published Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Federal grand jury indicts Soddy-Daisy man on weapons charges

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A 27-year-old Soddy-Daisy man faces federal charges in connection with the robbery of El Metate Mexican restaurant.

A federal grand jury incited Joshua Young on three counts Tuesday. The indictment alleges Young, a convicted felon, went into the restaurant on April 30 with a firearm and stole money.

Young cannot possess a firearm as a convicted felon, the restaurant engages in interstate commerce, allowing this type of robbery to fall under federal jurisdiction.

If convicted he faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

“Persons with felony records, who brandish guns to commit robberies are some of the most dangerous in our society,” said U.S. Attorney Bill Killian.

Young has not been arraigned on the charges.

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I consider politicians and attorneys to be far more dangerous to our society than any thug with a gun will ever be. If everyone else had a gun, that would put a real handle on gun crime. It's hard to feel safely superior when vastly outnumber and out gunned.
Wake up sheeple. You can defend yourself. The police and courts can't. They can only help identify your body after the fact and "try" to punish the criminal after you are long buried.

July 27, 2011 at 3:46 p.m.
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