EAST ST.LOUIS -- St. Louis's man was sentenced to 50 years federal prison on Tuesday for the murder of an East St. Louis security guard in August 2021 during a bank robbery.
Jaylan Quinn shot Ted Horn, a 56-year-old security guard from St. Libory in the head with a semiautomatic handgun.
Quinn plead guilty to two counts of bank robbery, and to one count for using a gun to commit murder in connection with a violent crime. He will also serve five years of supervised release, and pay $7280, in addition to his 50-year prison sentence.
Rachelle Aud Crowe, U.S. attorney, said that although this sentence will not bring Ted Horn back, it is a small relief to know that the man who took his life in the near future will be spending time behind bars for his crimes. The FBI, Illinois State Police, and East St. Louis Police Department all took swift action to complete this investigation. I applaud them for their efforts to remove a dangerous and uncivilized criminal.
David Nanz, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Springfield Field Office, said that today's sentence was significant because it reflected the seriousness of Jaylan Quinn’s actions. "While it is a closure to this case, Ted Horn's family will feel the pain for a lifetime." We hope today's sentence will provide some comfort to the victim's loved ones.
Documents from the court show that Quinn, along with Andrew R. Brinkley (21), of St. Louis Missouri, entered First Bank East St. Louis at 350 River Park Dr., around 4 pm on August 27, 2021. The pair, wearing masks and displaying a demand note to the teller, approached her with a note. The note said, 'i have a bomb strapped on my chest. Put all the money in. Or everyone will die. The two men then ran to the door after receiving the money.
Horn, a bank security guard in uniform, followed the men and observed them. Quinn then drew his semi-automatic pistol and shot Horn fatally in the head. The robbers fled in a Lexus sedan. Horn was declared dead on the spot.
Brinkley was identified as a suspect quickly after watching surveillance footage from the bank. The next day at 2 p.m., FBI agents arrested Brinkley in St. Louis and Quinn.
Agents executed a warrant for a search at the residence. They recovered a 9mm loaded handgun, two marked notes that were stolen during the First Bank Robbery as well as clothing that matched descriptions of the robbers. The residence was home to a white Lexus sedan.
Mike Lewis, ISP Zone 6 commander, said that a swift and thorough investigation, in conjunction with the justice system enabled them to convict a murderer. The Illinois State Police is committed to working with local, federal and U.S. Attorney's Office law enforcement partners and the U.S. Attorney's Office in order to hold those who break the law accountable.
Brinkley received a 20-year prison sentence on January 12. Brinkley was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Jan. 12.
Laura Reppert, Ali Burns and Assistant U.S.