Serial hotel robber sentenced in Warren County

Julian King Jr. Provided by the Warren County Sheriff's Office
Julian King Jr. Provided by the Warren County Sheriff's Office

LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - A Warren County judge on Wednesday sentenced a Moraine man to 14 years in prison for a series of hotel robberies last September in Warren County.

Also on Wednesday, Julian King Jr., 35, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated robbery and three counts of robbery.

The Warren County Prosecutor's Office said at approximately 4:15 p.m. Sept.  3, King entered the lobby of the Hampton Inn in Springboro where he vaulted the counter, displayed a handgun and robbed the desk clerk of $300.

At approximately 3:50 p.m. two days later, King entered the Days Inn in Middletown. He again jumped the counter and grabbed the desk clerk but he was unsuccessful and left without obtaining any money.

About 30 minutes later, King entered the Quail Inn in Franklin, grabbed and threatened the desk clerk and obtained $285.

At approximately 5 p.m. Sept. 9, King entered the Baymont Inn and Suites in Mason where he again jumped the counter, grabbed a pregnant desk clerk by the neck, threatened her and obtained $300.

The prosecutor's office said King has a history of violent crimes around the country including robberies, burglaries and assaults. He also has additional charges for aggravated robberies that are pending in Montgomery County.

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