Lansdale Arrests Second Suspect in 2011 Armed Robbery

Mark S. Williams Jr., 21, of West Fifth Street, has been charged in connection with a September 2011 robbery of Famous Grocery in Lansdale. His alleged accomplice Jurell Smalls was arrested Saturday

Lansdale Police have arrested a second suspect in the September 2011 armed robbery of Famous Grocery convenience store in Lansdale.

Mark S. Williams Jr., 21, of the 800 block of West Fifth Street, Lansdale, was arrested Wednesday and charged in connection to the September 5, 2011 robbery at 21 W. Main St.

His alleged accomplice, Jurell Smalls, police said. Smalls was also charged with felony drug violations in a separate arrest during a search warrant service on his home.

Williams had been directed by his probation officer to report to the Lansdale Police Department, police said.

Williams faces the following charges: 

  • Felony First-Degree Robbery
  • Felony Second-Degree Robbery
  • Two Felony Counts of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery
  • Misdemeanor Theft by Unlawful Taking
  • Misdemeanor Recklessly Endangering Another Person 

Williams was arraigned Wednesday before District Judge Harold Borek of Lansdale, who set bail at $50,000 cash, police said.

Williams has a preliminary hearing set for Oct. 16 at 11:45 a.m. before Borek.

Montgomery County Adult Probation also filed a probation detainer against Williams, police said.

Williams remains incarcerated to Montgomery County Correctional Facility.

On Sept. 27, Williams pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge from Sept. 11, 2012, according to court records.

Williams was last arrrested on criminal charges in Lansdale in May 2009 for theft, receiving stolen property, drug possession, loitering and prowling, theft from a motor vehicle and criminal attempted theft, according to court records.

Williams pleaded guilty to the theft from motor vehicle charge at Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in August 2009, according to court records. All other charges were either dismissed or withdrawn by the prosecution.

Williams was sentenced to three years' probation and 22 days in prison, plus community service, according to court records.

Read about the arrest of Smalls at this link.

Read about the 2011 robbery at this link.

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Alicia H. September 28, 2012 at 04:27 PM
I'm sure Jurell snitched on this and already took the deal this one would of recieved, because shortly after Jurell's article came out this winner was caught.
John doe September 29, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Yup makes alot of sense. Of course he Will deny it.
young girl October 01, 2012 at 02:59 AM
you dont know this boy eather smh
Mommy October 06, 2012 at 06:01 PM
haha... I'm sure that smirk will be popular in jail.
young girl October 08, 2012 at 03:19 AM
<3you pretty boy


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