This article was originally published on GoErie.com by Madeleine O’Neill on October 8, 2018
One of three Cleveland residents charged with stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise from a Millcreek Township Verizon Wireless store pleaded guilty Monday in Erie County Court.
Tanner L. Greer, 20, pleaded guilty to a second-degree felony count of conspiracy to commit robbery as part of a plea agreement with the Erie County District Attorney’s Office. He faces up to a maximum of 10 years in prison at his sentencing Jan. 22.
Greer remains in the Erie County Prison on 10 percent of $225,000 bond.
Millcreek Township police charged that Greer and two other residents of Cleveland were involved in the June 14 robbery at the Verizon Wireless store at 5093 Peach St. in Millcreek.
Also charged in the case are Marquel D. McCutchen, 22, and Christian M. Kendricks, 17, whom police said was charged in the case as an adult.
An employee at the Verizon store told investigators that a man later identified as McCutchen entered the store, showed the employee a gun and threatened to “pop” the employee.
McCutchen pushed the gun into the employee’s hip and back as the man went to a drawer in the showroom, according to the affidavit of probable cause filed with the criminal complaint.
Police said Kendricks then entered the store and put items into a black bag. A total of $11,988 in merchandise was stolen in the robbery, according to the affidavit.
McCutchen told police during an interview that Greer knew of the robbery but waited in a car while it was carried out. Greer was also the driver of a white Chevrolet Impala that witnesses said the suspects exited before entering a green Pontiac that they used to flee the scene, police said.