Michigan Man Indicted For String Of Local Robberies

A Michigan has been indicted on a total of six counts related to a string of robberies across the tri-state area, which include two in Montpelier and another in Holiday City.

John T. Morgan, 34, of St. Louis, Michigan faces three counts of aggra­vated robbery, each a first degree felony; two counts of having weapons under dis­ability, each a third degree felony; and one count of theft of drugs, also a third degree felony. Specifications are at­tached to the aggravated robbery charg­es. These specifications indicate the use of a handgun during the commission of the crimes as well as that Morgan is a repeat offender. The indictment was handed down by the Williams County Grand Jury on Tuesday, January 23.

The charges come in relation to rob­beries which occurred at Rings Pharma­cy and the Valero Main Stop in Mont­pelier and Holiday City Stop and Go in Holiday City.

It is alleged that Morgan, wearing a sack on his head in an attempt to con­ceal his identity, entered Rings Pharma­cy on November 3, 2015, and exclaimed that he was carrying a gun as well as that others with guns were waiting out­side. He then exited the store with a large bag of prescription drugs. It is also alleged that Morgan indicated or showed a handgun during the January 29, 2016 robberies at the Valero Main Stop in Montpelier and the Holiday City Stop and Go.

Morgan, along with Nickole Collins, 31, is suspected in a string of at least 16 robberies across the tri-state area. Both were arrested during a routine traf­fic stop outside of Cincinnati in April of 2016. They have remained incarcerated since the time of the arrest. Both Morgan and Collins have already received prison sentences in connection to robberies oc­curring in Michigan.

At the time of this printing, no charg­es have yet been filed against Collins in Williams County, and it is unknown if charges will be filed at a later date. Court records indicate that Morgan will be ar­raigned on the Williams County charges on February 7, 2018 at 3:00 PM with Williams County Court Common Pleas Judge JT Stelzer presiding.

Chelsie can be reached at chelsie@thevillagereporter.com

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