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Press Release

Rutland Man Charged with Convenience Store Robbery

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

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that David R. Markie, 40, of Rutland, Vermont was arrested last night for interfering with commerce by robbery.  Markie was charged today by Criminal Complaint, and is scheduled to appear tomorrow before United States Magistrate Judge Kevin J. Doyle.

According to court records, Markie is accused of robbing the Jiffy Mart store located at 215 North Main Street in Rutland on October 3, 2022.  Markie is alleged to have worn a lime-green face covering in the store while displaying a knife and demanding cash from the register.  Investigators were able to locate the distinctive mask and to link Markie to discarded clothing consistent with the clothing worn by the robber.

The United States Attorney’s Office emphasizes that a Criminal Complaint contains allegations only and that Markie remains presumed innocent until and unless he is convicted of a crime.  Markie faces a maximum sentence of 20 years of imprisonment on the robbery charge.

United States Attorney Nikolas P. Kerest commended the investigatory efforts of the Rutland City Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations.  

The prosecutor is Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan Ophardt.  Markie is represented by the Office of the Federal Public Defender.

Updated October 6, 2022

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