Mynhier testified that both brothers were “very pleasant and polite” during his interview after the duo was caught when their vehicle wrecked crossing the Ohio 122 bridge after a short pursuit. Patrick Johnson-Tucker was behind the wheel of the Monte Carlo. The brothers also have no prior criminal record, the detective said.
During the robbery, a gun was allegedly displayed by Nicholas, who told the two employees “not do do anything stupid,” Mynhier said. Twist ties used to bind the hands of the clerk and pharmacist were visible in video of the robbery sticking out of Patrick’s pocket, Mynhier said.
The pills were dumped into a pillow case and the suspects ran, police said. The employees were able to free themselves, lock to door and call for help.
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A car matching the description of the alleged getaway vehicle was spotted on Central Avenue a short time later, but the vehicle fled on Ohio 122, crossing into Madison Twp.
Mynhier said when they were taken into custody, the brothers matched the description of the suspects and were wearing the “exact same clothes” as the suspects seenon video, but they were wearing surgical masks during the robbery.
Judge James Sherron found sufficient evidence to bind both cases over to a Butler County grand jury for consideration following the hearing.