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Uniontown man charged as accomplice in Wal-Mart theft |

Uniontown man charged as accomplice in Wal-Mart theft

| Wednesday, April 21, 2010 12:00 a.m

A Fayette County man was charged Tuesday with driving an accomplice to a Wal-Mart in December and waiting outside while he allegedly assaulted two employees and stole video games.

State police filed a charge of criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft against Bruce E. Parnell, 48, of 30 Summit Ave., Uniontown, with District Judge Joseph George.

Police said Parnell drove Justin Matthew Jellots, 26, of Waynesburg to the Wal-Mart in South Union on Dec. 19 and waited in his vehicle while Jellots went inside.

Jellots is charged with robbery, retail theft and simple assault. Police said when he was approached by two store security officials, Jellots assaulted them and waved a knife at them.

Jellots was arraigned by Belle Vernon District Judge Jesse Cramer and released on unsecured bond. He faces a preliminary hearing April 30 before Cramer.

No hearing date has been set for Parnell.

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