Box Elder man sentenced to federal prison time for robbery

Johnathan Adkins
photo credit: Pennington County Sheriff's Office

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Johnathan Adkins, 21, was sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in federal prison for a robbery that occurred in January of 2020.

Adkins, along with two other individuals, robbed the Quality Inn and Big D in Rapid City earlier this year, pointing a pistol at an employee in each establishment.

He received seven years for Use and Brandishing of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime of Violence, as well as two-and-a-half years for Interference of Commerce by Robbery. Adkins was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Adkins case was part of Project Safe Neighborhoods and Project Guardian, both initiatives by the Department of Justice to reduce violent crime and enforce federal firearms laws.

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