Fayette grand jury indicts two men accused of committing eight robberies

kward1@herald-leader.comFebruary 11, 2014 

Less than a week after their arrest, two men accused of committing a string of eight robberies have been indicted by a Fayette County grand jury.

Richard Squires, 36, and Brian Jackson, 23, are charged with first-degree robbery in connection with robberies at Cirilla's on Jan. 30; Speedway and Wong Wong Chinese Restaurant on Jan. 31; Sir Pizza and Shell on Feb. 1; and GameStop on Feb. 3, according to a news release from Lexington police.

Squires is also charged with robbing Underground Printing on Jan. 31 and Baskin-Robbins on Feb. 2. In addition to the robbery charge, he faces charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and being a persistent felon.

According to the indictment, Squires was convicted of third-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking in Taylor Circuit Court in March 2006. In January 2011, he was convicted in Taylor Circuit Court of defrauding a secured creditor.

Squires is being held on $91,000 full cash bond, and Jackson is being held on $60,000 full cash bond, court documents show.

The men are scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 20 in Fayette Circuit Court.

Police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts has said Squires would demand money with a note, and Jackson would act as an accomplice and drive away. The men got away with money after each robbery, she said.

Roberts said police arrested the men based on information that included statements from witnesses.

Karla Ward: (859) 231-3314. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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