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10/8/2012 4:56:00 PM
Woman pleads guilty to role in Byron crime
Plea stems from 2011 McDonald's robbery

By David Richards

A 30-year-old Rochester woman pleaded guilty Oct. 2 to her role during the armed robbery at McDonald's in Byron June 15, 2011. Quiana Shaneea Evans pleaded guilty to one count of interference with commerce by robbery and one count of aiding and abetting the use, carrying, possessing, and discharging of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. 

She faces up to 20 years in federal prison.

Evans, who was indicted on May 21, 2012, entered her plea before United States District Judge Donovan W. Frank. 

According to documents from the United States Department of Justice, in her plea agreement, Evans admitted that on June 15, 2011, she entered the McDonald's with Christian Aaron Alexander (Also of Rochester), who was armed with a Colt, .45-caliber pistol. While Alexander brandished the firearm, Evans and Alexander both demanded money from the restaurant employees. They eventually took approximately $1,851.68, including personal property belonging to the restaurant employees. During the crime, Evans and Alexander restrained the employees by locking them in a cold storage room at the restaurant. In addition, Alexander's firearm discharged in the presence of the employees. 

Alexander, who was charged on Sept. 8, 2011, has pleaded guilty to numerous charges and faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. Both Evans and Alexander will be sentenced at future hearings yet to be scheduled.

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