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Evansville man sentenced for two eastside robberies

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

Evansville – Josh J. Minkler, Acting United States Attorney, announced today that David J. Nalley, 41 of Evansville, Indiana, was sentenced to 84 months (seven years) in prison by U.S. District Chief Judge Richard L. Young following his guilty plea to two counts of robbery and violation of supervised release. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force and the Evansville Police Department.

“The reduction of violent crime remains one of the highest priorities in my office,” said Minkler. “Those who choose to disrupt our lives with violence will be held accountable.”

Immediately before sentencing, Nalley admitted that on March 21, 2013, he entered the Chuckles Convenience Store located on South Weinbach Avenue in Evansville, Indiana. He approached the cash register clerk and said “I am robbing you,” with one hand in a jacket pocket. The clerk surrendered the cash to Nalley.

Nalley also admitted that on the following day, he entered the CVS Pharmacy on Covert Avenue in Evansville, and approached a CVS cash register clerk and said “give me all the money in the register.” Evansville police investigators examined the videos from the stores and identified Nalley as the robber.

Nalley was a resident of an Evansville federal work release facility based on a prior federal firearms conviction at the time of the robberies. Nalley admitted violating his supervised release conditions by committing the robbery offenses during the hearing. He further stated, he used the robbery proceeds to purchase illegal drugs.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd S. Shellenbarger, who prosecuted the case for the government, Judge Young imposed 3 years of supervised release following Nalley’s release from prison and ordered restitution of $95 be paid to CVS Pharmacy and $103 to Chuckles Convenient Store. Nalley must submit to drug testing and treatment while on supervision.

Updated January 29, 2015