Charlotte Man Connected To 35 Armed Robbery Cases Gets Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A federal judge sentenced a Charlotte man, who was linked to 35 armed robbery cases, to 18 years in prison, according to a news release.  Jonathan Gardin, 36, of Charlotte, was sentenced to 220 months in prison and three years of supervised release for committing a string of armed robberies at businesses around Charlotte.

Gardin and co-conspirator Mandale Huntley both pleaded guilty to several felony charges in reference to the armed robberies.  Huntley is still awaiting sentencing.  Read below for more details on the robberies.

Original Story (Posted: Feb. 27, 2019):

CHARLOTTE, NC — Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department say they’ve now connected 35 armed robbery cases that happened at local businesses to at least one suspect.

On February 16th, police arrested Jonathan Gardin, 34, and Mandale Huntley, 26, after they allegedly were caught robbing the Family Dollar on Valleydale Road. During the investigation, detectives say they were able to link the men to several other armed robberies from businesses throughout the area.

Additionally, police say they were able to link Sergio Patterson, 33, to two of those crimes that happened in July.

The cases involving each suspect are listed below (italicized cases involve two or more of the suspects):

Gardin Cases:

  • October 5, 2017, 10:58 AM (20171005225800): Cornor Mart (2101 Eastway Drive)
  • October 10, 2017, 11:30 PM (20171010233000): Fish Hut Arcade (4016 Wilkinson Boulevard)
  • October 13, 2017, 12:51 a.m. (20171013005101): Circle K (7905 South Boulevard)
  • October 13, 2017, 11:40 PM (20171013234001): Cornor Mart (2101 Eastway Drive)
  • October 17, 2017, 9:58 PM (20171017215800): Family Dollar (7921 Old Statesville Road)
  • December 19, 2017, 9:06 PM (20171219210601): Xpress Mart (4200 Glenwood Drive)
  • December 31, 2017, 8:31 PM (20171231203103): Family Dollar (240 Bradford Drive)
  • January 03, 2018, 9:33 p.m. (20180103213301): Family Dollar (7921 Old Statesville Road)
  • January 03, 2018, 10:08 p.m. (20180103220803): Xpress Mart (4200 Glenwood Drive)
  • February 7, 2018, 8:28 PM (20180207202801): Family Dollar (542 Valleydale Road)
  • February 21, 2018, 10:19 PM (20180221221903): Cornor Mart (2101 Eastway Drive)
  • April 21, 2018, 9:35 p.m. (20180421213506): Family Dollar (7921 Statesville Road)
  • July 3, 2018, 9:12 p.m. (20180703211201): Family Dollar (1720 West Trade Street)
  • July 22, 2018, 10:35 p.m. (20180722223501): Cornor Mart (2101 Eastway Drive)
  • July 22, 2018, 11:19 p.m. (20180722231900): 7-11 (8101 Old Concord Road)
  • September 20, 2018, 9:35 PM (20180920213501): Family Dollar (4301 Statesville Road)
  • October 01, 2018, 9:42 p.m. (20181001214201): Family Dollar (240 Bradford Drive)
  • October 28, 2018, 8:21 p.m., (20181028-2021-02) Dollar General (4022 Frank Vance Road)
  • October 30, 2018, 9:06 p.m., (20181030-2106-00) Family Dollar (542 Valleydale Road)
  • November 04, 2018, 9:56 p.m., (20181104-2156-02) Family Dollar (2716 W. Sugar Creek Road)
  • November 11, 2018, 8:59 p.m., (20181111-2059-01) Family Dollar (3120 Mount Holly-Huntersville Road)
  • November 18, 2018, 9:12 p.m., (20181118-2112-00) Family Dollar (3618 Beatties Ford Road)
  • December 9, 2018, 7:07 p.m., (20181209-1907-03) Skyline Superatte (1725 Statesville Road)
  • December 12, 2018, 7:55 p.m., (20181212-1955-01) Dollar General (4022 Frank Vance Road)
  • December 13, 2018, 9:05 p.m. (20181213210501): Family Dollar (8108 Idlewild Road)
  • December 16, 2018, 8:38 p.m., (20181216-2038-02) Family Dollar (1720 W. Trade Street)
  • December 22, 2018, 7:30 p.m., (20181222-1930-00) Family Dollar (3120 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road)
  • December 23, 2018, 8:39 p.m., (20181223-2039-00) Bojangles  (3129 Monroe Road)
  • December 26, 2018, 8:13 p.m. (20181226201300): Family Dollar (6716 Nation Ford Road)
  • January 5, 2019, 9:22 p.m. (20190105212200): Family Dollar (1560 West Boulevard)
  • January 19, 2019, 8:23 p.m. (20190119202300): Family Dollar (2022 North Graham Street)
  • January 26, 2019, 8:02 p.m., (20190126-2002-01) Dollar General (2804 W. Sugar Creek Road)
  • February 02, 2019 12:22 a.m., (20190202-1938-00) Dollar General (221 Heathway Drive)
  • February 03, 2019 8:44 p.m., (20190203-2044-00) Family Dollar (6701 N. Tryon Street)
  • February 16, 2019, 9:37 p.m. (20190216213705): Family Dollar (542 Valleydale Road)

Huntley Cases:

  • December 26, 2018, 8:13 p.m. (20181226201300): Family Dollar (6716 Nation Ford Road)
  • January 19, 2019, 8:23 p.m. (20190119202300): Family Dollar (2022 North Graham Street)
  • February 16, 2019, 9:37 p.m. (20190216213705): Family Dollar (542 Valleydale Road)

Patterson Cases:

  • July 22, 2018, 10:35 p.m. (20180722223501): Cornor Mart (2101 Eastway Drive)
  • July 22, 2018, 11:19 p.m. (20180722231900): 7-11 (8101 Old Concord Road)

CMPD says the investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.