Alleged robber injured in fall from vehicle
An alleged robbery ended with the attacker injured and in jail Thursday evening.
Ironton Detective Joe Ross said police responded to a hit-and-run near Susan Court Apartments at about 10 p.m. Thursday.
When police found the vehicle responsible for hitting two parked cars, more of the story unfolded.
Ross said the victim, a 51-year-old man, was approached by a younger man who wanted a ride.
“He gives him a ride towards Susan Court and when he gets down there, the gentleman driving says the boy assaulted him numerous times and then stole his wallet,” Ross said. “While he was being assaulted, he accelerated, trying to accelerate from the boy who was assaulting him, and he ended up hitting two parked cars.”
Ross said the younger man was thrown out of the truck and he received a cut over his eye.
The driver drove to his home to call the police because he was scared, Ross said.
While officers were taking this statement, the other man’s girlfriend drives him to the hospital but stops when they saw officers talking to the victim.
“That’s when the suspect says, ‘That guy ran over me.’ Which we don’t think happened,” Ross said.
The suspect, Anthony D. Fletcher, 24, of 358 Susan Court, was treated at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Ironton, then taken to the county jail. Fletcher was charged with aggravated robbery.
He is scheduled to appear in Ironton Municipal Court at 1:30 p.m. Monday.
The victim was not charged, Ross said.
In an unrelated case, the IPD arrested four other suspects from the same apartment this week.
Ross said officers investigated a burglary in the 1100 block of South Sixth Street, which happened Sept. 2. The suspect entered the home about 5:30 a.m. while the residents were upstairs sleeping, Ross said. A TV, laptop and video games were stolen.
Tips led police to the apartment at Susan Court on Sept. 9, where the items were found.
“The police went to the apartment and found items that were stolen,” Ross said.
Arrested was Johnny Belcher II, 29. He was charged with receiving stolen property.
Also arrested were Johnny Belcher, Sr., Sherri Littlejohn and Roger Yeager, all who had warrants for their arrest. Ages of the suspects were not available.