Ironton man accused of armed robberies indicted by grand jury

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 29, 2003

An Ironton man arrested last week in connection with four armed robberies in Ironton and one in Wheelersburg was indicted on four counts of aggravated robbery by a Lawrence County grand jury.

Anthony Bland, 37, of 2721 South Eighth St., is accused of holding up the Speedway on Liberty Avenue and State Route 141 twice, and holding up Paula's Beauty Salon and Buster's 44 Gulf station on South Third Street. All of the robberies occurred within a two-day period.

Also indicted:

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4Dathan Brett Holley, 28, of 41 Jane St., Chesapeake, was indicted on one count of corrupting another with drugs. He is accused of giving a child under the age of one a non-prescribed medication. The child suffered injury because of the medication and required hospital treatment.

4Stephen L. Johnson, 45 , of 115 Main St., Coal Grove, was indicted on a felony charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. On July 5, Johnson was arrested in Ironton on his fourth DUI offense in six years, making the offense a felony. He was determined at that time to have a blood alcohol level of .277.

4John F. Baker, 18, of Louisville, Ky., was indicted on one count of receiving stolen property. Baker was arrested July 5 in Ironton. He is accused of stealing a 2003 Ford Explorer from a Louisville car dealership.

4Gregory C. Cox, 22, of 1539 County Road 21, Ironton, was indicted on charges of receiving stolen property, failure to comply with the signal or order of a police officer, vandalism and escape.

4Alberta Jane Sullivan, 40, of Huntington, W.Va., was indicted on one count of theft.

4Christopher J. Douglas, 19, of 19 Porter Gap Road, Ironton, was charged with one count of burglary and one count of theft.

4Wade A. Hughes, 32, of 170 Powhattan Road, Chesapeake,

was indicted on one count of disrupting a public service.