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South Carolina Man Facing Charges for Assault, Robbery in Clarion

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 @ 12:08 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

gavel-cuffsCLARION TWP., Pa. (EYT) – An investigation into drug trafficking in the area led to the discovery of an assault and robbery that occurred earlier this year.

According to court documents, Punxsutawney-based State Police filed criminal charges against 22-year-old Robert Caleb Weick, of Abbeville, South Carolina.

According to a criminal complaint, Trooper Needham, of the Punxsutawney-based State Police, learned of a robbery and assault involving a firearm that occurred sometime in March 2019 during an active drug delivery investigation involving the victim of the robbery.

On May 8, Trooper Needham obtained a felony warrant for the victim for a previous drug delivery case, and during the course of an interview, the victim disclosed that he had been assaulted at gunpoint at a residence on South 4th Avenue in Clarion by two known individuals. The victim alleged he was struck on the head with his own pistol by Robert Caleb Weick and 21-year-old Mario Andres Marquez of Aiken, South Carolina, held him at gunpoint.

According to the complaint, the pistol was then stolen from the victim but had never been reported.

At the same time that this incident came to Trooper Needham’s attention, Chief William Peck IV and a member of Troop C Vice Unit were conducting separate drug investigations involving Marquez, who was arrested on April 22 for numerous felony charges, including a stolen vehicle and drug and gun violations.

The complaint notes a search executed at Marquez’s residence on Robinwood Drive in Clarion found a gun sales receipts and other personal documents belonging to the victim.

Weick was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey C. Miller at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, on the following charges:

– Aggravated Assault, Felony 2
– Robbery-Inflict Threaten Imminent Bodily Injury, Felony 2
– Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Felony 2
– Terroristic Threats With Intent To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary

Unable to post $50,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3, with Magisterial District Judge Duane L. Quinn presiding.

Court documents indicate Marquez waived his preliminary hearing on related charges on May 14, 2019. His case is continuing to make its way through the court system.

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