U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Michigan
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September 22, 2014

Tennessee Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Federal Prison for Theft of Interstate Shipment

GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Roderick Earl Nunn, 40, of Memphis, Tennessee, was sentenced today to 78 months in federal prison for stealing semi-trucks and trailers containing more than $1,000,000 of goods traveling in interstate commerce. The Honorable Robert J. Jonker imposed the sentence.

Nunn pled guilty in March 2014 to stealing a semi-truck and trailer in Romeoville, Illinois on April 15, 2012, which contained $175,000 worth of Wrigley candy products. He was driving the stolen cargo to Detroit, Michigan, when he was stopped by police outside of Marshal, Michigan. At sentencing, the court determined that in 2006-2012, Nunn had stolen eight other semi-trucks and trailers containing more than $1,000,000 worth of goods.

U.S. Attorney Patrick A. Miles, Jr., said, “Protecting the shipment of goods between the states is important to the financial well-being of our citizens. We continue to vigorously prosecute these types of brazen thefts.”

The case was investigated by the FBI, the Michigan State Police Southwestern Commercial Auto Recovery Unit, the Marshall, Michigan Police Department, and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Clay Stiffler.

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