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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of North Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 9, 2016

Fargo Man Sentenced in Connection with Shooting during Taco John’s Robbery

FARGO - US Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that on September 8, 2016, Carl Eugene Smith, 24, Fargo, ND, was sentenced before US District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to serve 12 years in federal prison for two-count Indictment charging him with Interference with Commerce by Threats or Violence- Hobbs Act Robbery, as well as Use of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence. Judge Erickson also ordered that Smith serve 3 years supervised release and to pay a $200 special assessment to the crime victims fund

 On or about September 3, 2015, Smith and other co-conspirators were involved in robbing the Taco John’s restaurant located at 2601 32nd Ave. S., Fargo, as the restaurant was beginning to close. During the robbery Smith fired two shots, with one of the shots hitting an employee in the leg, causing injury that required medical treatment.

This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) as well as the Fargo Police Department.

U. S. Attorney Christopher C. Myers is prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
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Updated September 12, 2016