Omaha Man Sentenced to 65 Months for Robbery Spree
United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Jerome Davis, 44, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced on Friday, April 8, 2022, in federal court in Omaha for Interference with Commerce by Robbery. Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Davis to 65 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, he will begin a 3-year term of supervised release.
Between August 19, 2020, and September 3, 2020, Davis and a coconspirator committed a series of five robberies at businesses throughout Omaha. During the robberies, Davis, whose face was concealed, would either claim to have a gun or weapon or brandish a knife and demand money from the employees and owners of the businesses. The businesses included the Everest Gas Mart (Phillips 66), on Leavenworth Street, which Davis robbed twice, a Speedee Mart on South 84th Street, the Nu Trend Dry Cleaners located on Center Street, and a Subway sandwich shop located on North Saddle Creek Road. At several of the locations Davis was observed leaving the area in a white Buick sedan bearing in-transit tags.
On September 3, 2020, Omaha Police Department (OPD) officers were dispatched to a robbery that occurred at the Subway restaurant. The suspect, later determined to be Davis, was reported to be armed with a knife. Davis robbed the Subway and fled from the business. Officers observed the white Buick sedan in the area following the robbery and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle refused, leading them on a vehicle pursuit. OPD officers observed Davis in the passenger seat and a female suspect, later determined to be co-defendant Capreeca Jackman, who was driving. During the pursuit Davis threw paper and coin currency and a green cash register drawer from the passenger window of the Buick. The pursuit continued for several minutes before the Buick slowed, allowing Davis to get out and flee on foot in the area North 20th and Charles Streets. Officers arrested him. Officers continued to pursue Jackman in the white Buick sedan until she stopped near North 42nd and Izard Streets where she also was arrested.
During the interview, Jackman confirmed she drove the defendant to the areas of two of the targeted businesses. Jackman provided information that she and Davis were staying at the Motel 6 on South 84th Street. Jackman gave consent to search their shared room and to search her white Buick sedan. Additional evidence was in the Buick including the knife brandished by Davis and the face coverings he wore during the robberies.
Jackman’s trial is scheduled to begin May 23, 2022, before Chief Judge Rossiter.
This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.