Colorado Springs man sentenced to federal prison for armed robbery and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence
DENVER – Joshua Bodean Smith, age 22, of Colorado Springs, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello to serve 483 months (40 years and 3 months) followed by 8 years of supervised release for two counts of armed robbery (Hobbs Act) and two counts of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, United States Attorney John Walsh and FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge James Yacone announced. Smith, who appeared at the hearing in custody, was also ordered to pay $895 in restitution to the two victims of his crime.
Smith was charged by Criminal Complaint on November 16, 2010. He was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 13, 2010. On November 21, 2012, the defendant was found guilty following a two week trial of the robbery (Hobbs Act) and gun charges. Smith was sentenced today, February 22, 2013.
According to the indictment, and facts presented at trial, on August 31, 2010 Smith, robbed a Cricket Communication Store located on South Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He used a firearm in relation to that crime of violence. On October 11, 2010, Smith robbed a Burger King restaurant on base within Fort Carson. He used a firearm during the commission of that crime of violence as well.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Colorado Springs Police Department and the Army Criminal Investigation Division at Fort Carson.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kurt Bohn and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Beth Gibson.