Accused Nelsonville Bank Robbery Pleads Not Guilty

By
Bethany Venable

Dateline
Updated Mon, Nov 19, 2012 10:53 am

A January jury trial is scheduled for an Albany man accused of robbing the Citizen's Bank in Nelsonville.

Jason Johnson, 30, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to one count of aggravated robbery and one count of tampering with evidence in the September 20 incident.
     
Johnson also entered a not guilty plea to a charge of aggravated robbery for allegedly holding up Jewel's Drive Thru Carryout in Glouster in late October.
 
Judge Michael Ward set Johnson's bond at $100,000 for each case. 
 
The two men accused of aiding and abetting Johnson in the drive thru robbery also appeared before Ward. 
 
Timothy Orsborne and Anthony Carey each pleaded not guilty to aggravated robbery.
 
Orsborne received a $50,000 bond; Carey was given a $25,000 bond.
 
Both men face other unrelated charges.
 
Johnson, Orsborne and Carey all remain in the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail.
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