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2 men face armed robbery charges

Incident took place at Marengo apartments

November 24, 2010
Two Crawford County men have been arrested and charged with armed robbery after an incident at an apartment complex in Marengo last week.

According to the police report, Crawford County E-911 dispatchers received a call about an armed robbery at the Springtown Apartments at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The report indicated that the robbery victims, a local man and his wife, had come to the apartments to visit friends who lived there. The victims told police that, as they approached the apartments, two men ran from the residence next door with handguns, pointed the guns at them and demanded money. The victims complied, giving the armed men an undisclosed amount of cash. The robbers then ran back into the residence.

Deputy Glen Crawford responded to the call and arrived within minutes, followed by town marshals from Marengo and English and Indiana State Police. After interviewing the victims, who are unnamed due to the ongoing investigation, officers secured the residence and attempted to make contact with the armed men.

One suspect, Harold Presley, 41, of 127 S. Main St. in Marengo, answered the door after several knocks by officers but refused to come outside and talk to police. After a period of negotiation, Presley finally came out of the house and was handcuffed by officers; however, he refused to talk about the robbery or who was in the residence.

A search warrant for the residence was obtained by police, and an Indiana State Police emergency response team was called to help.

After several hours of negotiations, officers were able to get Andrew Presley, 23, also of 127 S. Main St., to exit the house along with an unidentified male.

The emergency response team then conducted a search of the residence and found Dillon Hensley, 23, of Milltown, in the living room. Hensley, according to the police report, did not cooperate with officers when ordered to exit the residence and was taken into custody for resisting law enforcement.

A juvenile was found intoxicated upstairs in the residence and was taken into custody and turned over to the probation office.

Harold and Andrew Presley were incarcerated in the Crawford County Jail and charged with armed robbery. Hensley also was incarcerated at the jail for the resisting law enforcement charge.

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