03 - 29 - 2013 Testimony heard in preliminary hearing for accused robbers
LEWISTOWN - Two alleged co-conspirators in a robbery that took place in the early morning hours of July 26 at the Sunoco station at 221 S. Main St., in Lewistown testified against the alleged gunman at his preliminary hearing Thursday at District Judge Aaron Gingrich's office. Andrew Hoy, 19, and Charles Zeiders, 18, testified against 17-year-old Akzavier Carrington and claimed he was the person who pointed a black handgun at Amanda Hocker, the clerk working behind the counter that night. Hoy said his responsibility during the course of the robbery was to obtain any recorded surveillance videos; Hoy also testified he was unaware Akzavier brought a gun to the robbery. Zeiders testified his responsibility was to ride his bicycle to the Sunoco to scout the location and give the go ahead for Carrington and Hoy. Gingrich bound over all the charges filed against Carrington. Carrington remains in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility in lieu of $40,000. Zeiders and Hoy have each waived their right to a preliminary hearing and remain incarcerated on $35,000 bail each.