Two Benton Harbor men, Darnell Bishop and Dontrell Nance, have been charged with robbery, brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, theft of firearms from a federal firearms licensee, and knowingly possessing stolen firearms. According to U.S. Attorney Mark Totten, the charges stem from an alleged robbery at Dunham’s Sports where over 120 handguns were stolen.
The duo reportedly held the store’s manager at gunpoint at his home, forcing him into handcuffs and a blindfold before kidnapping him. They then allegedly forced the manager to disclose the store’s security information and took his keys to rob the store. After the robbery, investigators found all but one of the stolen guns in homes and cars connected to Bishop and Nance. The two men were subsequently arrested.
Totten emphasized that this incident serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing issue of gun violence in communities across the nation. He stated that it is crucial to address this crisis fully and prove the case against Bishop and Nance. A federal criminal complaint has been filed against Bishop and Nance, and if convicted, they could face up to life in prison. It is currently unknown when the pair are due back in court.