Attempted robbery of bank nets 11 years

March 28, 2019 GMT

A Fort Wayne man was sentenced Wednesday to nearly 11 years in prison for trying to rob an Allen County bank nearly two years ago. Jamar Freeman, 27, pleaded guilty to attempted bank robbery and aiding and abetting in the April 11, 2016, attempted robbery of 1st Source Bank, 4605 E. Dupont Road.

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Theresa L. Springman sentenced Freeman to 130 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.

Freeman is the second person to be sentenced. Rasheed Stukes was sentenced to 111/2 years followed by two years of supervised release. Markell Palmer-Tate was also charged. His case is still pending.

During the attempted robbery, a weapon was used causing injury to another person. A person was also forced to accompany the robbers against that person’s will, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.