Farrell Man Charged with Robbing Local Convenience Store
PITTSBURGH – A Mercer County resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal firearms and robbery laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The three-count indictment named Joshua Stewart, 20, of Farrell, Pa.
According to the indictment, on Dec. 20, 2011, Stewart, together with another person, robbed the B&M Market, a convenience store located in Farrell. The robbers stole cash and cigarettes from the market. During the robbery, the robbers carried, used and discharged a firearm.
The law provides for a maximum sentence of not less than 10 years and up to life in prison, and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Eric S. Rosen is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Southwest Mercer County Regional Police, and the Mercer County District Attorney’s Office conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.