Nederland man pleads guilty to armed robbery

Published 1:57 pm Wednesday, July 3, 2024

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A man from Nederland has pleaded guilty to a federal violation for an armed robbery earlier this year in Beaumont.

53-year-old Tarrell Donald Nowlin pleaded guilty to Hobbs Act robbery on July 2.

According to court documents, on January 16, 2024, law enforcement officers were dispatched to the Speedway Gas Station located at 2795 Eastex Freeway in Beaumont for a reported robbery.  According to the store clerk, a dark-colored Dodge Caravan pulled into the parking lot of the business and parked near one of the gas pumps. 

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The driver, described as a white male, entered the business wearing a black mask, blue latex gloves, and a gray hat.  The driver pointed a silver revolver at the clerk and demanded cash. The clerk opened the cash register and the driver took approximately $550 cash and left the store. The investigation identified Nowlin as the subject.

Nowlin faces up to 20 years in federal prison at sentencing, which is yet to be scheduled.