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Crime Spree Suspects Charged


Two men could face life in prison if convicted of committing what authorities call a “two-day crime spree.” 

U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler says 23-year-old Davontai Jones-Robinson of Evansville and 26-year-old Trinity Taylor of Prattville, Alabama, face federal charges of Obstruction of Commerce by Robbery and Use of a Firearm During and Relation to a Crime of Violence.

The two are accused of robbing two gas stations at gunpoint in Evansville and one in Elberfeld last week.

Police took them into custody in Evansville on Friday, following the hold-up in Elberfeld.

In a release, Minkler said a search warrant was executed at the Evansville apartment where Taylor and Jones-Robinson were living, and police found several items from all three robberies.

Minkler said the short-lived crime spree spread fear into the lives of innocent victims and Jones-Robinson and Taylor may face a life sentence in federal prison.