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Pistol-packing Caseyville woman pleads guilty to robbing convenience store; could get life

A Caseyville woman pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to robbing a convenience store.

Acting U.S. Attorney James L. Porter said Jenna M. McGlasson was charged with interference with commerce by robbery and with brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. The 28-year-old woman is set to be sentenced to prison on Sept. 2.

Porter said she faces seven years to life, up to five years of supervised release, a fine up to $250,000.

McGlasson entered a convenience store June 25, 2015, in Caseyville with a dark hoodie covering her head. Porter said she pointed a pistol at a store employee and demanded money from the employee. McGlasson then jumped onto the counter, accessed the store’s cash register and attempted to steal money.

The case was investigated by the FBI and is assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak for prosecution.