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Getaway Driver Sentenced To 68 Months In Prison For Armed Robbery Of Belleville Liquor Store

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois

Case is one of many brought as a result of the United States Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton’s Metro-East Armed Robbery Initiative

Charmonequette Reynolds, 22, was sentenced on February 13, 2015, in the U.S. District Court to 68 months in prison on a three-count indictment charging her with Conspiracy to Interfere with Commerce by Robbery, Interference with Commerce by Robbery, and Use of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today. Following her prison sentence, Reynolds will be on federal supervised release for 3 years. Reynolds was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $10,465. Reynolds has been in custody since her arrest on July 12, 2013.

Documents filed in U.S. District Court establish that on July 12, 2013 Reynolds drove her two co-defendants, Timothy Collier and Roderick Taylor, to Arena Liquor located at 105 S. Belt E, Belleville, Illinois to commit a robbery. While Reynolds waited in her vehicle, Collier and Taylor entered Arena Liquor armed with two firearms. Collier and Taylor pointed the firearms at the two individuals in the store and demanded money from the cash registers as well as their personal belongings. Collier and Taylor left the liquor store with approximately $15,000 of United States Currency, entered Reynolds’ vehicle, and the three fled from the scene. Reynolds was identified and apprehended a short time after the robbery and interviewed by law enforcement. During the interview, Reynolds admitted to her involvement in the planning and participation in the armed robbery and named Collier and Taylor as her two accomplices.

This case was investigated by the Belleville Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ali Summers.

Updated February 19, 2015