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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 7, 2014

Erie Teen Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison For Robbery

ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 37 months in prison and ordered to pay $5,000.70 in restitution on his conviction of robbery of a person in possession of property of the United States, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Elijah Devon Sherrod, 19.

According to information presented to the court, on or about July 16, 2013, the defendant, along with a co-defendant, displayed a handgun, threatened, and robbed an individual of money and property that was under the control of the United States.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Cercone commented on the seriousness of the offense and determined that Sherrod and his co-defendant who planned the robbery, Latisha Marie Palochak, were equally culpable for the crime.

Assistant United States Attorney Marshall J. Piccinini prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the EAGLE task force, which is comprised of members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Erie Police Department and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Sherrod.

Updated July 14, 2015