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South Bend, Indiana Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

For Brandishing a Firearm During a Robbery

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South Bend, IN-(ENEWSPF)- Armand White, 34 years old, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio after pleading guilty to brandishing a firearm during a robbery, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

White was sentenced to 300 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release. 

According to documents in the case, in November of 2019, White and another individual robbed a tobacco store at gunpoint. They ordered the store clerk to lay on ground or be shot, while they stole cigarettes and money from the cash register. At the time of the commission of the offense, White was on supervised release for a prior federal conviction for bank robbery and brandishing a firearm in relation to a crime of violence.

This case was the result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Mishawaka and South Bend Police Departments.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kimberly Schultz.

This case was being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice‚Äôs 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.