A Marion man will serve five years in federal prison for forcibly robbing the Marion Valero Gas Station this past spring, then fleeing from police in a car and on foot.
Travis J. Taylor, 38, had previously pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of interfering with interstate commerce by robbery. The sentence came down Monday, according to a Wednesday news release from U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Weinhoeft.
Taylor was formally sentenced to 60 months in federal prison, plus three years of mandatory supervised release. Taylor also was ordered to pay $1,118 in restitution.
According to the release, evidence presented at the plea and sentencing hearings showed that on April 25, 2018, Taylor forcibly ordered the clerk at Valero to remove money from the cash registers. Taylor was wearing a mask and told the clerk he had a gun. Marion Police officers and a Marion K-9 found and arrested Taylor after a vehicle and foot pursuit.
The judge imposed the 60-month sentence, which is above the advised sentencing guideline, based on Taylor's criminal history, and because Taylor had previously violated terms of a supervised release on a prior federal conviction.
— The Southern