From staff reports
A former resident of Oil City has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on charges of Hobbs Act robbery and federal firearms laws, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced Thursday.
The two-count indictment named Mark Daniel Fenstermaker, 38, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment presented to the court, on or about Oct. 14, Fenstermaker committed a robbery of Spanky’s Tobacco World in Venango County and used or carried a firearm, which was brandished in furtherance of the robbery.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.