Three indicted in connection to ATM Solutions kidnapping
You may remember a story from November 2010 about the kidnapping of two young girls in connection to the August 2010 robbery of ATM Solutions.
Well, three of four men thought to be involved with that kidnapping have been indicted, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Marrion Dotson, 33, Myron Kimble, 22, and Larry Newman, 20, all of St. Louis, were each indicted on one felony count of kidnapping and one felony count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, according to the release.
Special Agent in Charge Dennis Baker of the FBI in St. Louis said that relatives of the girls are also connected to the robbery. The kidnappers demanded a ransom, which was not paid.
This is one of several crimes involving people thought to be connected to the ATM Solutions robbery. Here's a rundown:
- Shortly after the two girls were rescued on November 22, 2010, a man detained three women at an apartment complex.
- Back in April 2010, Myron Kimble, his 18-year-old brother Christopher, and John Wesley Jones, 32, allegedly kidnapped a mother and daughter from St. Charles County and forced them to open the Currency Exchange at 5854 Martin Luther King Dr.
- Jones was later one of two inmates who escaped from the Lincoln County jail.
If convicted, the three indicted today face a maximum penalty of life in prison and/or fines up to $250,000 for kidnapping and a mandatory minimum of seven years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000 for the firearm count.
UPDATE: 5:43 p.m. Jan. 14, 2011:
One of the kidnapping suspects, Larry Newman, has been identified as one of the participants in the ATM Solutions robbery, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.