Benton Harbor, Michigan Man Sentenced To Prison
For Hobbs Act Robbery and Carjacking
SOUTH BEND – Marcus Edwards, age 38, of Benton Harbor, Michigan, was sentenced before United States District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio upon his plea of guilty to robbery, carjacking and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, announced U. S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.
Edwards was sentenced to 154 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.
According to documents in this case, on March 3, 2016, Mr. Edwards and a co-defendant entered a hotel in South Bend, pointed a shotgun at a clerk and demanded money. After the robbery, the duo followed a vehicle to a house in South Bend where they pointed a shotgun at the driver and passenger to take their car. Co-Defendant Jerricka Johnson was sentenced in May of 2017 to 70 months for her role in this case.
The case was investigated by the FBI with the assistance of the South Bend Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joel R. Gabrielse.