Jeremiah J. Wise will spend his sentence in a federal prison for his role in a Pizza Hut robbery.
His alleged accomplice, Amanda D. Murphy Snyder, still faces a future hearing, according to federal officials.
The incident began to unfold late on the morning of May, 3, 2009, when a robbery call was received at the Bradley County 911 Center. Officers began to respond to the scene on Paul Huff at the Pizza Hut and Cleveland police officer Bill Parks spotted the suspect’s vehicle, which had been described as the getaway car.
Parks reported his vehicle had been struck by gunfire. At least one bullet lodged inches away from Parks in the police vehicle he was driving.
Cleveland Police Department, Bradley County Sheriff’s Office and Drug Task Force agents joined in the pursuit and eventually utilized stop sticks to disable the suspect’s car.
Wise then attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended.
Both were transferred into federal custody and charged with felonies, according to reports.
Wise pleaded guilty to a “Hobbs Act” robbery — use of a firearm in a crime of violence and a felon in possession of a firearm, according to Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.
Murphy-Snyder still faces the charges in federal court, according to Bradley County Sheriff’s Office and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms liaison Carl Maskew.
The modern-day “Bonnie and Clyde” had a North Carolina address and reportedly committed a number of alleged crimes in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee, before allegedly committing the Pizza Hut robbery here, Maskew said.
Investigation here revealed Murphy-Snyder was the reported driver and Wise was the shooter, Maskew added.
Gault said during the investigation it was learned that only $100 was taken during the reported robbery of the local Pizza Hut.
Both were charged under federal criminal statutes by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. U.S. District Court Judge Harry S. “Sandy” presided over the case.