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Grand jury indicts four

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By Geoff Hamill

A Springfield man has been indicted in relation to 18 charges stemming from an alleged crime spree in Washington and five other counties.

Robert Eugene Weathers Jr., 40, of Jones Lane in Springfield, is charged with one count of burglary 1st degree (Class B felony), four counts of burglary 3rd degree (Class D felony), three counts of criminal mischief 1st degree (Class D felony), one count of criminal mischief 2nd degree (Class A felony), one count of criminal mischief 3rd degree (Class B felony), two counts of theft by unlawful taking over $300 (Class D felony), one count of theft by unlawful taking – firearm (Class D felony), one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm (Class D felony) and two counts of being a persistent felony offender 1st degree.

Weathers was arrested in Shelbyville in June for allegedly breaking into businesses there, and he was later charged with the above crimes in Washington County. He had been lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center under $80,000 cash bond, but officials there said Weathers was transported to prison on Monday. He was reportedly moved to the Roederer Correctional Complex in LaGrange, Ky.

Other indictments:

• James C. Logsdon, 32, of Miller Ave. in Springfield, was indicted on three counts, including one each of burglary 3rd degree (Class D felony), theft by unlawful taking under $300 (Class A misdemeanor), and criminal mischief 3rd degree (Class B misdemeanor).

The indictments are in relation to a burglary on or about July 25 when Logsdon allegedly broke in to the NAPA store in Springfield and took money from the store.

Bond for Logsdon has been set at 10 percent of $10,000 cash.

David Hardin, 29, of Newton Road in Springfield, was indicted on one count of burglary 1st degree (Class B felony) and one count of theft by unlawful taking- firearm (Class D felony).

Hardin allegedly entered property owned by Ricky and Barbara Janes and stole a firearm in October of 2008, according to the indictment.

Bond for Hardin has been set at $25,000 cash.

Travis DeWayne Smith, 22, of Cane Run Road in Springfield, was indicted on one count of theft by unlawful taking – firearm (Class D felony) for allegedly taking a firearm belonging to Jeremy Smith on or about July 20.

Bond for Travis Smith was set at 10 percent of $10,000 cash.

An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.