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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Minnesota
Charles J. Kovats (Acting), United States Attorney
Contact: Tasha Zerna
For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 17, 2022

Gary Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison for Firearm Offense

MINNEAPOLIS – A Detroit Lakes man has been sentenced to 84 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for an armed robbery of a convenience store on the White Earth Indian Reservation. Acting U.S. Attorney Charles J. Kovats made the announcement after U.S. District Judge Nancy E. Brasel sentenced the defendant.

According to court documents, on November 11, 2020, Levi Brandin Jerome, 34, entered a convenience store located on the White Earth Indian Reservation carrying an American Tactical Imports, Omni Hybrid, multi-caliber rifle. Jerome pointed the rifle at the store clerk and demanded she open the cash register. Jerome stole approximately $2,250 in cash from the register and from a drawer next to the register before fleeing the store.

On November 2, 2021, Jerome pleaded guilty to one count of robbery.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the White Earth Police Department, the Becker County Sheriff’s Office, the West Central Drug Task Force, the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force, and the Devils Lake (North Dakota) Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander D. Chiquoine prosecuted the case.

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