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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

4 Indicted in Series of Robberies Committed in Pittsburgh and Monroeville in Late 2018 and Early 2019

PITTSBURGH, PA - Four residents of Allegheny County have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery and aiding and abetting, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Rudolph McBride, 21, of Penn Hills, Jaron Davis, 23, of Penn Hills, True Kinnon, 20, of Pittsburgh, and Wayne Edwards, 20, of Monroeville, were charged in a single indictment returned on August 28, 2019. According to the Indictment presented to the court, the four individuals conspired to commit robberies from October 2018 through February 2019, and the following members of the conspiracy committed the following robberies:

• On December 17, 2018, Jaron Davis and True Kinnon robbed a customer at the Home Goods store located at 200 Mall Boulevard in Monroeville while attempting to rob the store.

• On December 18, 2018, True Kinnon and Jaron Davis robbed the CoGo’s located at 925 East Carson Street in Pittsburgh.

• On January 30, 2019, Rudolph McBride, True Kinnon, and Wayne Edward robbed the CoGo’s located at 2800 Brownsville Road in Pittsburgh.

Additionally, Jaron Davis and True Kinnon are each charged with aiding and abetting the brandishing of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence on December 17, 2018, and Jaron Davis is charged with unlawfully possession a firearm from December 17 through December 19, 2018, after being convicted of an offense punishable by more than one year of imprisonment.

The law provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years of incarceration for Davis and Kinnon and a maximum possible sentence of life in prison, and a maximum possible fine of $250,000 for each count of conviction. The law provides for a maximum sentence of 20 years of incarceration and a maximum possible fine of $250,000 for each count of conviction for McBride and Edwards. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorneys Rebecca Silinski, Timothy Lanni, Mark Gurzo and Doug Maloney are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Penn Hills Police Department and the Monroeville Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated September 4, 2019