Posted by Trina Edwards - email
BURLINGTON, KY (FOX19) - A robbery gone bad sent four Boone County men to jail.
It happened Sunday around 10 p.m.
Police say three friends - Ben Chapman, 19, of Walton; Mark Chitwood, 19, of Union; and Abdula Obied, 19, of Burlington all conspired to rob James Baker, 19, of Union, of five OxyContin tablets.
It started with Chapman texting Baker arranging for the purchase of the tablets and the meeting location on Whispering Trail in Union. Chitwood and Obied were to be in hiding nearby and rush Baker when he produced the drugs. Baker, on the other hand, felt like something was amiss so he took a kitchen knife with him.
When Baker arrived on foot, Chitwood – who was hiding behind a tree – approached as planned. Baker stabbed Chitwood in the back and left the scene. The three abandoned their plan and went their separate ways, not bothering to seek medical attention for Chitwood.
Baker's mother then brought him to police to report the incident. Chapman, Chitwood and Obied were each charged with robbery and Baker was charged with assault. They were all taken to the Boone County Detention Center.