North Las Vegas Resident Sentenced To Prison For Selling Over 200 Firearms Without A Federal Firearms License
LAS VEGAS – A Las Vegas resident was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Andrew P. Gordon to 18 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for committing six armed robberies of gas station convenience stores.
Jonathan Nagel (25) pleaded guilty in September 2022 to six counts of interference of commerce by robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and one count of failure to appear.
According to court documents, from January 21, 2021 to August 18, 2021, Nagel committed six armed robberies of businesses located in North Las Vegas and Las Vegas. At each robbery, Nagel pretended to make a purchase at the checkout counter. He then pointed a 9mm handgun at the store clerk and demanded money from the cash register. Nagel was arrested in August of 2021 and admitted he was planning to rob a seventh store that night. After Nagel was arrested for the armed robberies, he was initially released on pretrial supervision and ordered to self-surrender on March 7, 2022. However, on March 4, 2022, he cut off his GPS monitor, and absconded from pretrial supervision. Nagel was arrested in Arizona later that month.
U.S. Attorney Jason M. Frierson for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Spencer L. Evans for the FBI made the announcement.
This case was investigated by the FBI, North Las Vegas Police Department, and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bianca Pucci prosecuted the case.