A Houston man who along with a group of other people smashed jewelry display cases and took jewelery from an Irving store has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.
Dominique Pearson, 25, was sentenced Wednesday in a federal courtroom following his guilty plea in October 2016.
He had pleaded guilty to federal robbery and using a firearm during a crime of violence charges.
Pearson has been in custody since his arrest in December 2015.
Eight other people have pleaded guilty in the Irving robbery and two are set for trials. One other person has not made a court appearance in federal court.
According to court documents, Pearson and 11 others arrived in Dallas on Nov. 17, 2013 from Houston with the intent of robbing Tilak Jewelers in the 8300 block of N. MacArthur Blvd. in Irving.
Pearson and five others drove to the Irving store in a stolen cargo van and later entered the store by smashing the locked glass door with a hammer, federal agents said in court documents. Once inside, the suspects restrained the owners with zip-ties, smashed jewelry display cases and took jewelry.
The suspects took the jewelry to Houston before they were arrested several months after the robbery, according to court documents.