A 33-year-old convicted felon from Ocala was indicted by a federal grand jury on attempted Hobbs Act robbery and firearm possession charges in connection with an armed robbery case that occurred at a bar in Pensacola.
The federal indictment alleges that on or about March 9, 2022, Quinton L. Pete attempted to rob individuals at the Coyote’s Sports Bar, which is located next to the Cordova Mall in Pensacola. The indictment further alleges that Pete was in possession of a firearm during the robbery attempt.
The Pensacola Police Department was the first to respond to the crime scene, and officers conducted an investigation. While working in conjunction with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the United States Marshals Service, the Pensacola Police Department was able to locate Pete in Dallas, Texas, on the day after the alleged robbery attempt occurred.
Pete was taken into custody without incident.
The indictment was announced by Jason R. Coody, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, and the case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David L. Goldberg.
An indictment is merely an allegation by a grand jury that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law and is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.