Re: Greenville: 5 masked, armed men robbed Jersey City gas station of cigars, cigarettes & cash

Posted by GrovePath on 2009/11/20 9:22:11
Robbery suspect had been free on bail

Friday, November 20, 2009
By MICHAELANGELO CONTE
JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

A Jersey City felon charged in Wednesday's armed robbery of a city gas station got out of prison earlier this year after serving a three-year prison term for death by auto, officials said.

Ali Scott, 22, of Martin Luther King Drive, was arrested yesterday morning at his home, where a shotgun was also recovered, as were proceeds from the robbery of the gas station at Kennedy Boulevard and Seaview Avenue at 1:52 a.m., city spokesman Stan H. Eason said.

Scott is charged with robbery and weapons offenses including possession of a firearm by a felon, Eason said.

Scott was released from prison in January and was indicted in April in connection with a robbery. At the time of his arrest yesterday he was free on $35,000 bail in the robbery case, said Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio.

Police believe the shotgun found in his apartment was used in Wednesday's robbery, in which two armed men entered the gas station's convenience store while three others waited outside.

On June 1, 2006, Scott was driving a two-door Ford that collided with a 1990 Geo Tracker head-on on Garfield Avenue near Union Street. Scott's passenger, Yolanda Leach, 26, of Newark, died in the crash and all four people in the other vehicle were seriously injured, officials said.

Scott was charged with death by auto and driving while intoxicated, police said.

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