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La Grange man arrested, indicted for bank robberies

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By Taylor Riley

 

A La Grange man has been arrested and directly indicted for two bank robberies in his hometown.

William Gary Grubbs Jr., 36, was indicted on Monday by an Oldham County Grand Jury on two counts of robbery in the first degree, related to robberies at Farmers Bank of Milton on Highway 53 on April 23 and June 1.

Grubbs was arrested June 25 in Kenton County. Louisville Metro Police charged him with robbery first degree for a bank robbery in Jefferson County.

According to an indictment document, Grubbs committed the offense of robbery at the Farmers Bank of Milton in La Grange and threatened the use of physical force with intent to accomplish the theft.

In each case, Grubbs gave a note to a bank clerk demanding money. In the April robbery, Grubbs exited the bank with an undetermined amount of money.

In the June robbery, the money was recovered in a parking lot, where a red dye pack went off in Grubbs’ vehicle. Grubbs then fled the scene in an older model vehicle, according to police.

Grubbs was also convicted of a felony offense of three counts of robbery in Ohio in 2008. He was sentenced to a total of four years on those charges.

Because Grubbs was convicted before, he is now also facing charges as a persistent felony offender in the second degree.

Grubbs is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections on a $50,000 bond.

 

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