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January 29, 2015

Two Cleveland Men Indicted in Federal Court for Armed Robberies of Family Dollar and Dollar General Stores

Two Cleveland men were indicted in federal court for multiple armed robberies of Family Dollar and Dollar General stores in Northeast Ohio, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Cleveland Office.

Quentin Blade, 31, and Nicholas Daniel, 24, each face one count of conspiring to interfere with commerce by means of robbery, 10 counts of interference with commerce by means of robbery and two counts of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

Between August 6, 2014, and September 24, 2014, Blade and Daniel conspired to rob numerous retail stores in Cleveland and East Cleveland. These stores include the Dollar General at 13741 Euclid Ave., Dollar General at 5133 Superior Ave., Dollar General at 2966 E. 116 Street, Dollar General at 2272 E. 55 Street (twice), Family Dollar at 1250 E. 105 Street and Dollar General at 9111 Miles Ave, according to the indictment.

Blade and Daniel carried and brandished firearms during the incidents, according to the indictment.

If convicted, the defendants’ sentences will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendants’ prior criminal record, if any, the defendants’ role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases the sentence will be less than the maximum.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney M. Kendra Klump following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cleveland Division, the Cleveland Division of Police, and the East Cleveland Police Department and with the assistance of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.

An indictment 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.

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