U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Illinois
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May 8, 2015

St. Louis Man Charged with Armed Robberies of Auto Parts Stores in Collinsville and Belleville

Michael D. Dean, 24, of St. Louis, MO was arraigned Friday on a four count Indictment charging him with two counts of Interference with Commerce by Robbery, violations of the Hobbs Act, and two counts of Carrying and Using a Firearm during a Crime of Violence.

The charges stem from two armed robberies of Advanced Auto Parts stores in Collinsville and Belleville in April 2015. If convicted of the Hobbs Act charges, Dean faces a term in federal prison of not more than twenty years, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of not more than three years on each offense. If convicted of both counts of Carrying and Using a Firearm during a Crime of Violence, Dean faces a minimum term of imprisonment of thirty-two years to run consecutive to, or in addition to, any term of imprisonment on the Hobbs Act charges.

The case is being investigated by the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, the Collinsville Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Laura Reppert.

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