A Fort Wayne man was sentenced to 21 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence, the U.S. Attorney's office said Tuesday.
Brendan Collicott, 27, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Holly A. Brady to the 252 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Collicott was also ordered to pay $400 restitution, a news release said.
According to documents in the case, during the evening of Jan. 21, 2018, and into the early morning Jan. 22, 2018, Collicott robbed four Fort Wayne gas stations while armed with a firearm. For at least some of the robberies, Collicott was accompanied by another male.
Collicott did not get more than a few hundred dollars at any of the gas stations. At the time of his apprehension, law enforcement recovered the loaded firearm used in the robberies, the release said.
U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson said the case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives with assistance from Fort Wayne police. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley J. Miller Lowery.