WILLIAMSPORT - Federal prosecutors have decided to retry a man accused of robbing the Sovereign Bank office in Jersey Shore in 2007.
A U.S. Middle District Court jury in March deadlocked on whether Terrell Carter, 28, with Williamsport and Philadelphia addresses, was guilty of robbing the bank with Jovan Williamson.
At the same trial, Carter was found guilty of conspiracy to rob an Altoona bank but acquitted of charges related to home invasions in Limestone Township and Muncy.
Assistant U.S. Attorney William Simmers said the decision to retry Carter in the Jersey Shore case was made after a lot of thought. The investigation in that case is ongoing, he said.
Co-defendant Jovan Rashan Williamson, also of Williamsport and Philadelphia, pleaded guilty to robbing the Sovereign Bank office and testified against Carter. Williamson's sentencing will be delayed until after Carter is retried.
Robbers got $8,500 from the bank when a caller said bombs would be detonated if money was not left at the door on Oct. 10, 2007. A bank employee testified he put the money into a vehicle driven by a black man whose face was covered.
A woman testified at the trial she saw Carter and Williamson counting money allegedly from that robbery.
Carter and Williamson were accused of breaking into the home of John and Angelina Waldman early on Dec. 10, 2007, where the couple and their children were restrained with duct tape.
The plan was to take Waldman to Shire's Jewelry Store in Loyalsock Twp., which he owns, to steal merchandise, but the robbers changed their minds and took items from the home. Williamson testified as to his involvement in that case, too.
Carter also was found not guilty of using a handgun and robbing a Muncy man in his home to obtain $7,000 in drug proceeds.
The new trial date has not been set.