HAZARD — A North Carolina man was indicted this month one charges relating to an armed robbery that took place in late October.
Jonathan E. Olinger, 36, of Jacksonville, North Carolina was indicted on one count of first-degree robbery and one count of tampering with physical evidence.
According to the indictment, Olinger robbed $539 from the Dollar General on Oct. 30. The indictment says Olinger was armed during the robbery, using the firearm to intimidate the clerk in handing over the money.
The indictment says Olinger removed and destroyed a vanity front license plate off his vehicle after he learned the police were searching a vehicle that matched the same description as his. The indictment says Olinger did this because he believed it would prevent him from being charged with armed robbery.
Bail was set in the amount of $25,000 cash plus home incarceration and MCR in Olinger’s case. He is scheduled to appear in the Perry County Circuit Court on Dec. 1 for arraignment.
TJ Caudill is a reporter with The Hazard Herald and he can be reached at 606-629-3245.