Feds charge Caseyville woman in Mini Mart robbery

A federal grand jury on Tuesday formally charged a 28-year-old woman in connection with the June 25 armed robbery of the Caseyville Mini Mart, Southern Illinois U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton’s office announced.

Jenna McGlasson of Caseyville, who has been in custody since Sept. 24, faces one count of robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

Police say McGlasson entered the store at 8805 Maple St. around 9 p.m. June 25 and demanded cash. She tried to fire the gun she brought with her, but it apparently malfunctioned. She left the store with cash and may have been picked up by a car waiting a short distance away.

If convicted of robbery, McGlasson faces up to 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and up to three years supervised release. If convicted of brandishing a gun during the crime, she faces up to an additional seven years in prison, another $250,000 fine and five years supervised release.