Group Pleads Not Guilty To Beating, Robbing Elderly Coolville Woman

By
Taylor Mirfendereski

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Updated Wed, Oct 3, 2012 6:10 pm

Three of four men accused of attacking an elderly Coolville woman at her home in January have pleaded not guilty to felony charges.

Colin Stout, 20, of Coolville, Brandon Baker, 19, of Belpre and Christopher Fleming, 20, of Belpre were arraigned Wednesday at the Athens County Court of Common Pleas and pleaded not guilty to 14 felony charges.

The charges include two counts each of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, felonious assault and kidnapping. The men are also charged with one count each of attempted murder, abduction, tampering with evidence, theft from an elderly person or disabled adult, theft of drugs and theft.

Bond was set at $100,000 for each of the men and a jury trial has been schedueld for November 27.

Cody Stout, 23, of Coolville also faces the same charges for the crime, but was not arraigned Wednesday due to a conflict with the public defender's office.

Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn says Stout's arraignment has been rescheduled for this Friday, and his bond has been set at $100,000. 

Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly says on January 24, the men kicked in 82-year-old Ota Vincent's front door, beat her severely, stabbed her in the neck and stole items from her home.

Vincent spent months rehabilitating in the hospital from her injuries.

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