By Rachel Morgan, Marketing –
Akeem Bolton, age 29, was found guilty of committing an armed robbery at a barbershop in Maryland. According to the FBI Press release, Bolton and an accomplice walked into the barbershop pretending to be customers. As the barber prepared his accomplice’s haircut, the accomplice pulled a gun on him, meanwhile “Bolton struck a second employee in the back of the head with a handgun.”
The two criminals forced the employees into the back room of the barbershop. They ordered the employees to lay on their stomachs, naked and with their hands behind their heads. While they were laying there, the criminals told them to count to 1,000. Bolton and his accomplice threatened to kill them if they moved and proceeded to rob them of their valuable belongings.
When the employees were unable to tell Bolton and his accomplice where to find additional money in the shop, the criminals threatened their lives again. Finally, Bolton and his accomplice exited the barbershop, leaving behind additional death threats should the employees decide to report the crime.
Upon Bolton’s arrest, law enforcement officials identified the gun that was used in the robbery. Additionally, officials searched the apartment of Bolton’s accomplice where they found a necklace belonging to one of the barbershop employees and another gun.
Bolton was sentenced to 9 years in prison with 5 years of supervised release for his crimes.
What Bolton did to those poor barbershop employees was cruel and humiliating. His punishment reflects the gravity of his acts. Crimes such as these involve investigations and occasionally interrogations. To solve these crimes, law enforcement officials rely on a variety of different forms of technology to help them find the parties accountable for such despicable acts.
One of these forms of technology is lie detection tests. In the past, lie detection tests took hours to administer and process and required a trained professional to analyze the test’s results. Thanks to a new form of lie detection called EyeDetect®, this is no longer the case. EyeDetect tests are administered and processed within 30 minutes and are scored using a computer algorithm. With faster and more efficient lie detection tools, law officials will be able to work more quickly to stop dangerous criminals before they commit additional crimes.