Omaha man sentenced to 90 months for armed robberies

May 2, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for his role in six armed robberies in Lincoln, including one in which he shot a store clerk.

Federal prosecutors for Nebraska say 21-year-old Marcus Remus was sentenced Thursday to 90 months. Prosecutors say he pleaded guilty in January to one count of interference with commerce by robbery and one count for discharging a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime.

Prosecutors say Remus and a co-defendant, Shawn Brooks, robbed a bank and five convenience stores in 2016. Brooks fired a gun several times at bank employees during the bank robbery and was sentenced last month to 40 years in federal prison. Prosecutors say Remus shot a gas station clerk in the pair’s final robbery. Remus had faced up to life in prison.