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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Herrin Resident Pleads Guilty to Robbery of Marion Gas Station


On August 15, 2018, Travis J. Taylor, 38, of Herrin, Ill., pled guilty to a one-count federal indictment charging Interference with Commerce by Robbery, in violation of the Hobbs Act, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Steven D. Weinhoeft announced today. Evidence at the plea hearing established that, on April 25, 2018, Taylor robbed the Valero Gas Station in Marion, Williamson County.

Taylor is currently being held without bond pending a November 20, 2018, sentencing hearing. The robbery offense carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years of imprisonment, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Marion Police Department, Herrin Police Department, Carbondale Police Department, Murphysboro Police Department, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police, Jackson County States Attorney’s Office, and Williamson County States Attorney’s Office are also assisting in the investigation.

Violent Crime
Updated August 21, 2018