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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Wisconsin

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Four Men and One Woman Federally Indicted for Robbery of West Bend Jewelry Store

Acting United States Attorney Gregory J. Haanstad announced today that five Detroit-area individuals were indicted for the December 29, 2014 robbery of the Husar’s House of Fine Diamonds in West Bend, Wisconsin.  Trayvon Shelton (age 24) Charles Leroy Hall (age 28) Gawain Mandeville-Nelson II (age 23) Deangelo Hayes (age 23) and Aliya Rahman (age 21) were charged with one count of Hobbs Act robbery.

The criminal complaints filed against Shelton, Hall, and Mandeville-Nelson II provide a detailed account of the allegations against the defendants.  According to the complaints, in the days leading up to the robbery, the defendants traveled from Detroit, Michigan to Wisconsin.  On December 29, 2014, the defendants entered the jewelry store armed with sledgehammers and stole a number of Rolex watches.  If convicted, each defendant faces up to 20 years in prison on the Hobbs Act robbery count.

Shelton, Hall, and Mandeville-Nelson are currently in federal custody.  Hayes and Rahman remain at large.

This matter is being investigated by the FBI’s Milwaukee Area Violent Crimes Task Force and the West Bend Police Department, with assistance from the FBI – Detroit Division and the Eastern District of Michigan United States Attorney’s Office.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Margaret B. Honrath.

The public is cautioned that an indictment is merely a charge and the defendants are presumed innocent until  proven guilty.


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Updated September 24, 2015