Centralia Man Sentenced for Violent Robberies

Mar 13, 2019

A Centralia man is headed to federal prison for his role in a string of violent robberies committed in 2017.

The U.S. attorney says 20-year-old Dazhai Brumfield was sentenced to six-and-a-half years behind bars.

Evidence showed Brumfield participated in six armed robberies beginning in September 2017 and ending with his arrest on December 17, 2017. The businesses targeted include Fuel-Vend, Huck's Food Store, Domino's Pizza, Hunan House and Lincoln Liquor.

Brumfield and a co-defendant, 31-year-old Ernestine Fields, were named in a four-count superseding indictment filed in May 2018. Fields, a Chicago native, pleaded guilty and was sentenced earlier this year to one year and one day in prison. Brumfield pleaded guilty last November to charges of conspiracy and interference with commerce by robbery.

As part of his sentence, Brumfield was ordered to repay $2,177 in restitution to the victim businesses.