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By The Staff

Two charged in sealed indictment

A Campbellsville resident has been indicted on a stolen property charge in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

Jeremy W. Holstin, 35, of 508 Coakley St. and James L. Whitehead, 28, of Brush Creek in Greensburg were indicted on a charge of receiving more than $300 in stolen property. Holstin was also charged with being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

Bond for Holstin was set at $15,000 cash. Bond for Whitehead was set at 10 percent of $15,000.

If convicted, the defendants could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison. The charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence Holstin might receive.

Convenient store robbed

Sheriff's deputies are looking for a man who robbed a local convenient store Thursday night.

According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Lawrence Walsh, a white male entered Jr. Foods store on Elk Horn Road at 10:34 p.m.

The report states the man, who was wearing a blue University of Kentucky hooded coat, approached the clerk and demanded money from the cash register.

The man had his hand inside his coat, the report states, and was pointed toward the clerk as if he was holding a handgun.

An undetermined amount of cash was taken during the robbery.

Walsh asks anyone with information about the robbery to call him at the Taylor County Sheriff's Office at 465-4351.