Update: Justin Nemeth was received his sentence on April 20th. Nemeth was sentenced to 10 years minimum/mandatory for all three convictions.  He will serve the three 10 year sentences concurrently.

 

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Cape Coral Police Department

1100 Cultural Park Blvd

Cape Coral, FL 33990

 

Date: March 15, 2011

 

Subject: Suspect in Cape Coral Robbery Convicted in Court

 

On March 15th 2010 Cape Coral Police responded to an armed robbery at723 SE 10th Street. The victims reported that their former roommate Justin Nemeth and two of his acquaintances robbed them at gunpoint.

 

According to the victims, Nemeth had moved out of the apartment earlier that day. He had returned to retrieve a few more items with the help of Gerald Herron and Elton Williams. Nemeth asked his former roommate to call someone who had prescription pills that he could purchase.

The victim called two people to facilitate the request and they came to the apartment, although these two deny that they came to sell drugs.

 

Upon the arrival of the two additional people; Nemeth, Herron and Williams pulled firearms and robbed the victims. A gunshot was fired but no one was injured. The suspects forcibly took the victim's backpacks,cell phones and prescription pills. The suspects then fled the scene.Cape Coral Police Detectives then began a manhunt for the violent criminals.

 

Detective Brice Bearman tracked down Nemeth two days later. While at police headquarters, Nemeth confessed to the crime and was arrested.

Williams was located by the Lee County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Task Force on March 19th. He also confessed to the robbery when questioned by Detective Bearman. Herron was located in Wilkinson County Georgia on March 20th and was arrested on the charges and extradited to Florida.During an interview with Herron, he admitted knowledge of the robberybut denied personal involvement.

 

On Thursday March 10, 2011 Justin Nemeth was convicted on 3 counts of Robbery with a Firearm. Based upon his criminal background and the fact that Nemeth qualifies as a prison re-release offender, he could face life in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for April 18th.

Williams and Herron have not gone to trial as of yet.

 

"Cape Coral's streets are that much safer with yet another violent criminal behind bars".

 

 

Justin Nemeth 06-12-76

2227 SW 14th Place

Cape Coral, FL