ATTEMPTED ROBBERY IN HANOVER LANDS FOUR IN JAIL

3 ADULTS AND 1 JUVENILE WERE INVOLVED IN THIS INCIDENT

                          

On January 24, 2023, Deputy Devlin McMindes was on routine patrol when he was approached by a male. The male had obvious injuries and his                   face was covered in blood. The male reported to the Deputy  that he had been robbed at gunpoint on Glad Street in Hanover. He later recounted                   being struck multiple times with a crowbar.

  The male was showing signs of a head injury. EMS was called to the scene to assess his injuries. He was later transported to the University of Louisville Hospital by helicopter. While waiting for EMS the victim informed the Deputy that he had come to Hanover from his home in North Vernon to visit 23-year-old Paige Melton. The victim advised that when he arrived, there were three other males at the residence. He did not know these males prior to this meeting. At some point during the visit, the three males demanded the victim send them money via Cash App. A gun was then put to his head. He attempted to send the money but the transaction would not go through. He allowed the males to take his phone in an attempt to convince them to let him leave. At that point, one of the attackers beat the victim with a crowbar. The victim was able to escape the house and leave the scene.

Detective Charles Miller arrived and took over the investigation. Detective Miller applied for and was granted a search warrant for 238 Glad Street in Hanover. During the search, a cell phone, narcotics, and other evidence of the crime were located. A search warrant was later obtained for the cell phone. It was found to contain incriminating messages between the conspirators.

Following the execution of the search warrant the following were taken into custody:

Joshua Johnson, age 37 on charges of:

Robbery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury (Level 2 Felony)

Intimidation With a Deadly Weapon (Level 3 Felony)

Neglect of a Dependent (Level 5 Felony)

Possession of a Legend Drug (Level 6 Felony)

Possession of a Controlled Substance (Class A Misdemeanor)

Possession of Marijuana (Class B Misdemeanor)

A 17-year-old Juvenile Male was detained on the following charges:

Robbery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury (Level 2 Felony)

Battery With a Deadly Weapon (Level 5 Felony)

Possession of a Legend Drug (Level 6 Felony)

Possession of a Controlled Substance (Class A Misdemeanor)

Possession of Marijuana (Class B Misdemeanor)

Probable cause was later developed for the arrest of the female who the victim went to meet. She was

Located on January 25 in Madison and taken into custody.

Paige Melton, age 23 on charges of:

Robbery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury (Level 2 Felony)

Detective Miller through the course of an ongoing investigation also developed probable cause for the following arrest. Information developed through multiple interviews led to the following arrest. 

On January 27, 2023, the final at-large participant was taken into custody.

James “Charlie” McCarty, age 24 on charges of:

Outstanding Arrest Warrant for Escape (Level 6 Felony)

The following charges are pending:

Robbery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury (Level 2 Felony)

Criminal Confinement with a Deadly Weapon (Level 3 Felony)

Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon (Level 5 Felony)

Criminal charges are merely accusations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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