Man Sentenced to Just Over 15 Years for Armed Bank Robbery and Use of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence in Madison County
Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Phillip D. Webb, 33, was sentenced today in United States District Court. Webb had previously pled guilty to a four-count indictment charging him with Armed Bank Robbery, Use and Carry of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence, Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Webb was sentenced to 181 months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, fined $800, and ordered to pay a $400 assessment. Webb was also ordered to pay restitution.
Documents filed in U.S. District Court establish that on June 28, 2011, two women stopped at the Quick Trip station in Madison, Illinois, to buy gasoline. As the driver reentered her vehicle after paying at the pump, Webb slipped into the backseat of her car and pointed a gun at her and her mother. Webb then abducted the two victims, forcing them to drive to a nearby ATM and withdraw money from a bank account. Webb was arrested by the United States Marshals on July 18, 2011, as he fled from an apartment in Collinsville, Illinois. Upon his arrest, Webb was found in possession of two firearms, several rounds of ammunition and 26 grams of crack cocaine which he intended to distribute. Webb was a previously convicted felon, having been convicted of the offense of second degree murder in 2003.
The case was investigated by the Illinois State Police, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Madison Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Ali Summers and Donald Boyce.