Marion Man to Serve Five Years in Prison for Robbing Marion Gas Station Last April

Marion Man to Serve Five Years in Prison for Robbing Marion Gas Station Last April

BENTON — A Marion man has been sentenced to five years in prison for robbing a gas station in Marion in April of last year.

U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft says 38-year-old Travis J. Taylor will also serve three years of mandatory supervised release and have to pay $1,118 in restitution.

Taylor had previously pled guilty to the one-count indictment charging interference with commerce by robbery in violation of the Hobbs Act.

Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that on April 25, 2018, Taylor entered the Valero Gas Station on Main Street and forcibly ordered the clerk to remove money from the cash registers. Taylor was wearing a mask over his face and told the clerk that he had a gun.

Marion police officers and a Marion K-9 located and arrested Taylor after a vehicle and foot pursuit.

The district judge imposed a sentence above the advisory sentencing guidelines range based on Taylor’s criminal history and the fact that Taylor had previously violated the terms of his supervised release on a prior federal conviction.

The Marion Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation.