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Teens Arrested In Connection To Robbery Charged As Adults

Last updated on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

(SEYMOUR) - Three teenagers arrested in connection with a robbery last week at an apartment complex on Seymour’s east side have been charged as adults, police report.

Aubrey Woods of The Tribune reports that Gregory B. Vires, 17, Scottsburg; Michael W. Jones, 17, Crothersville; and Jacob E. Easley, 17, Seymour, face charges of burglary, robbery and criminal confinement in connection with the incident reported at an apartment complex in the 600 block East Oak Street.

Two Seymour men, Myron S. Walker, 20, and his brother, Jamontrae Bennett, 18, face similar charges. The brothers were arrested Thursday.

Seymour Detective Greg O'Brien said weapons were displayed during the incident, reported at 11:29 p.m. Wednesday.

"They knocked on the door, and when a man opened the door, they forced their way in and demanded cash," O'Brien said "The five suspects went through the apartment taking a number of items, all of which were later recovered."

He declined to identify the type of weapons involved.

The man in the apartment also was battered during the incident, but he was not hospitalized, O'Brien said. A woman also in the apartment was not injured.

Several officers responded to the incident, but no one was caught at that time, he said.
Three of the suspects, however, were caught after an incident reported at 1:34 a.m. Thursday, O'Brien said.

"Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of South Vine Street," he said.

That call involved a report of people going through unlocked cars.

Walker and two of the 17-year-olds were arrested then.

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