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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Chicago, Illinois Man Sentenced To 96 Months In Prison

For Hobbs Act Robbery and Brandishing a Firearm During a Crime of Violence

HAMMOND- Jonquel Lawson, 26, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced before District Court Judge James T. Moody following his plea of guilty Hobbs Act robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Lawson received a sentence of 96 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release. 

According to documents filed in this case, on September 2017 Mr. Lawson entered and robbed a cellular store in Munster, Indiana.  When the employee went to the back room, he followed her and pointed a gun at her.  Mr. Lawson stole in excess of $25,000 in cellular phones from the store and fled on foot.

This case was investigated by the FBI with the assistance of the Hammond Police Department.  This case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang. 

 

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated October 15, 2019