Police have announced that a suspected armed robber and a murder suspect who both allegedly committed crimes in Lycoming County, are connected.
Ikeem Fogan, 21, of Randall Circle, Loyalsock, was arrested on Aug. 6, 2019, two days after a shooting and homicide at the Uni-Mart on 1944 West Fourth Street. During an armed robbery at that location on Aug. 4, a female store clerk was wounded and transported to UPMC for treatment. A female patron, Rhonda McPeak, was shot by the alleged suspect and died at the scene. The suspect, later identified as Fogan, fled on foot, said police.
Ikeem Fogan was arrested and charged with Criminal Homocide, Attempted Criminal Homicide, and related offenses. He is currently committed to the Lycoming County Prison on no bail pending his preliminary hearing.
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A second suspect, Noah Samuel Stroup, 23, of Williamsport, was arrested on August 15, 2019 for allegedly committing an armed robbery at Nittany Minit Mart, 1450 East Third Street, Loyalsock Township, on July 28, 2019.
Williamsport Bureau of Police issued a release stating that Stroup also was an accomplice to Ikeem Fogan, 21, of Loyalsock Township, for a robbery and homicide the evening of August 4 at the Uni-Mart at 1944 W. Fourth Street in Williamsport.
Stroup was taken into custody in Williamsport by the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force and was arraigned in front of District Magistrate Christian D. Frey with no bail. He was charged with robbery, conspiracy of robbery, simple assault and related charges. His preliminary hearing is set for 1:45 p.m. August 26 in front District Magistrate Gary A. Whiteman. Police said Stroup was transported to a nearby county prison for commitment.