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Schuylkill County Man Sentenced To 84 Months’ Imprisonment For Conspiracy To Commit Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Joshua Marsh, age 29, of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 84 months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion for conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Marsh previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery.  As part of his guilty plea, Marsh admitted that on August 30, 2020, he participated in an armed home-invasion robbery in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania.  During that robbery, Marsh, along with his co-conspirators Joushton Rodriguez and Solomon Rodriguez, entered the victims’ home and robbed the victims of a lockbox containing drug proceeds.  All three perpetrators were masked and Joushton Rodriguez was armed with a homemade AR-15 style machinegun. The ringleader of the conspiracy, Steven Wong, along with four remaining co-conspirators, are still awaiting sentencing. 

The charges stem from an investigation involving the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the Pennsylvania State Police, the Mahanoy City Police Department, the Schuylkill Haven Police Department, the Pottsville Police Department, the Shillington Police Department, the Reading Police Department, and the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys James Buchanan, Jenny Roberts, and Sarah Lloyd.

This case is also part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

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Updated July 1, 2024

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