Tuesday, April 03, 2001

Three men indicted in kidnap-robbery




        Three Cincinnati men were indicted Monday on charges of kidnapping and robbing a man who had just dropped off his pregnant wife at a hospital.

        The three — Darian Lattimore, 28; Toby Palmer, 25; and Robert Lattimore, 24 — are accused of abducting Jeffrey Horton while he parked his car at Good Samaritan Hospital on March 22.

        If convicted, the three defendants could each face up to 20 years in prison.

        Prosecutors say Mr. Horton, 26, of Hamilton, was forced at gunpoint into the trunk of his car and driven to Avondale.

        Once there, prosecutors say, the men stripped Mr. Horton of his clothes and robbed him of his car stereo, jewelry, shoes and a gold cap on one of his teeth.

        When one of the assailants threatened to shoot Mr. Horton, he fought back and wrested away the gun. He fired a shot as the assailants fled.

        The grand jury also indicted 24-year-old Jaimee McClure, who police say was found in possession of the stolen items.

        He faces up to three years in prison if he is convicted of receiving stolen property and obstructing justice.

       



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