Suspect in string of Indiana robberies faces federal charges

A man already facing charges in the Dollar General store robbery on February 29 has been indicted on four counts of Hobbs Act robbery in federal court.

James Hunley, 40, was indicted for robberies at the following locations in Indiana:

  • Dollar General, 21 N. Main Street, Crown Point -March 7, 2016
  • Dollar General, 2015 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth - March 11, 2016
  • Dollar General, 611 E. Talmer Avenue, North Judson - March 13, 2016
  • Walgreens, 13242 Wicker Avenue, Cedar Lake - March 14, 2016

The Hobbs Act prohibits actual or attempted robbery or extortion affecting interstate or foreign commerce "in any way or degree," according to the United States Department of Justice.

Hunley had already been identified as a suspect in the Plymouth robbery.

Hunley was arrested in Tulsa, Oklahoma on March 17.

The United States Attorney's Office is seeking pre-trial detention.

United States Attorney Capp said, “these violent acts will not be tolerated in our community.  As stated at the last press conference, my Office and our state, local and federal law enforcement partners will continue to utilize all of our resources to apprehend and prosecute these perpetrators.”

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