Michigan City, Indiana Man Sentenced To 71 Months in Prison
For Hobbs Act Robbery
SOUTH BEND – Demetrius Thomas, age 39, of Michigan City, Indiana, was sentenced before United States District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio upon his plea of guilty to 5 counts of Hobbs Act Robbery, announced U. S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.
Thomas was sentenced to 71 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.
According to documents in this case, from December 24, 2017 through January 1, 2018, Mr. Thomas conducted a series of 5 armed robberies in South Bend, Mishawaka and St. Joseph County. The robberies occurred at a drug store, a pizzeria and gas stations.
The case was investigated by the FBI and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joel R. Gabrielse.