Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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March 6, 2011

Flatwoods man indicted in Cash Express robbery

Greenup County indictments

GREENUP —  A Flatwoods man has been indicted in connection with the armed robbery of a payday lending business.

Grand jurors charged Timothy R. Martin Jr. 29, with first-degree robbery and persistent felony offender in connection with the Feb. 5 holdup at Cash Express, 1416 Diederich Blvd.

The robbery charge is normally a Class B felony, which carries a prison sentence of 10 to 20 years. But, the persistent felony offender designation enhances it to a Class A felony with a possible sentence of 20 years to life.

The robbery occurred about 12:25 p.m. According to the Russell Police Department, the robber entered the business, brandished a weapon, demanded money, fled with $951 cash and jumped into a waiting vehicle.

A passerby noticed what was going on, copied down the vehicle’s license number and gave it to police. Acting on that information, the RPD launched an investigation that led to Martin’s arrest.

Also arrested during the course of the investigation on an outstanding unrelated warrant was Martin’s girlfriend, Amber N. McCleese, 27, of Argillite, the RPD said.

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

Others named in indictments returned recently by the Greenup grand jury were:

Arthur P. Medlen, 23, of Grayson, charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and driving under the influence.

Mary Wease, 20, of Olive Hill, charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication.

Justin S. Barker, 29, of Greenup, charged with six counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and second-degree persistent felony offender.

Charles D. Brown, 44, of Greenup, charged with receiving stolen property.

Michael B. Cains, 36, of South Shore, charged with second-degree burglary and two counts of theft.

Brian J. Cantrell, 23, of South Shore, charged with first-degree sexual abuse.

Robert W. Felty, 48, of greenup, charged with theft.

Scott E. Fisher, 39, of Ashland, charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and first-degree persistent felony offender.

Christoper A. Lawson, 45, of Grass Valley, Calif., charged with theft and first-degree persistent felony offender.

Gary D. Lemaster, Jr., 47, of Greenup, charged with theft.

Randall S. Frazee, 48, of Quincy, charged with first-degree promoting contraband, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication and second-degree persistent felony offender.

Timothy T. Lennox, 43, of West Portsmouth, charged with second-degree burglary.

Larry R. Mahan, 46, of Worthington, charged with six counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Jerry D. Morris, 27, of South Shore, charged with second-degree burglary and two counts of theft.

Mark D. Morris, 36, of South Shore, charged with second-degree burglary and two counts of theft.

Martha A. Yates, 37, of Greenup, charged with second-degree burglary and with theft.

William G. Clark, 18, of Argillite, charged with second-degree burglary and with theft.

Brandon M. Lazendorfer, 22, of Ashland, charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police and driving under the influence.

Joshua D. Bailey, 24, of Worthington, charged with second-degree forgery and theft by deception.

David E. Rice, 42, of Greenup, charged with second-degree burglary.

Andrea Heaberlin, 31, of Ashland, charged with theft.

Paul E. Blair, 38, of Wurtland, charged with first-degree wanton endangerment.

 KENNETH HART can be reached at khart@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2654.

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