The Nebraska men charged with the Armed Robbery of Prime Sole have been indicted on seven Federal counts.
According to a press release from the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, the two Nebraska men were indicted on July 12th with the seven count indictment. 19 year old, Allen McCray and 23 year old, Victor Linton, both of Omaha, Nebraska are being charged with Conspiracy to Interfere with Commerce by Robbery, four counts of Interference with Commerce by Robbery, Brandishing a Firearm during a Crime of Violence, and Discharge of a Firearm during a Crime of Violence.
McCray and Linton allegedly conspired and committed a series of armed robberies beginning on April 12th through April 21st. On April 15th, the men allegedly committed four armed robberies of a MotoMart, Circle K, and Casey’s General Store. On April 19th, they allegedly committed the armed robbery at Prime Sole in Effingham.
The conspiracy and robbery charges carry a maximum of 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000. Additionally, the brandishing of a firearm charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years to life in prison, five years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000. The discharge of a weapon charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years to life in prison, five years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.
The investigation into these crimes are ongoing by the FBI, Maryville Police Department, O’Fallon Police Department, Troy Police Department, Effingham Police Department, Illinois State Police, Missouri State Highway Patrol and several Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, and Missouri law enforcement agencies.
All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.