Lewiston Man Sentenced to over 15 Years on Interstate Robbery and Gun Charges

Acting United States Richard W. Murphy announced that 33 year old Victor Lara Jr of Lewiston was sentenced today in U.S. District Court to 184 months in prison and five years of supervised release for interstate robbery conspiracy and using a firearm during a crime of violence.

Court records and trial evidence revealed that on August 2, 2014, the defendant broke into a residence on the Garfield Road in Minot, intending to steal drugs and money from its occupants. The defendant used a crowbar to repeatedly assault the occupants and encouraged his associates to shoot.

The investigation was conducted by the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.