TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A Toledo man was indicted for using a firearm during the robbery of a Jimmy John’s sandwich shop last month, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman, Toledo Police Chief George Kral and Trevor Velinor, Special Agent in Charge of the ATF Columbus Field Division.
Mark Larkett, 29, was indicted on one count each of Hobbs Act robbery, use of a firearm during a crime of violence and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Larkett allegedly used a firearm on Sept. 25 to rob the Jimmy John’s sandwich shop at 405 Adams Street in Toledo. He possessed a Smith & Wesson .40-caliber pistol on that date despite a prior conviction for robbery, according to the indictment
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
This case was investigated by the Toledo Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas P. Weldon.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.