Trish Bennett, Editor
CIRCLEVILLE – The man accused of robbing the Milton Bank in New Holland at gunpoint in January pleaded not guilty to the charges Wednesday in Pickaway County Common Pleas Court.
Larry G. Murray II, 38, is now set for a pretrial hearing June 12.
Murray was indicted April 10 by the Pickaway County Grand Jury on charges of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony; theft, a fifth-degree felony; and three counts of kidnapping, all second-degree felonies. Each charge also carries a gun specification that adds a mandatory three years to any prison sentence he may receive if convicted of the crimes.
Murray is accused of entering the Milton Bank, 25 N. Main St., New Holland, about 11:50 a.m. Jan. 21, approaching a teller and demanding money at gunpoint.
He was reportedly linked to the crime scene by DNA evidence examined by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and tracked by detectives from the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office to Kentucky, where he was taken into custody March 12.
Murray was already wanted on a warrant from the Brown County Sheriff’s Office on charges of robbery, kidnapping and theft, and he has been held in Brown County while his case there was resolved.
He was convicted last month of aggravated burglary in that case and was sentenced to six years in state prison for the crime. Murray was transported by the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office to Circleville for arraignment Wednesday and will be returned to the Correctional Reception Center in Orient as his case here progresses.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal