An indictment was recently returned charging Nathaniel Coleman, 34 years of age; Tyjuan Waters; 35 years of age, and Stein Scruggs, 33 years of age, with the armed robbery of a McDonald’s store, according to a statement by United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The defendants are charged with one count of conspiracy to commit robbery which interferes with interstate commerce, one count of robbery which interferes with interstate commerce, and one count of using and carrying a firearm during. Nathaniel Coleman was also charged with one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
If convicted of all charges, the defendants face a a mandatory minimum of seven years in prison with a maximum possible sentence of life. Scruggs and Waters each also face a fine of up to $750,000 and a $300 special assessment; Coleman faces a fine of up to $1 million and a $400 special assessment.
An indictment or information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.