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Second in Rax robbery surrenders

Published 12:00am Sunday, March 2, 2014

The second suspect who allegedly robbed Rax Restaurant in November surrendered to authorities Friday.

Joshua Dyer, 2817 S. Eighth St., Ironton, was taken into custody by the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and placed in the county jail.

Dyer was indicted Tuesday on a first-degree count of aggravated robbery in connection with the robbery at Rax in which two people, one brandishing a weapon, stole $110 from the business on South Third Street.

The Ironton Police Department arrested David Artis, 23, of 275 N. Third St. Apt. 202, Ironton, on Tuesday, another suspect who was indicted on a first-degree count of aggravated robbery in connection with the Rax robbery.

The IPD also arrested two men who allegedly robbed a man at knifepoint in January.

Jason Adams, 32, of 116 Rowe St., Coal Grove, and Scott Lewis, 31, of 2108 S. Seventh St., Ironton, were indicted on first-degree counts of aggravated robbery.

The two, as well as Edward Hampton Jr., 33, of 2398 County Road 181, Ironton, allegedly stole $8,000 from a man on Jan. 14. Hampton, also indicted on the same charge, has not yet been arrested.

A photo of Scott Lewis was not available as of Friday.

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