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South Bend Man Sentenced to 171 Months In Prison

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

SOUTH BEND – Quadre Gavin, 20 years old, of South Bend, Indiana was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio on his plea of guilty to six counts of Hobbs Act robbery and a count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Gavin was sentenced to 171 months in prison and 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, throughout September and October 2021, Gavin committed seven armed robberies of convenience stores and a gas station in the South Bend and Mishawaka areas. During each robbery, he pointed a handgun at a person and demanded money.  Gavin committed these armed robberies after having been released from probation on a separate offense less than 4 months earlier.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the South Bend Police Department, the Mishawaka Police Department, and the St. Joseph County Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joel 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.


Updated October 27, 2022

Violent Crime