U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Illinois
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October 21, 2015

Caseyville Woman Indicted for Armed Robbery of Convenience Store

On October 20, 2015, a federal grand jury sitting in East St. Louis, Illinois, indicted Jenna McGlasson, 28, of Caseyville, Illinois, for one count of Interference with Commerce by Robbery, which is a violation of the Hobbs Act, and for one count of Brandishing a Firearm During a Crime of Violence, in connection with the armed robbery of the Caseyville, Illinois, Mini Mart that occurred on June 25, 2015, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today. McGlasson has been in custody since September 24, 2015, and is being held without bond.

If convicted of Interference with Commerce by Robbery, McGlasson faces a term in prison of up to 20 years, a fine of up to $250,000, or both, and a term of supervised release of up to three years. If convicted of the offense of Brandishing a Firearm During a Crime of Violence, McGlasson faces a minimum term in prison of seven years up to a maximum term of life, consecutive to, meaning in addition to, any term of imprisonment imposed for the count related to Interference with Commerce by Robbery, as well as a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of up to five years.

An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant that is comprised of the essential facts constituting the offense charged. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of the Metro East Armed Robbery Initiative announced by United States Attorney Wigginton. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak for prosecution.

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