Last updated: July 10. 2014 8:41PM - 1022 Views
By Jane Beathard jbeathard@civitasmedia.com



Dallas Murry
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A former London man, already imprisoned for a home invasion robbery in Clark County, was charged on Thursday with robbing the Speedway at 102 W. High St. in the city last September.


Dallas K. Murry, 26, was arraigned in Madison County Common Pleas Court on counts of armed robbery, robbery and possession of criminal tools, stemming from a Sept. 9, 2013, stick-up at the gas station.


Judge Eamon Costello appointed Jennifer Hitt to represent Murry at an Aug. 19 trial.


Scottie E. Collins, 26, also of London, admitted last November to acting as Murry’s “lookout” during the Speedway robbery. Collins is serving three years for complicity to commit robbery.


Murry is currently serving prison time for an unrelated conviction. He was among four men who held residents of a Plattsburg house at gunpoint on Oct. 23, 2013, then ransacked the house and took a safe, cell phone and drugs.


Murry’s 13-year sentence for that crime increased on Thursday. Visiting Judge Steven P. Beathard added 12 months to Murry’s time for trafficking heroin on July 15, 2013. Murry pleaded guilty in March to a single count of dealing the drug.


In other common pleas court action on Thursday:


• Ciera Sprouse, 21, of London, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of trafficking Oxycodone on Aug. 15, 2013. Originally, Sprouse was accused of dealing the drug in the presence of a child — a more serious offense.


Judge Beathard ordered substance abuse evaluation of Sprouse and set sentencing for Sept. 12. He also released Sprouse from house arrest and electronic monitoring at the request of defense attorney Dale Frenz.


• Prison inmate Dakota R. Bunch, 21, was sentenced to an additional seven months behind bars for possessing heroin inside Madison Correctional Institution on June 9, 2013.


Bunch is currently serving six years for burglaries in Richland and Clermont counties. He was previously set for release in November 2016.


• Joshua Bateman, 28, of West Jefferson, was charged with receiving stolen property on March 13, 2013.


Judge Costello appointed Patrick Phillips to represent Bateman at a Sept. 11 trial and released the man on a signature bond.


• Angel L. Deforrest, 40, of Springfield, was charged with forging two checks on Sept. 27, 2013.


Costello appointed Frenz to represent Deforrest at a Sept. 11 trial and released the woman on a signature bond.


• Costello also issued arrest warrants for Brigid Garrison, 45, of Grove City, and Byron Stokes, 25, of Columbus. Both failed to appear on Thursday for pre-trial hearings.


Garrison is facing theft and forgery charges. Stokes is charged with possessing a stolen 2000 Honda in April.


Jane Beathard can be reached at (740) 852-1616, ext. 1616 or via Twitter @JaneBeathard.

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