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

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Elkhart Man Sentenced To 125 Months Imprisonment

For Bank Robbery

SOUTH BEND - Acting United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson announced that Jeffrey Wilson, 29, of Elkhart, Indiana was sentenced before District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio for bank robbery.


Wilson was sentenced to 125 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release.


According to documents in this case, on November 16, 2016, Wilson and two accomplices robbed a bank in Mishawaka. Wearing masks and gloves, they used a rifle and a handgun to threaten both bank employees and customers while they stuffed cash into backpacks. Police caught the robbers at a house in Elkhart a short time later. One of the accomplices, Lamont Hawkins, was already sentenced in May, 2017 to 117 months imprisonment for his role in this robbery. The other accomplice, David Woods, has pled guilty and is currently scheduled for sentencing on August 2.


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

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Violent Crime
Updated June 27, 2017