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

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

East St. Louis Man Sentenced For Bank Robbery

An East St. Louis man, Deondre Jones, 45, convicted of bank robbery, was sentenced to 56 months in federal prison on June 7, 2016, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, James L. Porter, announced today. Following release from imprisonment, Jones will serve three years of supervised release. Jones was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment, and was ordered to pay $510.63 in restitution to Scott Credit Union. Jones pled guilty to the charge on February 11, 2016. Jones has been in custody since his arrest on October 1, 2015.

Documents filed with the court indicate that Jones told a teller at Scott Credit Union in Belleville that he had a gun and wanted ten $10 bills; although the teller counted out ten such bills, Jones left with only eight. He used the money to obtain cocaine and the services of a prostitute.

The case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and members of the Belleville Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen B. Clark.

Updated June 8, 2016