POMEROY — Upcoming trial dates and hearings have been set in Meigs County Common Pleas Court in the respective cases against two siblings charged in a string of armed gas station robberies that occurred in Meigs County earlier this year.
A jury trial in the case against Alex Craig, 26, Letart Falls, who is charged in connection with the three armed robberies, has been set for August 28 following a continuance filed last week in the case.
Marcy Craig, 37, Long Bottom, who is also charged in the three armed robberies, will appear in court for a motions hearing on July 9, with a jury trial set to take place on July 26.
Both Craig siblings are charged with three counts of aggravated robbery in the regard to the incidents which occurred at three area gas stations in late March and early April of this year.
Alex Craig is also charged with two counts of kidnapping in connection with the robberies. The gun specification adds a mandatory three year sentence to be served consecutively if convicted. Each count of aggravated robbery carries a maximum sentence of 10 years, with each count of kidnapping carrying a maximum of eight years. The possible sentence on all charges would be 62 years, with a maximum potential fine of $100,000.
The three counts of aggravated robbery stem from events occurring on March 30 at the TNT Pitstop in Syracuse, April 2 at the TNT Pitstop in Chester, and April 10 at the 124 Mart near Pomeroy.
The aggravated robbery charges from the robberies at the Chester TNT Pitstop and 124 Mart both carry a gun specification. There is also a gun specification on both counts of kidnapping.
Alex Craig is currently being held on $1 million bond, with 10 percent cash allowed. Richard Hedges is representing the defendant.
Marcy Craig is held on $750,000 bond, with 10 percent cash allowed. Marcy Craig has retained William Eachus as council.