For Immediate Release
Two Men Charged in Gas Station Armed Robberies
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA – Zachary Tyler Hubbard and Jarrod Lonnie Moore, both 20, of Georgia, were arraigned today in federal court after a grand jury returned an indictment charging them with conspiracy, interfering with commerce by threats or violence, and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. Hubbard was also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. The indictment was announced by Christopher P. Canova, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
The indictment alleges that, on December 7, 2015, Hubbard and Moore forcefully took money from employees at two gas stations located in the Panama City area, while carrying a pistol. The trial is scheduled for March 21, 2016, at 8:30 a.m.
This case resulted from an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, and the Panama City Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Kathryn D. Risinger is prosecuting the case.
An indictment is merely an allegation by a grand jury that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law and is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.
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