26-year-old Milwaukee man federally indicted on seven armed robberies of tow truck drivers

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee man was federally indicted for seven armed robberies of tow truck drivers Tuesday, Dec. 14.

Acting United States Attorney Richard G. Frohling announced Tuesday that Latherio Meadows, a 26-year-old Milwaukee man, was indicted for seven armed robberies of tow truck drivers in the Milwaukee area between Sept.17 and Oct. 6.

Meadows was specifically charged with seven counts of robbery affecting interstate commerce, seven counts of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, two counts of possession of a stolen firearm, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

If convicted, Meadows reportedly faces up to 20 years in prison for each robbery count and a minimum mandatory sentence of seven years and up to life in prison on each charge of brandishing of a firearm during a crime of violence, which must run consecutive to any other sentence.

Authorities say Meadows would also face up to ten years in prison for each of the counts of possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon.

According to the report, the matter is being investigated by the FBI’s Milwaukee Area Violent Crimes Task Force and the Milwaukee Police Department.


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