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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Milwaukee Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Attempted Robbery of Walgreens

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger has announced that last Friday, United States District Judge Lynn Adelman sentenced Lamont Walker to 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release after Walker pled guilty to attempting to rob a Walgreens store and brandishing a gun during the attempted robbery. 

At his plea hearing, Walker admitted that he attempted to rob the Walgreens store located at 2826 North Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Milwaukee, on August 22, 2018.  He further admitted that he brandished a loaded 9mm handgun after entering the Walgreens. Walker fled the store without having obtained any money or other property and was involved in a foot chase with police officers, during which he threw the handgun onto the roof of Pete’s Fruit Market. Officers recovered the firearm. Walker was on state supervision at the time he committed the attempted robbery and faces revocation. 

Walker’s sentence includes a 7-year mandatory minimum sentence on the charge of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. This sentence must run consecutive to any other sentence, including a state revocation sentence.     

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Milwaukee Area Violent Crimes Task Force and the Milwaukee Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Margaret B. Honrath.

 

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Public Information Officer Kenneth Gales (414) 297-1700

Updated February 26, 2019