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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Elkhart Man Sentenced To 117 Months Imprisonment

For Bank Robbery

SOUTH BEND - Acting United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson announced that Lamont Hawkins, 21, of Elkhart, Indiana was sentenced before District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio for bank robbery.

 

Hawkins was sentenced to 117 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release.

 

According to documents in this case, on November 16, 2016, Hawkins and two accomplices robbed a bank in Mishawaka. Wearing masks and gloves, they used a rifle and a handgun to threaten the victims while they stuffed cash into backpacks. Police caught them at a house in Elkhart a short time later. The two accomplices, Jeffery Wilson, 29, and David Woods, 30, both of Elkhart have pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing.

 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel Gabrielse.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
Updated May 17, 2017