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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Vondell Henry Jr. Sentenced to 105 Months in Prison

For Hobbs Act Robbery and Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence

HAMMOND – Vondell Henry Jr., 21 years old, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Joseph VanBokkelen on his plea of guilty to Hobbs Act Robbery and Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Henry was sentenced to 105 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release. 

According to documents in the case, on August 1, 2017, Henry and three others, including his co-defendant Deshalone Davis, robbed a wireless cell phone store located at Ridge Road and Calumet Avenue in Munster, Indiana. Two of the robbers brandished guns during the robbery, which took place around 5:00pm when customers and employees were inside the store. Henry drove the vehicle to the store, remained in the vehicle while the others went inside, and acted as the getaway driver.

This case was investigated by the FBI GRIT Task Force in conjunction with Munster, Gary, and Griffith Police Departments and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang.

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated September 20, 2018