Tuesday, June 27, 2000

Robbery suspects indicted




By Sheila McLaughlin
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        LEBANON — Two men, accused of trying to rob a service station in Springboro last month only to be foiled when a clerk opened fire, were indicted Monday on charges of aggravated robbery.

        Joshua Leggett, 19, of Kettering, Ohio, and Michael Jenkins, 17, of Dayton, Ohio, are in the Warren County Jail awaiting arraignment hearings next week.

        Mr. Jenkins, who police say was shot in the robbery, will be tried as an adult.

        The charges include a firearms specification, which would add three years to the suspects' sentences, if they are convicted. Mr. Leggett and Mr. Jenkins each face up to 10 years on the robbery charges alone.

        Springboro police said the two walked into the BP service station at 940 W. Central Ave. at 11 p.m. May 24 and announced a holdup. Mr. Jenkins stuck a gun in the clerk's face, police said.

        The clerk, Steve Holland, of Miamisburg, pulled a gun from his pocket and fired, striking Mr. Jenkins in the arm, police said. The two robbers then fled, leaving the gun behind, police said.

        Mr. Jenkins was arrested the following day at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, where he sought treatment for the gunshot wound, police said.

        Mr. Leggett was arrested days later in Tennessee after Springboro police received information that he was there.

       



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