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Man arrested in traffic stop charged in attempted robbery

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
 

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 bpedersen@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


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