Station robbery charges dropped


Surveillance photos from the robbery committed at a New Whiteland gas station in March.

Charges have been dropped against a man police said robbed a New Whiteland gas station at gunpoint because the prosecutor doesn’t believe there is enough evidence to prove he committed the crime.

Johnathan Beene, 35, Edinburgh, was charged with armed robbery and criminal confinement, but those charges were dismissed this week.

Johnson County Prosecutor Brad Cooper said he believes police arrested the wrong man because of witnesses not being able to consistently identify Beene, how witnesses were interviewed and a lack of physical evidence in the case.

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