CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Two Cincinnati men have been charged in nine robberies at area United Dairy Farmers stores and gas stations.
A federal grand jury has charged Lorenzo Bratcher, 23, and Isaiah Buck, 21, with conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery, and use of a firearm during a crime of violence in an indictment returned in Cincinnati. Bratcher was also charged with possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony offense.
The defendants are accused of committing nine robberies in Cincinnati between Aug. 30 and Sept. 6. They include robberies at the United Dairy Farmers stores on Glenmore, Clifton, Hamilton, and Woodford avenues and on Montgomery Road, as well as the Thornton's Gas Station stores on West Galbraith and West North Bend roads, the indictment alleges.
Conspiracy to commit robbery is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Use of a firearm during a crime of violence carries a potential sentence of seven years to life, or, in Bratcher's case, a mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison up to life for a second offense. Possessing a firearm as a convicted felon is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
An indictment merely contains allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.