Milwaukee Man Indicted on Robbery, Firearms, and Ammunition Charges
James L. Santelle, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on May 5, 2015, a federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment against Justin K. Nalls (age: 27) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, charging him with robbery, brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, possession of ammunition by a felon, and possession of a firearm by a felon contrary to Title 18 United States Code, sections 1951(a), 924(c)(1)(A)(ii), and 922(g)(1). If convicted of the robbery offense the defendant faces 20 years imprisonment. The defendant is an armed career criminal under federal law based on three prior violent felony convictions. An armed career criminal convicted of possession of ammunition or possession of a firearm faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years to life on each count. If he is found to have brandished a firearm during the robbery offense, the defendant must receive an additional 7 years imprisonment consecutive to any other sentence.
According to the indictment and other documents filed with the court, the defendant and an accomplice travelled from Milwaukee to northeast Wisconsin under the guise of offering prostitution services to the owner of a Kewaunee business. Upon arrival, the defendant and accomplice proceeded to rob the business owner at gunpoint. A search of the defendant’s residence and vehicle yielded a loaded .44 revolver in the vehicle and 15 rounds of .357 magnum ammunition in a children’s bedroom.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Criminal Investigation, the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department, the Kewaunee Police Department, and the Kewaunee County District Attorney’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.
An indictment is only a charge and not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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