Jeannette men sought in armed robbery
Jeannette police are looking for two men who they believe robbed a city woman at gunpoint on Sunday.
Mariell A. McGowan, 23, of Ellsworth Avenue, and Taylor E. Foster, 20, of Penn Avenue, both in Jeannette, are wanted in connection with the holdup that occurred about 5:30 p.m.
Patrolman Justin Scalzo said the victim told police that she was approached by McGowan and Foster along North Second Street.
“The victim reported that both men started to yell and scream at her and McGowan stated, “Give me everything you got or I am going to lay you out,” Scalzo wrote in an affidavit of probable cause seeking an arrest warrant.
Police said both men pointed handguns at the victim. Police said after the woman gave the men $125 from her purse, the pair fled in a newer model Jeep Cherokee.
Scalzo said in court documents that confidential informants believe the men have been involved in other recent robberies in Jeannette in the past two weeks.
“We were able to locate the vehicle along Second Street later, and when we went in the home ... they went out the back. Westmoreland County detectives are currently processing the vehicle,” Scalzo said.
According to court documents, authorities believe McGowan may have been shot in the arm during an incident in the city early Wednesday.
On Sunday, Scalzo charged Joseph R. Good Jr., 28, of Jeannette with attempted homicide and related offenses in connection with a retaliatory attack on Saturday for Wednesday's shooting.
Police said McGowan was treated at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg and released after the 1:35 a.m. shooting at Good's home in Jeannette. Good told police that someone shot at the home five times, and one shot struck McGowan.
On Saturday, Good allegedly attempted to shoot at someone in retaliation at the intersection of Clay Avenue and South Seventh Street. But police said his target was spared because Good failed to disengage the safety mechanism on his .22-caliber handgun.
Good's hearing is scheduled for Thursday before District Judge Joseph DeMarchis.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of McGowan and Foster is asked to call 911 or telephone Jeannette police at 724-527-4013.
Paul Peirce is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-850-2860 or email@example.com.
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