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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hammond Man Sentenced To 510 Months Imprisonment

HAMMOND- Acting United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson announced that Eric M. Dillon, 28, of Gary, Indiana was sentenced before Judge Philip P. Simon for Armed Robbery and Use of a Firearm to Cause Death during a Crime of Violence.

 

Dillon was sentenced to consecutive sentences of 240 months for armed robbery and 270 months for using the firearm to cause death for a total sentence of 510 months imprisonment.

 

According to documents in this case, on January 20, 2016, at approximately 4:30 am, Dillon entered the 7-Eleven store at 6031 Hohman Avenue in Hammond, Indiana with a handgun, demanded money, and shot and killed the store clerk, Roger Unton.

 

This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Hammond Police Department with assistance from the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office. The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Thomas M. McGrath and Jennifer Chang.

 

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated August 15, 2017