Man convicted in 2017 Clarion, Brookville incidents

From staff reports

A Cleveland man has been found guilty of robbery and other charges related to 2017 incidents in Brookville and Clarion.

Reginald Patterson, 23, was convicted after a two-day jury trial in federal court in Pittsburgh, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady announced.

Patterson was convicted of conspiracy to commit theft of firearms from a licensed firearms dealer, theft of firearms from a licensed firearms dealer, possession of stolen firearms, interstate transportation of stolen firearms, conspiracy to commit robbery, and robbery.

Patterson and his brother, Rayshawn Patterson, also of Cleveland, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh in October 2018.

The indictment said that on Dec. 23, 2017, Patterson and his brother, Rayshawn Patterson, stole 14 pistols and two assault rifles from licensed firearms dealer DSD Sports at 328 B. West Main St. in Brookville.

The brothers were also charged with robbing Fastway Gas at 22352 Route 68 in Clarion on Dec. 22, 2017, and stealing money from the establishment. They were accused of using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during the incident.

The indictment also said that from Dec. 23 to 29, 2017, the Pattersons were charged with being in possession of the stolen guns from the robbery of DSD Sports.

Rayshawn Patterson pleaded guilty to the same charges in September.

Sentencing for Reginald Patterson is scheduled in March.