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Campbell man accused in fifth robbery

Published: 2/5/13 @ 12:00


Staff report

BOARDMAN

A Campbell man already accused of robbing four Mahoning Valley businesses now is facing an additional robbery charge.

Schon Howard, 44, of Campbell, is accused of threatening a store clerk with a knife Jan. 20 at the Speedway on East Midlothian Boulevard in Boardman and demanding money, police said.

The clerk turned over the cash drawer, and the suspect fled into a waiting car, records state.

Howard has pleaded not guilty to the latest charge and is due back in Mahoning County Area Court here March 12.

Last week, a Mahoning County grand jury indicted Howard on one count of aggravated robbery and three counts of robbery, including a Jan. 8 incident at a Subway sandwich shop, where he purportedly brandished a knife and demanded money.

The indictment also alleges Howard robbed a BP gas station on East Midlothian Boulevard on Jan. 2; a Speedway gas station on North Meridian Road in Youngstown on Jan. 11; and robbed the same Speedway on July 22, 2012.