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United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Billy Adell, III, 21, today to nine years in federal prison having previously pleaded guilty to a Hobbs Act robbery; that is, robbing a business involved in interstate commerce and brandishing a firearm during the robbery. There is no parole in the federal system.

On October 28, 2018, at approximately 9:33 am, Daewoo Robertson, Adell, and Otis Brown, III robbed the CVS Pharmacy, 1701 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, Nebraska at gunpoint.  Robertson, Adell, and Brown are from Indianapolis and drove to Bellevue to commit the robbery.  Adell was the driver.  Robertson and Brown went into the store.  Robertson was armed with a Glock .40 caliber handgun that he pointed at employees and a customer while he and Brown zip-tied them.  Robertson and Brown fled the store in Adell’s waiting vehicle, with $60,196.50 in controlled substances.  They were caught shortly thereafter when their car was stopped.  Officers searched the car and found the gun, zip-ties, and a garbage bag with the stolen drugs.  Once the drugs leave the store, they cannot be taken back and resold by CVS and have to be destroyed.  

Robertson, 20, and Brown, 18, were previously sentenced by the late Senior United States District Judge Laurie Smith Camp.  Robertson received a sentence of nine years’ imprisonment and Brown received a sentence of eight years’ one month imprisonment.  Robertson, Brown, and Adell were also each ordered to serve five years of supervised release following their release from federal prison and ordered to pay $61,154 in restitution.

The FBI Great Plains Violent Crime Task Force, comprised of FBI agents, Omaha Police Department Detectives, Nebraska State Patrol Investigators and Papillion Police Department Detectives, is responsible for the investigation of the robbery.  The task force was assisted by the Bellevue Police Department.

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