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Thursday, April 18, 2019

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.


Violent Crime
Updated April 18, 2019