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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

March 12, 2010

Timothy M. Morrison, United States Attorney

Contact: Mary Bippus

(317) 229-2403

Indianapolis Man Sentenced for Armed Robbery

INDIANAPOLIS — Jaitee Jackson, 28, Indianapolis, Indiana, was sentenced to 154 months in prison yesterday by U.S. District Judge William T. Lawrence following his guilty plea to a Hobbs Act robbery, using a firearm in connection with a crime of violence, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. This case was the result of a investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

On Thursday, July 9, 2009, Jackson entered a Taco Bell on West 16th Street with a black Llama, .380 caliber, semi-automatic handgun. Jackson ordered the employees into an rear room, where he struck one of the employees with the handgun. Jackson stole between $300.00 and $350.00 before fleeing. Jackson was found a short distance away hiding in a shed. At the time of his arrest he was in possession of the gun and $250.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Bradley P. Shepard, who prosecuted the case for the government, Judge Lawrence also imposed five years supervised release following Jackson’s release from prison.