Juveniles indicted for robbery, shooting

The two juveniles charged in an Aug. 30 shooting and robbery made their first appearance in Clark Circuit Court after being indicted earlier this month.

Dakota Townsend, 17, and Stacey Stamper, 16, were indicted by the grand jury along with 18-year-old Brandon Hart for one count each of first-degree assault and first-degree robbery. All three were arrested following the incident on Washington Street, but Townsend and Stamper were prosecuted in juvenile court, and those proceedings are closed to the public.

All three pleaded not guilty during their arraignment hearing Thursday before Clark Circuit Judge Jean Chenault Logue.

According to court documents, police believe Stamper set up to a marijuana deal with the victim, 19-year-old Logan Ramsey. He told detectives that Stamper demanded his money when Townsend and Hart both showed up with handguns. When Ramsey turned to run, both Townsend and Hart allegedly fired several shots, two of which struck Ramsey in the shoulder and back.

When Ramsey fell, he said the other two kicked him, and took his cell phone and money.

Hart, Stamper and Townsend all reportedly lived at 414 E. Broadway St., where police recovered two handguns, two cell phones, cash, ammunition and other items.

According to their arrest citations, Stamper told police Ramsey took the marijuana and ran. Hart and Townsend chased him, and Townsend fired his handgun.

Hart told detectives he saw Townsend assault Ramsey, but did not see anyone fire any shots.

All three are scheduled to be back in Clark Circuit Court Jan. 18, 2018, for a pre-trial conference.

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