Man arrested in traffic stop charged in attempted robbery
An Adrian man allegedly confessed to attempting to rob the Honey Bear Convenience Store on North McKean Street, Kittanning, a few days before being picked up on drug charges during a traffic stop on March 14.
Brandon W. Shaffer, 28, of Reesdale Road said he tried to rob the store on March 9 to get money to purchase drugs, but fled before he was successful, Kittanning police said.
Police arrested Shaffer and Aaron Doyle Sr., 28, of Brush Creek Road, Homer City, when they allegedly found three bricks of heroin, $3,860 in cash and drug paraphernalia in the car they were driving during the traffic stop on North Avenue.
Doyle was driving the car without a valid license when stopped, police said. Officers found a syringe and empty stamp bag of heroin in a compartment of the driver's door, and a search of the car turned up the bricks of heroin, cocaine, marijuana and a glass pipe, syringes and several stamp bags of heroin underneath the driver's seat, police said.
Both Doyle and Shaffer were charged with felony counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture or deliver and misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Shaffer was charged with a felony count of robbery, a misdemeanor charge of recklessly endangering another person and a summary charge of disorderly conduct related to the convenience store incident. Doyle was charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license.
District Judge James Owen arraigned Shaffer and Doyle on Wednesday morning and committed them to the Armstrong County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond each.
A preliminary hearing for each is scheduled for Wednesday.
Brad Pedersen is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-543-1303, ext. 1337, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Locals urged to report, not kill honeybees
- West Mahoning toddler run over by pickup truck
- Manor woman trains blood-tracking dogs with hopes of helping state hunters
- Rural Valley day care opening in former American Legion building
- Grand opening of West Kittanning community building will merge past, present
- Armstrong Concert Band performing Saturday in Ford Cliff
- Rising patient numbers leads to hires at health center in Kittanning
- Kittanning firefighters set to muster up a good time in 125th year
- Armstrong groups target childhood obesity with exercise
- Family to rebuild Manor home destroyed by fire
- Ford City wrestles with $600K question