262 Month Sentence Imposed
For Armed Bank Robberies
SOUTH BEND – Nahkomie Taylor, 31 years old, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio on his plea of guilty to two counts of bank robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.
Taylor was sentenced to 262 months in prison, 2 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $12,155 in restitution.
According to documents in this case, Nahkomie Taylor was on parole for armed robbery for less than a month when he robbed a bank at gunpoint in South Bend on February 18, 2020. Three days later, Taylor robbed a different bank at gunpoint in South Bend. That same day, he traveled to Oak Park, Illinois, and robbed a third bank at gunpoint.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the South Bend Police Department, the Oak Park Police Department, and the Chicago Police Department. The case was prosecuted in coordination with the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Illinois and handled by Assistant United States Attorney Joel Gabrielse.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.