South Bend Man Sentenced to 100 Months in Prison
SOUTH BEND – Shamond Jenkins, 20 years old, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio after being found guilty by a jury in December 2021, of bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.
Jenkins was sentenced to 100 months in prison, 2 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $1,965 in restitution.
According to documents in the case, in December 2020, Jenkins went to a bank and handed over a note threatening to kill an employee if the employee did not give him cash. As employees were gathering cash out of the teller drawers to give to Jenkins, he repeatedly told them he was prepared to kill them. He fled with the cash and was arrested in January 2021.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the South Bend Police Department and the Mishawaka Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joel R. Gabrielse.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.