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Grand jury indicts 3 men for alleged armed robberies

An alleged bank robber and two of his alleged accomplices in another armed robbery were indicted Thursday by a grand jury on a total of 10 charges.

Jason A. Johnson, 30, of Albany, was indicted on two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of tampering with evidence for allegedly robbing the Citizen’s Bank in Nelsonville and Jewell’s Drive Thru Carryout in Glouster.

Timothy Orsborne, 34, and Anthony Carey, 32, were both indicted for one count of aggravated burglary for allegedly assisting Johnson in the robbery of Jewell’s Drive Thru Carryout.

Orsborne and Carey are both from Glouster.

Johnson allegedly went into the bank and the carryout store with a handgun. During the robbery of Jewell’s Carry Out, Orsborne was allegedly driving the getaway car. Carey was also allegedly in the car and aware of what was going on, Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn said.

Blackburn said $3,000 was stolen from the bank and an estimated $200 was stolen from the carryout store. He said drugs were clearly the motive for both robberies.

Orsborne was also indicted on four charges from separate incidents. He was charged with receiving stolen property, burglary, illegal use of government benefits and possession of heroin, according to a news release from the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office.

Carey was also indicted for one count of burglary for entering a residence Oct. 27 and stealing money and jewelry, according to the release.

All three men are being held on bond at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail. Johnson is being held on $500,000 bond, Orsborne on $100,000 and Carey on $50,000.

All three are due back in court Nov. 14 for an arraignment hearing.

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