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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

Monday, February 1, 2016

Belleville Man Sentenced For Robbery Of Imo’s Driver

Case Is Continuation of United States Attorney Wigginton’s Anti-Armed Robbery Initiative

James L. Porter, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today, that on Friday, January 29, 2016, Gregory Morgan, 20, of Belleville, Illinois, was sentenced in federal District Court for obstructing commerce by robbery and for carrying a firearm during a robbery. Morgan was sentenced to a 111 months in federal prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release, and a $200 special assessment. The District Court also ordered that Morgan pay the victims of the robbery $45 in restitution.

On January 23, 2015, Morgan called an Imo’s Pizza restaurant and placed a delivery order for pizza and chicken wings. Morgan, wearing black pants, a black sweatshirt and a dark colored bandana covering his face, lay in wait for the driver. When the Imo’s Pizza delivery driver arrived, Morgan brandished a .22 caliber semi-automatic weapon and demanded the pizzas, chicken wings and any money the driver had. Morgan then fled with the food and $45 in cash.

This investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Belleville Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Laura Reppert and Jonathan Drucker.

Updated February 4, 2016