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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 9, 2022

Milwaukee Man Sentenced to 22 Years in Federal Prison for Robberies of Tow Truck Drivers

United States Attorney Richard G. Frohling announced today that Latherio Meadows (age 27) was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison for a series of armed robberies on the north side of Milwaukee over a three-week time span.

According to court records, Meadows committed seven armed robberies in September and October 2021. Meadows targeted local tow truck drivers, contacting each of them under the false pretense that he needed a tow or wanted to junk a car. Instead, in each of the robberies, he brandished a firearm and robbed the victims. In all of the robberies, Meadows stole significant sums of cash from the tow truck drivers. In two of the robberies, Meadows stole the victim’s firearm. In one robbery, Meadows physically assaulted the victim.

At sentencing, United States District Court Judge J.P. Stadtmueller emphasized the seriousness of the offenses and the impact of these crimes on the victims. 

This matter was investigated by the FBI’s Milwaukee Area Violent Crimes Task Force and the Milwaukee Police Department.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Abbey M. Marzick.

Following his term of imprisonment, Meadows also will spend three years on supervised release.  He also was ordered to pay $10,146.74 in restitution to the victims.

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Updated September 9, 2022