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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Man Arrested for Robbing Elderly

The Mingo County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man this week after he allegedly beat and attempted to rob an elderly man in Taylorville.

David Michael Roberts, of Varney, was arrested by Investigating Officer Lt. J.D. Ferris late Wednesday evening for malicious wounding.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Mingo County Magistrate Court, police responded after 911 dispatched them to the residence of 93-year-old Buddy Mounts in Taylorville.

Mounts had been struck in the head causing a wound to his ear. Lt. Ferris stated in the complaint that Mounts’ ear had been torn from his head and was hanging by a small amount of skin.

Ferris spoke with a witness Jamie Butcher who said that he saw Mounts flee his apartment and went immediately inside the residence witnessing Roberts wiping blood from his hands.

Butcher also said that he seen blood on the defendants shirt.

Roberts was identified by the victim and said that defendant had attempted to take his money.

Roberts was arraigned in magistrate court and bond was set at $10,000. He was then transported to Southwestern Regional Jail


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