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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Inmate Imprisoned for Robberies is Charged with 2015 Robbery of North Fayette Township Jared Jewelry Store

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – An inmate who is now serving a prison sentence at FCI McKean has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on charges of robbing a Pittsburgh-area Jared Jewelry store in 2015, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count indictment, returned on March 28, named Lonnie James Moton, age 27, formerly of Detroit, Michigan.

According to the indictment, on October 23, 2015, Moton robbed Jared-The Galleria of Jewelry located at The Pointe in North Fayette Township. Moton is currently serving a sentence at FCI McKean for two other robberies he committed in 2015.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. 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 Attorney Shaun E. Sweeney is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the North Fayette 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): 
Violent Crime
Updated March 29, 2018