Two Arrested on Armed Robbery Charges
Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Cleveland Division of the FBI, Northern District of Ohio, announces the arrest of Quinton Blade and Nicholas Daniel.
Blade, 31, and Daniel, 24, were taken into custody by the FBI’s Violent Crime Task Force last week. They have been charged with Title 18, USC 1951, which involves the Hobbs Act. This act prohibits actual or attempted robbery or extortion affecting interstate or foreign commerce. Blade and Daniel are also charged with 18 U.S.C. 924(c ), which involves using or carrying a firearm during a crime of violence.
Blade and Daniel are accused of being responsible for the armed robbery of 10 area retails stores: seven Dollar General stores, two Family Dollar stores, and one Ace Check Cashing location. The dates and corresponding locations are listed below:
- Dollar General, 13741 Euclid Avenue, East Cleveland on August 6, 2014
- Dollar General, 5133 Superior Avenue, Cleveland on August 10, 2014
- Dollar General, 2966 East 116th Street, Cleveland on August 12, 2014
- Dollar General, 2272 East 55th Street, Cleveland on August 17, 2014
- Dollar General, 2272 East 55th Street, Cleveland on September 4, 2014
- Family Dollar, 1250 East 105th Street, Cleveland on September 15, 2014
- Dollar General, 9111 Miles Avenue, Cleveland on September 17, 2014
- Family Dollar, 11491 Buckeye Road, Cleveland on September 17, 2014
- Dollar General, 2966 East 116th Street, Cleveland on September 19, 2014
- Ace Check Cashing, 11411 Buckeye Road, Cleveland on September 24, 2014
The media and the public were instrumental in the identification of these two armed robbers. Witness accounts specified in the affidavits supporting the arrest warrants reference the photographs disseminated in the media.
A complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If convicted, the defendants’ sentences will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendants’ prior criminal records, if any; their role in the offenses; and the characteristics of the violations. In all cases, the sentences will not exceed the statutory maximum, and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.
The FBI’s Violent Crime Task Force is comprised of the FBI, Cleveland Police Department, Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, and Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Any questions regarding this news release can be directed to SA Vicki D Anderson at the Cleveland Office of the FBI, 216-522-1400 or Vicki.Anderson@ic.fbi.gov.