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New York Man Indicted On Federal Charges Related To 10 Central Pennsylvania Fast Food Restaurant Robberies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2013

     The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Maurice Lebron Davis, age 39, of Brooklyn, New York, was indicted today by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg. The indictment charges Davis with 10 counts of Interference with Commerce by Robbery.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, the charges against Davis are a result of allegations that Davis, and others, broke into and robbed or attempted to rob 10 fast food restaurants in Cumberland, Dauphin and York counties between December 2011 and February 2012. The restaurants include:

-Chick-fil-A, 6416 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA;
-Wendy’s, 3465 Simpson Ferry Road, Camp Hill, PA;
-Wendy’s, 427 N. 21st Street, Camp Hill, PA;
-Burger King, 3253 Paxton Street, Harrisburg, PA;
-Wendy’s, 2 Old Mill Road, Dillsburg, PA;
-Wendy’s, 71 S. Conestoga Drive, Shippensburg, PA;
-Burger King, 2000 N. Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA;
-Wendy’s, 331 S. Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA;
-McDonald’s, 1176 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA; and
-Arby’s, 240 Cumberland Parkway, Mechanicsburg, PA

     Davis was arrested by Upper Allen Township Police on February 24, 2012.

     These cases were investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police and the police departments of Upper Allen Township, Middlesex Township, Harrisburg, Carroll Township, Swatara Township, Lower Allen Township and Silver Spring Township.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Meredith A. Taylor.

     Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

     A sentence following a finding of guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

     In this particular case, the maximum penalty under the federal statute is 20 years’ imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

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