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Rich Oil robbery suspect arraigned

Jeffrey Adkins is arraigned in Ironton Municipal Court Monday.


An Ironton man who allegedly brandished a pool stick to rob a gas station remains in the Lawrence County Jail under a $150,000 bond.

Jeffrey Adkins, 43, of 1509 S. Fourth St., Ironton, appeared Monday afternoon in front of Ironton Municipal Court Judge O. Clark Collins for arraignment on charges of aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence.

In addition to setting bond, Collins also appointed attorney Mike Gleichauf to represent Adkins. The Ironton resident must return to court Thursday for a preliminary hearing.

Adkins is accused of going into the Rich Oil at Third and Monroe streets late Friday night and holding up the gasoline station with a pool stick.

Witnesses gave police a description of the alleged robber and the car he was seen in. Adkins was arrested a short time later.