Warner Robins man indicted in connection with credit union robbery

bpurser@macon.comJuly 18, 2013 

PERRY -- A Warner Robins man is accused of telling a credit union clerk he’d shoot her if she didn’t follow his instructions, according to a Houston County grand jury indictment.

Michael Anthony Bartley, 35, was indicted Tuesday by a Houston County grand jury on a charge of robbery in connection with the May 6 incident at HEA Federal Credit Union.

Bartley is accused of coming into the credit union on Osigian Boulevard and handing the teller a note demanding money. The note indicated he would shoot her if she did not follow his instructions, the indictment stated.

Tabitha Pugh, public information officer for Warner Robins police, previously stated the suspect did not show a weapon. However, the indictment accused Bartley of robbery by intimidation -- intimating he had a weapon by his alleged threat.

Also indicted was Carlos Dewayne Pickett, 21, of Warner Robins, on charges of armed robbery, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, possession of a firearm during a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He’s accused of robbing two people and attempting to rob a third June 18, 2013, outside a residence in the 200 block of Donald Drive in Warner Robins.

Ian Rashod Henry, 17, of Warner Robins, was indicted on one count of armed robbery. The names of persons 17 and under who are charged with crimes are generally protected by state law unless the person is prosecuted as an adult in Superior Court, as in this case.

Henry, who turns 18 on July 26, is accused of robbing another man of cash by the use of a firearm or a replica of a firearm Jan. 17 in Warner Robins, the indictment stated. No other details were included in the indictment.

Benjamin Todd Koontz, 19, of Kathleen, was indicted on one count of robbery and one count of aggravated assault. Koontz is accused of striking a man in the head and twisting his arm when he stole his wallet March 4 in Warner Robins, the indictment stated. He also is accused of assaulting another man in an attempt to rob him, according to the indictment.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.

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