(Editor’s note: This story was updated at noon Oct. 19 to reflect updated information about two of the four defendants in this case.)
A Marion County man who recently pleaded guilty to trying to rob a Seymour store in the summer of 2020 faces a sentencing hearing at 3:45 p.m. Nov. 7 in Jackson Circuit Court in Brownstown.
Kamran Miller, 18, of Indianapolis is one of four Marion County residents arrested after the attempted armed robbery of Seymour’s AT&T Store on the night of Aug. 10.
Miller faces a potential prison sentence of three to 16 years after pleading guilty Oct. 13 to the Level 3 felony charge of aiding, inducing or causing an attempted armed robbery.
A second 18-year-old Indianapolis man, Antione Jones, pleaded guilty to the same charge on Aug. 24, 2021, in Jackson Circuit Court. He later received a sentence of 2,190 days with 1,095 being suspended. He also received 65 days of actual credit time and 21 days of good time credit for time served and was placed on supervised probation for 1,095 days.
Jones’ prison sentence is to be served consecutively to his sentence of 365 days in jail for pleading guilty to resisting law enforcement in a Hamilton Superior Court I case.
Miller and Jones, who were 16-year-old juveniles at the time of the attempted robbery of the store at 1510 E. Tipton St., were tried as adults.
The state charges against the other two men, Steven Reed and Jamarvyan Brewer, were dismissed in April 2021, according to court records. The pair, who were both 19 at the time of the incident, were held on federal charges, but Brewer was shot and killed by a still unidentified person on July 4, 2021, in Lawrence.
Reed later pleaded guilty to a federal charge of interference with commerce by robbery in connection with the incident and received a 46-month prison term.
According to a news release from Seymour Police Department Lt. C.J. Foster, witness statements said three of the individuals entered the store and one of the suspects displayed a handgun before ordering a store employee and a customer to the back of the store, police said.
The customer did not cooperate, instead chasing three of the individuals out of the store, where they entered a silver Chevrolet Malibu and fled the scene, Foster said.
Shortly after, the vehicle was spotted by Sgt. Andrew Whipker with the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department in the area of U.S. 31 and County Road 600S in Bartholomew County. The vehicle pulled into a nearby gas station, where Foster said officers identified and detained Reed, Brewer and the two juveniles.
They were transported to the Seymour Police Department, where Reed and Brewer declined to be interviewed by police. The suspects’ vehicle also was transported to the police station and was being held as evidence.
Based on video and physical evidence collected from the store and scene of the arrest, all four individuals were transported to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown. The juveniles were taken to a separate facility.
Seymour police were assisted in the investigation by officers with the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, Columbus Police Department and Indiana State Police.