ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Detroit, Michigan, has been sentenced in federal court to 84 months in jail and ordered to pay $235,715 in restitution on his conviction of Hobbs Act robbery, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.
United States District Judge Susan Paradise Baxter imposed the sentence on Devon Ashley Edwards, 38.
According to information presented to the court, on or about November 19, 2018, Edwards and a co-defendant traveled from Detroit, Michigan for the sole purpose of robbing the Jared-Galleria of Jewelry in Millcreek Township. Upon entering the store, Edwards yelled for everyone to get down and then he and his co-defendant used hammers to smash display cases and remove jewelry.
Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
United States Attorney Chung commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Millcreek Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Edwards.