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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Gary Man Sentenced To 235 Months in Prison

For Violent Crimes

HAMMOND- Omarr Williams, 43, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio on his plea of guilty to bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Williams was sentenced to 235 in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release. 

According to documents in the case, on October 8, 2019, Williams robbed a bank in Hammond, Indiana.  Upon entering the bank, Williams pointed a firearm at a bank teller and demanded money.  At the time of his arrest. Williams was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm and $1,597.   

At the time he committed the bank robbery, Williams was on probation for a prior armed robbery conviction.  Based on his criminal history, Williams was determined to be a career offender which resulted in an increase to his sentence.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Hammond Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Caitlin M. Padula and Jennifer S. Chang.    

This case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
Updated May 25, 2022