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A Butler County grand jury returned indictments this week for aggravated robbery, two counts of kidnapping, carrying a concealed weapon and two counts of tampering with evidence against Nicholas and aggravated robbery, two counts of kidnapping and failure to comply with the signal of a police officer against Patrick.
The 24-year-old brothers are being held at the Butler County Jail in lieu of $700,000 plus bonds.
Last month during a preliminary hearing in Middletown Municipal Court, a detective testified the brothers admitted to driving to Middletown for the robbery after choosing the location from a list on the internet.
Detective Ken Mynhier testified that Nicholas told him that he worked for a moving company and was struggling financially.
The pair was caught shortly after the robbery when their vehicle wrecked crossing the Ohio 122 bridge after a short pursuit.
During the robbery, a gun was allegedly displayed by Nicholas, who told the two employees, “not to 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 the door and call for help.
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