Two men from the Metro East area were sentenced for their role in a 2018 marijuana robbery and shooting in Caseyville, Illinois, according to a release from the Department of Justice.
Deveon Humphries, 28, was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison on Monday and his co-defendant, Dartaniel Pruitt, 27m was sentenced in August of this year, according to the release.
As part of their sentences, Humphries and Pruitt were also ordered to serve a 5-year term of supervised release.
Humphries pled guilty to his charges in May and was sentenced for one count of interfering with commerce by robbery and one count of discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, the release said.
On September 30, 2018, Humphries arranged a fake marijuana sale with the plan to rob the marijuana dealer.
Humphries was armed and had concocted a plan with his co-defendant, Pruitt, to take the marijuana at gunpoint, according to information provided by court documents.
During the robbery, Humphries shot a witness several times. Pruitt and Humphries fled the scene with the marijuana. The Caseyville Police Department investigated the robbery and later recovered Humphries’ firearm.
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This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.