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Springfield Man Sentenced for Hobbs Act Robberies

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

Springfield, Ill. – A Springfield, Ill., man, Javon A. Young, 18, of Rosaria Road, has been ordered to serve a total of 51 months (4 years, 3 months) in federal prison for robberies at the Casey’s General Store and Taco Gringo in Springfield that occurred in June 2016.


Young appeared today before U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough, in Springfield. Judge Myerscough ordered that Young serve 51 months in prison, followed by three years supervised release, for the robbery of the Casey’s General Store, 1133 West Jefferson St., on June 8, 2016, and of Taco Gringo, 975 Clock Tower Drive, on June 11, 2016.


In October 2016, Young pled guilty to the robberies under the federal statute known as the Hobbs Act, for interference with interstate commerce by threats or violence. Young was charged with using a black air rifle handgun to commit the robberies of the two businesses.


Young was also ordered to pay a $200 special assessment and to pay restitution in the total amount of $605 to Casey’s General Store.


Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory M. Gilmore prosecuted the case in the Central District of Illinois, Springfield Division. The charges were investigated by the FBI and the Springfield Police Department.


Young has remained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since his arrest on Sept. 21, 2016.

Updated February 21, 2017

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime