Bristolville man held on $200K

WARREN — A Bristolville man who was indicted last week in connection to the Nov. 2 robbery at the Sheetz on Elm Road was being held on $200,000 bond after his arraignment Monday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.

This is the third time Derek M. Markley, 34, 4705 N. Park Ave. Extension, has been accused of robbing the same gas station, records show.

Markley pleaded not guilty to a second-degree robbery charge during his appearance before Judge Peter J. Kontos.

Jail records show he remained in custody as of Monday night in Trumbull County Jail.

Markley was arrested Nov. 3 after a Sheetz employee told police he was robbed about 11 p.m. Nov. 2. The employee said he did not see a weapon but the robber told him he had a gun. The robber ran out of the building leaving in a silver Pontiac G6, a police report states. Taken were $200 and a bottle of tea, the report states.

Markley is also facing three more second-degree robbery counts connected to an April 25 robbery at the same Sheetz gas station. He also is accused of robbing the McDonald’s on South Street in Warren the morning of April 26 and the McDonald’s on Mahoning Avenue NW in Champion later that same day, according to police reports.

If he is found guilty of all four charges, Markley could face up to 32 years in prison.

In that case before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Andrew D. Logan, a jury trial is scheduled for Markley Jan. 29, with his next pre-trial set for Nov. 28, court records show.

On Sept. 26, 2012, Judge W. Wyatt McKay sentenced Markley to four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to three counts of robbery in connection to three robberies in May 2012 at the same Sheetz and two McDonald’s restaurants, court records show.

gvogrin@tribtoday.com

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