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Press Release

Armed Robber Sentenced to 7 Years

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Wisconsin

MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Lamontay D. Rivera, 21, Madison, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to seven years in federal prison for robbing a Madison restaurant while armed with a handgun.  Rivera pleaded guilty to this charge on March 12, 2019. 

Rivera’s co-defendant, Johnell Britt, was also sentenced to seven years in federal prison, because he also possessed a handgun during the robbery.  Britt was sentenced by Judge Conley on June 4. 

Rivera and Britt robbed a Subway restaurant on Cottage Grove Road in Madison on August 20, 2018.  They were identified as the armed robbers from surveillance cameras, physical evidence subsequently seized from their vehicle, and DNA evidence. 

This case has been brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the U.S. Justice Department’s program to reduce violent crime.  The PSN approach involves collaboration by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and communities to prevent and deter gun violence. 

The charges against Rivera and Britt were the result of an investigation conducted by the Madison Police Department.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita M. Rumbelow. 

Updated July 11, 2019

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