RALEIGH -

Three people from Eastern North Carolina have pleaded guilty to firearms charges in a string of area fast food robberies and now face lengthy prison sentences.

Trevin Maurice Gibson of Greenville, Michael Rondale Gibson of Greenville, Prentise Javaughn Wilkins of Williamston and Deshaun Entrea Spruill of Robersonville pleaded guilty in federal court in Raleigh.

Each suspect pleaded guilty to using guns to rob several restaurants in or around Greenville from September 2011 through January 2012.  The robberies involved Bojangles, KFC, Subway, Burger King, McDonalds and Popeyes locations.

Each suspect faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years without parole and could be sentenced to life in prison.  Sentencing is scheduled for the week of February 10, 2014.