OTTAWA — A trial date was set Thursday in Putnam County for a Leipsic man who is accused of committing an armed robbery at gunpoint in Leipsic in July.
Isaiah Oliver, 18, appeared in court before Putnam County Common Pleas Judge Keith Schierloh who set Oliver’s trial date for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 28. A final pre-trial will begin at 3 p.m. Sept. 26.
Oliver is reported to have brandished what appeared to be a handgun demanding money and cell phones from three victims while at 117 1/2 E. Main St., Leipsic. The offense is aggravated robbery, a felony in the first degree. The offense is punishable by three to 10 years in prison if convicted and a maximum fine of $20,000.
At 2:50 a.m. July 27, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office received a report of the robbery, and the victim accused Oliver of holding the victim down at gunpoint and took cash and the phones. The caller gave a physical description of Oliver and what he was wearing at the time.
While the officers were gathering information from the victim, another officer said there were two other victims that also reported being robbed at gunpoint by the same suspect. The two additional victims also had reported their cell phones taken during the robbery.
Oliver was later located in Findlay.
While doing a search of the area for the suspect, officers located the victims’ cell phones.
Through the investigation, Putnam County Sheriffs Office detectives presented a photo lineup that included Oliver. The victims identified Oliver.
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