Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The men are in the Allegheny County Jail.
Three young men accused of robbing the St. Clair Mini Market on Route 19 at gunpoint were held for trial Monday. Charles E. Clark, of Taylorstown, PA; David A. Piatt, of Washington, PA; and Matthew C. McDonald, of Washington, PA; are accused of stealing $650 from the clerk on Nov. 5, 2012. Clark was arraigned and waived his right to a preliminary hearing in district Judge Robert Wyda's courtroom on Monday. His bond was set at $25,000. Judge Wyda reduced the bond on Piatt and McDonald from $250,000 to $25,000. Upper St. Clair police stated in a criminal complaint that the Pennsylvania State Police in Washington, PA received information that linked the three men to the Upper St. Clair robbery and other thefts.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Two of the men spent New Year's Eve in the Allegheny County Jail.
Upper St. Clair police have filed charges against three young men suspected of robbing the St. Clair Mini Market in November. David A. Piatt and Matthew C. McDonald, both from Washington, PA, spent New Year's Eve in the Allegheny County Jail on $250,000 bond. Both men are charged with robbery, criminal conspiracy, recklessly endangering another person and possessing a handgun. A third man, Charles Clark, is also a suspect, but was not yet arraigned as of Monday, Dec. 31. Piatt and McDonald's preliminary hearings are scheduled with district Judge Robert Wyda on Jan. 7. The victim, who is a father from Bethel Park, was held at gunpoint in the St. Clair Mini Market on Route 19 on Nov. 5. The suspects got away with about $650. The suspects are…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Court records show Matthew McDonald, 19, was released from jail after posting bond in October. He is awaiting trial for an April case in which he is charged with simple assault and harassment in Washington County.
The Washington County man accused of robbing an Upper St. Clair gas station on Nov. 5 was free on bond at the time, according to court documents. Matthew Clark McDonald, 19, now is back in the Washington County Jail, unable to post $100,000 bond. He is one of four men named Tuesday as suspects in the Upper St. Clair holdup and in holdups in other communities around Allegheny and Washington counties. The individuals are also suspected in robberies in Wexford, Washington, Chartiers Township and Castle Shannon, according to Northern Regional Police Chief T. Robert Amann. McDonald posted bond in October while awaiting trial in an April case in which he is charged with simple assault and harassment in Blaine Township, Washington County. …