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.


Gas prices start to show ripple effect
Driver had suspended license
Teen charged in crash that killed 2 girls
City OKs funds for Nordstrom
CPS board approves charter school in East End
Port Authority's role in riverfront plans gets OK
Cures for diseases will take time
Genetic breakthrough poses ethical dilemmas
Local scientists join gene study
Police dogs get bulletproof vests
Police want to quiz man about killing
Coach's sons may avoid prison
Robber recounts shooting by police
Union spelled confusion, so now it's West Chester
- Robbery suspects indicted
SAMPLES: Church musicians bond for life through music
KNIPPENBERG: To cast 'Aida,' opera worker goes to jail
New 'What to Expect' series caters to kids
Pig Parade: CAM Ham
Teen helps others deal with anorexia
Bank robbers remain at large
Bauer continues to serve causes
Dealing better with bias crimes
Democrat says Boone County winnable
Fire ruins a dad's gift to daughter
Harrison seeks bus solutions
Hot-air balloons give rise to Lebanon celebration
Ky. Senate candidate selects manager
Local Digest
Loveland manager set to quit
Mason shuts door on proposal for Kroger store
Museum to break ground on expansion
Newport commission agreement puts stop to lawsuit
Ohio could get funds to restore properties
School formula questioned
Sewer facility vote is expected
Springdale set for July 4 fest
Warren Co. homes more valuable