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For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill.– Jalon J. Moore, 25, of Saint Louis, Missouri, was sentenced on Thursday, May 
12, 2022, to a total of 26 years in prison for a string of robberies he committed in the Metro East 
area. Moore will serve a three-year term of supervised release following his release from federal 
prison. Moore was also ordered to pay $132,961.74 in restitution to his victims.
In  January  of  2022,  Moore  pled  guilty  to  conspiracy  to  commit  robberies  with  a  
firearm,  armed robberies of Sprint in Fairview Heights, Illinois, and Marco’s Pizza in 
Collinsville, Illinois, and armed bank robbery of GCS Credit Union in Collinsville, Illinois, all 
of which occurred in March of 2019. Moore also pled guilty and was sentenced in the Eastern 
District of Missouri for five additional armed robberies of businesses in Saint Louis. According to 
court documents, Moore, Larry J. Rhines, and Garry  Johnson,  committed  numerous  “take  over  
style”  business  robberies  in  the  Metro  East  area between January and March of 2019. During 
these robberies, the three were armed with firearms and threatened employees while demanding money.

Moore’s co-defendants, Larry J. Rhines and Garry Johnson, are set to be sentenced in June of 2022.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the 
Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.   PSN is an evidence-based program proven 
to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work 
together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop 
comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts 
on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for 
lasting reductions in crime.

This case was investigated by the St. Louis and Springfield Field Offices of the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation, the Saint Louis Metropolitan, Saint Louis County, Collinsville, and Fairview Heights 
Police Departments.
The case prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ali Burns.

Updated May 13, 2022

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