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Jacksonville man indicted in armed robbery of tire store

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 38-year-old man accused of using a gun to rob a Jacksonville tire store in 2016 has been indicted on federal charges of robbery, brandishing a firearm during the robbery, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen Muldrow announced the indictment of Roderick Lester supersedes previous charges. If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. 

The indictment also notifies Lester that the government seeks the forfeiture of the Taurus semiautomatic pistol used during the Sept. 26, 2016, robbery of Glover’s New and Used Tires.

Lester had been previously convicted of seven felonies, including manslaughter, burglary, and two previous convictions for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Additionally, he on federal probation at the time of the robbery.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.