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Pedro man indicted in robbery

A Pedro man faces indictments relating to an alleged home invasion robbery last month, Lawrence County Prosecutor J.

Wednesday, August 15, 2001

A Pedro man faces indictments relating to an alleged home invasion robbery last month, Lawrence County Prosecutor J.B. Collier Jr. said.

On Tuesday, the Lawrence County Grand Jury indicted James E. Bloomfield, 43 of 12246 Ohio 93, Pedro, on one count of aggravated burglary, first-degree felony, and two counts of felonious assault, second-degree felonies, Collier said.

Bloomfield was arrested by the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department after allegedly entering the home of an unidentified elderly couple in Washington Township on Friday night, July 6, according to sheriff’s reports.

An investigation revealed the suspect entered the home under the false pretense of having a disabled car, then allegedly struck two victims – a 90-year-old female and a 66-year-old male – and requested money, Sheriff Tim Sexton said at that time.

It’s believed the suspect used a baseball bat, the sheriff said.

Other indictments filed Tuesday:

– Joshua Harless, 18, of Holiday Apartments No. 5, Proctorville: two counts felonious assault, second-degree felonies.

– Jeremy Harless, 23, of 813 First St., Apt B, Chesapeake: (co-defendant with Joshua Harless) two counts felonious assault, second-degree felonies.

– Sean White, 18, of 83 Provate Drive 263 Township Road 1237, Proctroville: one count robbery, second-degree felony; one count theft, first-degree misdemeanor.

– Brian K. Wilson, 34, of 1624 Beach St., Kenova, W.Va.: driving under the influence, having three priors, fourth-degree felony.

– Marcus Birchfield, 23, of 514 N. Sixth St., Ironton: one count theft, fifth-degree felony.

– Crystal Marcum, 23, of 963 County Road 18, South Point: two counts theft, fifth-degree felony; one count theft, first-degree misdemeanor.

– Ronnie Copley Jr., 24, of 1198 Happy Hollow Road, Piketon: one count failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, third-degree felony.

– Randall Harper, 26, of 3701 U.S. 35, Ray, Ohio: one count failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, third-degree felony.

– Returned 10 secret drug indictments sought by the Lawrence County Drug Task Force.

As filed, an indictment represents a formal charge, not a court judgment.