A Herrin man has been indicted on a federal charge of interference with commerce by robbery stemming from an armed robbery of a Marion gas station in April.
According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Donald S. Boyce, Travis J. Taylor, of Herrin, was charged by indictment on Tuesday with violating the Hobbs Act by interfering with commerce by robbery.
According to previous reporting in The Southern, Taylor and an accomplice were arrested on April 25 after an alleged armed robbery of Valero Gas in Marion.
Taylor made his initial appearance in court on Thursday and was ordered held without bond pending trial. His trial is set to start July 9. If convicted on the commerce interference charge, he could face up to 20 years in prison.
The investigation is ongoing and is being handled by the FBI and the Marion Police Department.
— The Southern