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Milwaukee Man Federally Indicted for Seven Armed Robberies of Tow Truck Drivers

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Acting United States Attorney Richard G. Frohling announced that on December 14, 2021, that a Milwaukee man was indicted for seven armed robberies of tow truck drivers in the Milwaukee area between September 17, 2021, and October 6, 2021. Specifically, Latherio Meadows, age 26, was charged with seven counts of robbery affecting interstate commerce, seven counts of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, two counts of possession of a stolen firearm, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

If convicted, Meadows faces up to 20 years in prison for each robbery count and a minimum mandatory sentence of seven years and up to life in prison on each charge of brandishing of a firearm during a crime of violence, which must run consecutive to any other sentence.  He also would face up to ten years in prison for each of the counts of possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon.

This matter is being investigated by the FBI’s Milwaukee Area Violent Crimes Task Force and the Milwaukee Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Abbey M. Marzick.

The public is cautioned that an indictment is merely a charge and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Updated December 15, 2021