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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Gary Man Sentenced To 135 Months In Prison

Hobbs Act Robbery

HAMMOND – Deshalone Davis, 21 years old, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen on his plea of guilty to Hobbs Act Robbery and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, announced U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.

Davis was sentenced to 135 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release.  He was also ordered to pay $17,011.05 in restitution.

“Committing a brazen act of violence, in the middle of a crowded store during the early evening hours when many people are around will never be tolerated in this District.  The sentence today shows the seriousness of this type of offense.  We will continue to focus on crimes like the one above and other violent crimes to make sure justice is served to criminals like Mr. Davis,” said U.S. Attorney Kirsch.   

According to documents in this case, on August 1, 2017, Davis and three others robbed a wireless store in Munster, Indiana.  They entered the store during the afternoon rush hour, at approximately 5:45 pm.  While holding employees and customers at gunpoint, they forced employees to empty cabinets of phones and demanded all of the cash from the register.  The gunmen men fled the store in a getaway vehicle driven by Vondell Henry, Jr.  Mr. Henry pled guilty in this case as is awaiting sentencing.  His hearing is set for September 5, 2018.    

This case is the result of the investigative efforts of the FBI with the assistance of Hammond, Munster and Gary Police Departments.  This case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Chang.

 

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated June 20, 2018