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June 4, 2014

Farrell man still faces federal charges

FARRELL — A judge recently sent a Farrell man to state prison for at least 4 years, but Jashaad B. Coleman has not seen a courtroom for the last time.

Coleman still faces federal charges.

Coleman pleaded guilty in March to a charge of robbery for robbing a man of his wallet March 21, 2013, in the 900 block of Fruit Avenue, Farrell.

Coleman also pleaded guilty to a charge of carrying a firearm without a license for having a loaded handgun at a June 16 house party at 1102 Walnut St., Farrell. Southwest Mercer County Regional police were breaking up the party when Coleman refused to leave.

Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas R. Dobson on May 27 sentenced Coleman to 1 to 5 years for robbery and 3 to 6 years for the firearm charge. Dobson ordered that the sentences be served consecutively for a total of 4 to 11 years.

Dobson also ordered that Coleman pay $93 restitution to the robbery victim, and credited Coleman with 342 days on the robbery case for the time he served in Mercer County Jail, and 4 days on the firearm charge.

Still hanging over Coleman’s head is a federal indictment charging him with charges of aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, and possession, use and discharge of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

The charges stem from a July 31, 2012, incident in which police were fired upon during a traffic stop in the 1000 block of Emerson Avenue, Farrell. Coleman went to trial in Mercer County on a charge of carrying a firearm without a license filed by Southwest, but a jury found him not guilty. Prosecutors withdrew four counts of aggravated assault.

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