Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Robbery Suspects Arrested In Disguise

Two Putnam County residents with a long history of criminal behavior are now charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery after they allegedly planned a robbery of Crabtree and Grace Jewelers on Tuesday night. Police say 26-year-old Michelle Nicole Stewart of Old Qualls Road and 45-year-old Rodney Lynn Kirby of Mine Lick Creek Road were arrested near the business after employees called police. And while no robbery actually took place, police say Stewart was found with a loaded pistol and had a pillow duct taped around her mid-section -- as if to look pregnant. Both suspects had also dyed their hair as part of an apparent disguise. They'll be in court on the charges next month.