Convenience store suspect to plead guilty on Friday

Print More

A man whose hooded sweatshirt came to symbolize convenience store stickups apparently is ready to come clean.

Twenty-seven-year-old Matthew Maskell of St. Albans is due to appear in federal court in Burlington on Friday, where he’s expected to enter a guilty plea.

He will be sentenced at a later date, but he could receive a prison sentence of five or six years.

As part of a plea deal, prosecutors agreed to drop other charges.

Maskell was accused of wearing a backward hooded sweat shirt with cut-out eye holes and carrying a handgun during four January robberies in Chittenden County.

Three other people have pleaded guilty to related charges.

Comments are closed.