The man who allegedly went on a 24-hour crime spree in November of 2012, making the armed robbery of the Red Bank Exxon one of his targets, has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
Quam Wilson, 23, of Neptune Township, is charged
in the 11-count indictment with five counts of committing a Hobbs Act
robbery, five counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence and
one count of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.
Wilson, according to a release from U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman,
engaged in a crime spree that began at approximately 5 a.m. on Nov. 13,
2012 when he allegedly shot and robbed a cab driver in Asbury Park. The cab
driver, who was hospitalized for gunshot wound to head, survived. Wilson allegedly took the cab driver’s identification and debit card
during the robbery.
He then allegedly robbed an Ocean Township Shell gas
station attendant at gunpoint at 7 a.m. and later that morning,
he attempted to obtain money from the cab driver’s bank account from
several local banks, the release said.
Suspecting that a theft was taking place, a
bank employee confiscated the identification and debit card from Wilson
and contacted police, according to the release.
At about 9 p.m. Wilson allegedly committed robbery at a
Long Branch taxi stand at gunpoint; and early the next day, he allegedly went on to commit an armed robbery at a Red Bank Exxon gas station, according to police records.
A short time
later, Wilson entered a Quick Check convenience store in
Neptune Township. Again, he allegedly pointed a handgun at a cashier and demanded
money, the release specified. Wilson was arrested at approximately 10 p.m. by several police
officers at a residence in Asbury Park, where he had been hiding in an attic, it added.
was initially arrested and charged by federal criminal complaint with
the conspiracy and firearms counts on March 13, 2013. He appeared on
June 3 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lois H. Goodman, who remanded him
to federal custody pending trial, the release said. Wilson will be arraigned on the
indictment charges on a date yet to be determined, it added.
Each count of Hobbs Act
robbery carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison. The
charge of using a firearm during a crime of violence carries a maximum
potential penalty of life in prison and a mandatory minimum sentence of
10 years in prison for a conviction on discharging a firearm in
connection with robbing the cab driver, and 25 years for each subsequent
count of conviction, each of which must run consecutively to one
another and to any other prison term.
The charge of possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon carries a maximum potential penalty of 10
years in prison. Each of the counts also carries a maximum $250,000