Alleged Robber Brought To Ind. To Face Charges
By Mike Perleberg
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A suspect in an armed robbery in Lawrenceburg last year has finally been brought to Dearborn County to face the charges.
During an attempted holdup at the Fast Track BP on Arch Street in the early morning hours of June 18, 2012, Gerald Kemper allegedly shot the clerk in the leg. Detectives believe he fled the scene in a vehicle driven by a second person. The clerk did survive the attack.
Kemper, 38, of Cincinnati, had remained at-large in the months following the robbery, but was arrested on unrelated charges in Ohio earlier this year. He was extradited to Indiana on Wednesday.
Kemper is currently at the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center on charges of Robbery Resulting in Bodily Injury, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Aggravated Battery, and Possession of Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon. Each of the charges is a Class B felony punishable by six to 20 years in prison.
No bond has been set for Kemper, yet. He could make his initial appearance in a Dearborn County court as soon as Thursday.
The getaway driver in the Fast Track BP robbery, Malik Abdullah, was sentenced December 3 in Dearborn Circuit Court to eight years in prison and on probation. As part of Abdullah’s plea agreement, he must testify at prosecutor’s request in any of Kemper’s court proceedings.