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Case against men charged in deadly robbery moves forward

Both men charged for their alleged involvement in the shooting death of Rhonda McPeak during a robbery gone wrong in early August waived their formal arraignments in Lycoming County Court Monday.

The case against I-Keem Fogan, 21, and Noah Stroup, 23, both of Williamsport, was in front of a judge, which puts the gears in motion for the case to move forward.

Stroup submitted a conflict of counsel application on Aug. 20 and the two will be represented by Attorney Edward J. Rymsza.

On Aug. 4, police allege Fogan entered the Uni-Mart, at 1944 W. Fourth St., while Stroup acted as look-out. McPeak was found dead at the scene, and store clerk JoBeth Wetzel, who survived, was rushed to the hospital for a bullet wound in her shoulder.

Fogan was arrested at a gas station where he was found sleeping early on Aug. 6 and Stroup was arrested on Aug. 15.

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