A United Dairy Farmers Clerk has been accused of conspiring with his roommate to rob the store where he worked.
According to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Clerk Tyler R. Madden, 19, and his roommate, Zachary L. Roberts, 21, planned to stage a robbery at the store. A little before 5:00 in the morning, a clerk reported the store was robbed at knifepoint and the suspect had fled. No one was injured and Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies recovered the stolen money and the knife.
The investigators later determined that Madden informed Roberts about the store’s layout and a good time to conduct the robbery.
Suspects facing charges like this would benefit from speaking with an attorney as soon as the police become suspicious. A defense attorney can start with the facts, and go to work immediately to expose gaps in the government’s evidence and find the witnesses who will support a different version of the incident. Forensic experts and independent investigators may also be retained.
Many serious criminal charges can be resolved early in the case through hard negotiation with the government. If a trial is necessary, an experienced defense lawyer can give the jury every opportunity to find a reasonable doubt as to the essential facts the prosecution must prove.