Felon pleads guilty to robbing multiple restaurants

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 LOUISVILLE - David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky announced the guilty plea of a Louisville felon, this week, in United States District Court, to charges of brandishing a firearm while robbing three restaurants located in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Kenneth Dion Flintroy, Jr., age 24, pleaded guilty before District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to a seven count indictment, on Monday, August 4, 2014, in Louisville.

Flintroy admitted to robbing the McDonald’s located at 7426 3rd Street Road on April 16, 2013. Further, Flintroy admitted to holding up the Papa John’s Store located at 6902 Southside Drive on April 16, 2013, and the McDonald’s located at 8600 Dixie Highway on May 2, 2013.

In all instances, Flintroy brandishing a firearm.

Flintroy also admitted to being a felon in possession of a firearm, that is, a Jimenez Arms 9 millimeter pistol and ammunition.

According to court records, on May 23, 2011, Flintroy was convicted of three counts of trafficking in a controlled substance within 1000 yards of a school, and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia in Callaway County Circuit Court located in Murray, Kentucky.

Flintroy was charged in federal court because he has a prior felony conviction, and under federal statutes faces 25 years in prison, without the possibility of parole, for each armed robbery conviction.

If convicted at trial, Flintroy faced no less than 57 years in prison and no more than life, a fine of up to $1,750,000 and up to and including a life term of supervised release.

This federal prosecution stems from “Project Recoil,” the ongoing partnership of multiple law enforcement agencies, developed by U.S. Attorney Hale, to maximize penalties for the most violent repeat offenders, and to reduce violent crime in our community.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Tom Dyke and Amanda Gregory and is being investigated by the Louisville Metro Police Department.