(Watertown) Two Watertown men and a Reeseville man were indicted Wednesday in federal court in connection with a home invasion armed robbery in Milwaukee. 30-year-old Justin M. Gillis, 28-year-old Amedee Mathew O’Gorman and 31-year-old Andrew S. Pein are each charged with one count of Robbery under the Hobbs Act and one count of Brandishing a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence. Federal prosecutors accuse the trio of entering a residence on South 15th Place in February to obtain drugs and drug proceeds. Gillis is also charged with robbing a Kwik Trip in Germantown on March 3rd, and attempting to rob the Village Mart in Jackson and the Petro Mart in Hartford on March 5th. If convicted, each suspect faces up to 20 years in prison on the robbery counts and a minimum mandatory sentence of seven years and up to life in prison for brandishing a firearm.
The case is being handled in the Eastern District of Wisconsin US Attorney’s Office following an investigation by the FBI’s Milwaukee Area Violent Crimes Task Force, the Milwaukee Police Department, the Watertown Police Department, the Germantown Police Department, the Jackson Police Department, the Hartford Police Department, the Oconomowoc Police Department, the Jefferson MDEG Unit, the Milwaukee County District Attorney Investigator’s Office, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department, the Washington County District Attorney’s Office, and the Wisconsin State Probation Department – Jefferson County. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Margaret B. Honrath. In addition, the Western District of Wisconsin US Attorney’s Office provided assistance on the case. The investigation and prosecution is part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative which is a federal, state, and local law enforcement collaboration intended to identify, investigate, and prosecute individuals responsible for violent crimes.