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January 7, 2009

Greenup Countian indicted in robberies

Greenup — A Greenup County man has been indicted in connection with a pair of armed robberies that occurred in South Shore in September.

Grand jurors charged Johnny Matthew Smith, also known as Johnny Carr, 47, of South Shore, with two counts of first-degree robbery, one count of theft, one count of receiving stolen property and two counts of second-degree persistent felony offender.

If convicted on all charges, Smith could be sentenced to up to 50 years in prison.

Smith was charged in a Sept. 20 holdup at Shell Mart and a Sept. 26 heist at KD’s Food Mart, according to court records.

In the first incident, Smith also allegedly stole a car belonging to a store employee.

In an unrelated case, an Iowa man was indicted last month for allegedly endangering lives by setting a fire in his cell in the Greenup County Detention Center.

Dwayne C. Davidson, 25, of Des Moines, has been charged with four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony that carries a prison sentence of one to five years.

The alleged incident occurred on Nov. 18, according to court records. The indictment didn’t say why Davidson was in the lockup.

A grand jury indictment is a formal accusation of a crime and does not establish guilt.

Others named in true bills handed up last month by the grand jury were:

Carrie J. Woods, 29, of Louisa, and Allison Nicole “Nikki” Robinette, 33, of Ashland, charged with 77 counts and 34 counts, respectively, of obtaining or attempting to obtain controlled substances by fraud.

Ryan N. Baker, 26, of Flatwoods, charged with two counts of theft by deception and one count of first-degree persistent felony offender.

Jessica L. Dasher, 28, no address listed, charged with one count of first-degree drug possession and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sandra Michelle Williams, 38, and Angela L. Paynter, 35, both of Ashland, each charged with two counts of obtaining or attempting to obtain controlled substances by fraud and one count of second-degree drug trafficking.

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