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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Ohio

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
David DeVillers
, United States Attorney
Contact: Jennifer Thornton

Local Man Sentenced to More Than 26 Years in Prison for String of Armed Robberies

14 Years of Federal Sentence to Be Served After Defendant Completes 21-Year State Sentence

DAYTON – A Dayton man was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 318 months in federal prison for committing armed robberies in and around Dayton.

Jermaine Green, 37, pleaded guilty in January 2019 to two counts of robbery and two counts of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

According to court documents, in an attempt to pay off a drug debt, Green committed a string of robberies throughout the greater Dayton area between December 2017 and January 2018 in which he wore a disguise using a dreadlocks wig.

On Dec. 17, 2017, Green brandished a firearm and robbed the Walgreen’s Pharmacy on Hoover Ave. in Dayton. Later that same day, Green again brandished a firearm and robbed a Sunoco gas station on Wayne Ave. in Dayton.

Two days later, Green robbed Falb’s Restaurant on Kiser Street in Dayton. After ordering a hamburger, Green pointed his handgun at the owner and demanded the owner enter the safe. When another customer entered the restaurant, distracting Green, the owner pulled out his gun and fired two shots at Green. Green attempted to shoot the owner but the safety was on his firearm. As Green fled the restaurant, the owner’s brother arrived and also fired at Green. Green was hit by one of the bullets as he was fleeing. Green later staged a robbery so that he would appear to be a victim before seeking medical attention.

Green robbed four Dollar General stores in late December 2017 and early January 2018, including the stores on Valley Street in Riverside, North Gettysburg Ave. in Dayton, North Main Street in Clayton and South Gettysburg Ave. in Dayton.

Green had also committed a robbery at Loan Max on Dec. 17, 2017, which was the basis for his 2018 conviction in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. In his state case, he was ordered to serve 21 years in prison.

“Green’s actions were drastic and reckless, and but for his arrest, Green confessed that he likely would have engaged in murder to save himself and his family from the drug dealer he owed money,” U.S. Attorney David M. DeVillers said. “Green brandished a loaded firearm over and over at various locations for small amounts of money. This office will not tolerate gun violence and will prosecute it accordingly.”

DeVillers is joined by Jonathan McPherson, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); Dayton Police Chief Richard S. Biehl; Montgomery County Sheriff Rob Streck; Clayton Police Chief Matt Hamlin; and Riverside Police Chief Frank Robinson in announcing the sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice. Assistant United States Attorney Amy M. Smith is representing the United States in this case.


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