Three bound over in robbery and assault case
LEWISTOWN – Three suspects charged in a robbery and assault case waived their preliminary hearings on Tuesday at Magisterial District Judge Jack Miller’s office.
According to court documents, police were dispatched to the area of Valley Street at 9:45 p.m. on Oct. 3, to a report that juveniles were preparing to assault another male. Police said the assault had just taken place in an alley off Valley Street and that two male juveniles, 15-year-old Devian Jimenez Rounds and 16-year-old Lane Andrew Benner, both of Lewistown, and a female 18-year-old Trisha Renee Dippery, of Lewistown, had just assaulted James Wolfe and Jamie Young.
The names of the juveniles were included in affidavits of probable cause released by police. The juveniles are being charged as adults.
Police said after an investigation it was determined that Dippery lured Wolfe into the alley after Wolfe showed her his wallet containing $500. According to the report, Dippery then told officers she went back to Rounds and Benner, where they formulated the plan to rob Wolfe.
She told police that she and two others walked Wolfe back into the alley where Rounds and Benner were waiting and they jumped out of the dark, according to a police report. Police said Rounds had a pocket knife and Benner had a carbon dioxide powered pellet gun, with a pointed laser mounted on top.
According to court documents, the pellet gun was pointed at Wolfe’s chest.
Police said it was after this point that Wolfe ran away to get Young and then went back to the alley to confront Rounds and Benner. According to the report, Wolfe told police that Rounds wanted to fight him, but stabbed Young, causing a minor puncture wound, according to a police report.
Dippery, Rounds and Benner left the scene and were found to be hiding in the graveyard near Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church on North Dorcas Street, according to police. Police said they found the knife and pellet gun which were used in the alleged robbery.
Dippery was charged with conspiracy, robbery and aggravated assault and remains incarcerated at the Mifflin County Correctional Facility in lieu of $30,000 bail. Rounds was charged with conspiracy, two counts of robbery and two counts of aggravated assault. Benner was charged with conspiracy, two counts of robbery and two counts of aggravated assault. Rounds and Benner remain incarcerated on $75,000 each.