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

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Virginia Resident Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Robbery of a Gas Station in Nashville, Illinois


Jordan T. Macbeth, 19, a resident of Culpepper, Virginia, was sentenced today in federal court for robbing the BP gas station in Nashville, Illinois. During the January 31 robbery, Macbeth brandished a loaded firearm and pointed it at the clerk. He was later caught, charged, and convicted after pleading guilty to a two-count federal indictment.

Macbeth received a nine-year sentence – two years for committing a robbery affecting interstate commerce (known as a Hobbs Act robbery) and an additional seven years for brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. Macbeth was also ordered to serve a three-year term of supervised release and to pay the gas station $461.79 in restitution.

The case was investigated by the Nashville, Illinois, Police Department, the Washington County, Illinois, Sheriff’s Office, the United States Army Criminal Investigations Command, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted byAssistant United States Attorney Angela Scott.

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated September 5, 2018