Omaha Man Sentenced For Robbery
United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Jonathan A. Valentine, age 40, was sentenced in federal court Monday in Omaha, Nebraska, for one count of interference with commerce by robbery. The Honorable Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Valentine to 10 years in prison, ordered him to pay $1,256.50 in restitution, and three years of supervised release after he is released from prison.
On July 20, 2017, Valentine went into the Baker’s Supermarket at 5555 North 90th Street, with a stocking over his head that concealed his face and a gun that was later determined to be a toy. He pointed the gun at a clerk in the customer service area and demanded she put money in a bag he brought in. During the robbery, Valentine placed his hand on the counter leaving his DNA. A tip led law enforcement to Valentine and his DNA was compared to that left on the counter. He was confronted and admitted his involvement in the crime.
During the time period that included the date of the robbery, Valentine was on federal supervised release for a prior conviction of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. As a result of his robbery conviction, his supervised release was revoked and Senior U.S. District Judge Smith Camp ordered him to serve an additional two years, three months in prison in addition to the 10-year robbery sentence.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Great Plains Violent Crimes Task Force and Omaha Police robbery unit.