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One of four men indicted for a series of armed robberies in the Garysburg area was appointed a new third-party custodian and will be allowed release from federal custody.

Juwan Allen appeared before Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Swank Tuesday with his attorney.

The court amended the previous conditions of his release after his initial third-party custodian was found not suitable, according to court records.

He was appointed a custodian in Virginia and part of the terms of his release require him to not travel outside the eastern districts of North Carolina or Virginia.

He is not allowed contact with anyone who is a victim in the case or his co-defendants unless supervised by their attorneys.

He is not allowed to possess a firearm, not allowed to use alcohol excessively and not allowed to use or possess any controlled substances.

A curfew of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. was set and cannot be altered unless it is approved by his probation or supervising officer.

The United States Marshal Service was ordered to keep him in custody until notified by the clerk or judge he has posted bond or complied with all other conditions of release.

The order notes there are to be no firearms, destructive devices or other weapons in his possession, including the residence of the third-party custodian.

Meanwhile, Swank continued the detention hearings of Javarrae Rook and Derrick Harvey until September 3.

The three men and Jarmise Rook were indicted in July.

Court records have not indicated any schedules thus far for Jarmise Rook.

The local investigations were conducted by Captain Patrick Jacobs and Lieutenant A. Roye of the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office and then bound to the federal court system.

In count one, the federal indictment charges on or about April 27 of last year Javarre Rook, Allen and Harvey by force and violence, and by intimidation, robbed New Dixie Mart on Highway 46 in Garysburg by means of actual and threatened force.

Count two charges on or about May 4 of last year Javarrae Rook by force and violence, and by intimidation, did unlawfully obstruct, delay, and affect, and attempt to obstruct, delay and affect, robbery of the store by using actual and threatened force.

In count three the federal grand jury charges Javarrae and Jarmise Rook by robbery on May 8 of last year took and obtained personal property from the store.