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Robbery charges dismissed against Uniontown man

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, 4:54 p.m.
 

Charges against a Uniontown man who was allegedly involved in the robbery of two Connellsville residents at Gibson Terrace were dismissed on Thursday.

Juanya Knopsnider, 18, had been charged with robbery, conspiracy, terroristic threats, reckless endangerment, simple assault, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, defiant trespass and harassment.

The charges were dropped by District Judge Ronald Haggerty Jr. when the victim did not present himself to testify.

Knopsnider was accused of conspiring with Cody Darrell of Connellsville to rob two people after asking them to play basketball at 10 p.m. June 13 at Gibson Terrace in Connellsville.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, Darrell hit one of the victims and put him in a choke hold at knifepoint and put a gun to the other victim's back and threatened to kill him if he didn't empty his pockets. Knopsnider was present during the robbery.

Police said $170 was stolen from the victims.

Knopsnider was lodged in the Fayette County Prison on $50,000 bail since June 16.

The charges against Darrell were held for county court with his trial scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Dec. 8 in the Fayette County Courthouse.

Mark Hofmann is a Trib Total Media staff writer. He can be reached at mhofmann@tribweb.com or 724-626-3539.

 

 
 


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