TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

July 16, 2013

Wagers, Vaughn indicted for robbery


TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer

Two men, one of whom faces robbery charges involving the 2012 robberies of Cash Express and Taco Bell, were indicted Monday in Whitley County Circuit Court in connection with another robbery alleged to have happened in September that year.

Jason A. Wagers, 35, of London, and Ricky A. Vaughn, 23, unknown address, were both indicted Monday in Judge Paul Winchester’s courtroom.

The first count on each of their indictments charges the men separately for first-degree robbery by allegedly threatening to use physical force on John Conner and Vicki Conner while robbing them on Sept. 15, 2012. Wagers allegedly used a handgun — Vaughn allegedly had a knife.

The second count charges them separately for theft by unlawful taking property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 after allegedly stealing a laptop, $100, an LG Straight Talk flip phone and jewelry belonging to the Conners.

Vaughn only faces a two-count indictment. The last count on Wagers’ three-count indictment charges him with first-degree persistent felony offender after his July 6, 2011 conviction of first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree criminal mischief in Whitley Circuit Court and his Dec. 9, 2004 conviction of second-degree robbery and theft by unlawful taking in Knox Circuit Court.

It was not clear at press time if Vaughn has been arrested on these charges.

Wagers is slated for trial July 24 in Laurel Circuit Court for the robberies of Cash Express and Taco Bell. He was handed a 14-count indictment in those robberies.

Wagers was remanded from court back into the custody of the Whitley County Detention Center, then transported back into the Laurel County Correctional Center, where he remains under a $50,000 cash bond.