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Springfield Man Sentenced to 46 months in Prison for Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of Illinois

Springfield, Ill. – A Springfield man, Javon Young,  25, of the 2000 block of Normandy Road, has been sentenced to 46 months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release for Bank Robbery. Young will also have to pay over $5,000 in restitution to the victim bank.

At the sentencing hearing, U.S. District Court Judge Myerscough noted the robbery “terrified” the victims and she remarked on the emotional toll such crimes take on bank employees’ ability to feel safe at work. At the time Young committed the offense, he was already serving a term of supervised release for a previous charge of interference with commerce by threat or violence. Judge Myerscough revoked that term of supervision and sentenced Young to a consecutive 6-month term of imprisonment for his supervised release violations.

Young was indicted on January 19, 2022, he pled guilty on July 31, 2023, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen L. McNaught. Young has been in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since January 2022.

The statutory penalties for Bank Robbery are up to 20 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to three years of supervised release.

The Springfield Police Department with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Springfield Field Office investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah E. Seberger represented the government in the prosecution.

Updated December 5, 2023

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