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Press Release

James Hunley Indicted For Hobbs Act Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana

HAMMOND- United States Attorney David Capp announced today that an Indictment was filed charging James Hunley, 50, with four counts of Hobbs Act Robbery.

On the dates below, Hunley allegedly entered and robbed the following locations in the Northern District of Indiana:

  • March 7, 2016-Dollar General, 21 N. Main Street, Crown Point, Indiana

  • March 11, 2016- Dollar General, 2015 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth, Indiana

  • March 13, 2016- Dollar General, 611 E. Talmer Avenue, North Judson, Indiana

  • March 14, 2016- Walgreens, 13242 Wicker Avenue, Cedar Lake, Indiana  

United States Attorney Capp said, “these violent acts will not be tolerated in our community.  As stated at the last press conference, my Office and our state, local and federal law enforcement partners will continue to utilize all of our resources to apprehend and prosecute these perpetrators.”

Hunley was taken into custody on March 17, 2016 east of Tulsa, Oklahoma, pursuant to federal criminal complaint warrant.  Hunley is in the custody of the United States Marshal’s Service and is being transported back to the Northern District of Indiana.  The United States Attorney’s Office will seek pre-trial detention.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Lake, Marshall and Starke County Prosecutors’ Offices and the Cedar Lake, Crown Point, North Judson and Plymouth Police Departments.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang.

Anyone with any knowledge of James Hunley or his associates is urged to call the FBI at 219-769-3719 or 317-595-4000.  All phone calls will be treated confidentially.

The United States Attorney's Office emphasized that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

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Updated March 24, 2016

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