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67-year-old admits to robbing store clerk at gunpoint

| May 17, 2022
Neil Timbers, 67, of Lore City, appeared in court Tuesday morning, pleading guilty to an amended indictment charging him with a single count of robbery for an armed hold-up at an Oxford Township store last November. (WJER Radio)

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (May 17, 2022) – A Guernsey County man has admitted in court to robbing the clerk at an Oxford Township store at gunpoint last fall.

67-year-old Neil Timbers pleaded guilty to a single count of robbery during a pre-trial hearing Tuesday morning. A grand jury had indicted him for aggravated robbery, but prosecutors agreed to amend the charge and drop its 3-year-firearm specification in exchange for his guilty plea.

Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Ernest accepted Timbers’ plea and proceeded to convict him for the crime that happened at Sally’s Hilltop Store the day before Thanksgiving. He’s allowing Timbers, who is on pre-trial supervision with a GPS monitor, to travel to Virginia for a class reunion, although he must keep community corrections staff apprised of his travel plans and return to court on July 11th to be punished for the offense.

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