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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Akron man indicted on charges that he robbed eight businesses in Akron or Cuyahoga Falls

An Akron man was indicted in federal court on charges that he robbed eight businesses in Akron or Cuyahoga Falls.

Darrion L. Powers, 22, was indicted on six counts of Hobbs Act robbery and two counts of bank robbery.

According to the indictment, Powers is accused of robbing the following locations:

On December 4, 2018, Powers robbed Ms. Julye’s Kitchen on S. Main Street in Akron.

On December 24, 2018, Powers robbed Marco’s Pizza on Portage Trail in Cuyahoga Falls.

On January 4, 2019, Powers robbed Huntington Bank on S. Arlington Street in Akron.

On January 29, 2019, Powers robbed Rocco’s Pizza on Portage Trail in Cuyahoga Falls.

On February 1, 2019, Powers robbed Mark and Philly’s Pizza on Bailey Road in Cuyahoga Falls.

On February 1, 2019, Powers robbed Italo’s Pizza on Brown Street in Akron.

On February 1, 2019, Powers robbed Two Monks Brewing Co. on Massillon Road in Akron.

On February 12, 2019, Powers robbed PNC Bank on Massillon Road in Akron.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal records, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the FBI, Akron Police, and Cuyahoga Falls Police. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter E. Daly.

These cases are part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. PSN was reinvigorated in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated April 9, 2019