Updated: 07/23/2014 5:44 PM
Created: 07/23/2014 2:26 PM WHEC.com
By: Rebecca Fath
A violent predicated felon is how prosecutors describe one of the people charged in connection with the robbery of a Verizon store. He and the other two suspects were arraigned in court Wednesday morning.
Jedadiah Duval, Janiece Love and Timiesha Joseph face robbery and grand larceny charges. They pleaded not guilty. The three are accused of robbing the Verizon store on Dewey Avenue earlier this month. Officers say they are investigating if the three are connected to similar Verizon store robberies in Gates, Irondequoit and Greece.
News10NBC has learned that Duval is charged with ten counts of robbery. Prosecutors call him a convicted felon with a criminal past. The state says Duvall robbed several Verizon retailers, stealing a total of 80 iPhones, amounting to between $45,000 and $60,000. He is also accused of selling the phones in an organized ring. Duval's attorney asked for his bail to be lowered to $50,000, but the state argued not to allow that, since if he got out, prosecutors say he would have access to cash and other resources and might not come back to court.
Christine Callanan, Monroe County Assistant District Attorney, said, “He is a violent predicate felon, which enhances his sentence. He is actually facing all ten counts that are contained on the indictment. I believe the bail of $150,000 cash and $300,000 bond was appropriate.”
Love and Joseph are charged with fewer counts. The attorney for all three will be receiving surveillance video from the robberies to discuss next month.
All three remain in the Monroe County Jail.