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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Lorain man was indicted for using firearm to rob gas station in Sheffield Village this summer

A Lorain man was indicted for an armed robbery of a gas station this summer.

Evin Ballard, 19, was indicted for on one count of Hobbs Act robbery and one count of using a firearm during a crime of violence.

Ballard used a handgun when he robbed the BP Gas station at 5219 Detroit Road in Sheffield Village on July 13, 2019, according to the indictment.

This case was Investigated by Sheffield Village Police Department and the FBI and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Zarzycki.

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 record, 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.

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): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216-622-3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated September 12, 2019