PRESS RELEASE, 12/14/2005

Second man indicted in Delhi robberies

A Hamilton County grand jury today indicted Jeremy Jester, 17, for four separate robberies of elderly victims in Cincinnati and Delhi Township.

Jester, who was bound over from juvenile court, was indicted for Aggravated Robbery, Robbery, Felonious Assault, Misuse of a Credit Card and Forgery for the incidents that occurred during the first weeks of November. The defendant and Jamin Mitchell, who was indicted on November 18th, robbed elderly victims at knifepoint.

The latest offense occurred on November 9, 2005 around 4 pm. The defendants broke into the home of Kenneth and Verna Hellman, 5706 Harvey Circle in Delhi, and stole a wallet and credit cards. Mitchell stabbed Kenneth Hellman in the left arm.

Both defendants are currently being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center. Jester is being held on a $600,000 bond. Mitchell is being held on a $1.5 million bond.

Prosecutor Deters said today, “These defendants said they chose elderly victims because they wouldn’t resist the robberies. We plan to send them to prison for as long as possible.”