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Bystander comes to aid of Putnam store clerk, stabbing, killing would-be robber armed with box cutter

Posted: May 23, 2014 - 9:38am  |  Updated: May 23, 2014 - 12:42pm
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A witness came to the aid of a store clerk during a robbery attempt at a Fruitland Kangaroo station and killed the suspect early Friday.

Jeffery Charles Lohman walked into the store at 1140 County Road 309 with a box cutter and demanded money from the cashier, according to Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Hancel Woods. While he was trying to rob from the clerk, a bystander fought and stabbed the suspect with a pocket knife. By the time Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived, Lohman had died.

The 42-year-old had a string of arrests in Putnam County back to 1993. He had previously been charged with fraud, battery, not paying child support, grand theft auto and forgery, among other charges.

Authorities are still investigating the case and did not release the other man’s name.

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GrumpierOldMan 05/24/14 - 10:10 am
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Only one true Christian --

Only one true Christian -- Bottomline -- among the commentors.

johnctaughtme
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johnctaughtme 05/24/14 - 09:42 am
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"Bottomline", your point is

"Bottomline", your point is well-taken. I saw the dead man's sister on the news last night, and as you note, she was mourning. She stated that it was the drugs that made him do these things. There are usually many victims of such actions. The man who stabbed him did not sound happy either.

I think that what many of us feel is that perhaps longer sentences or other actions to address repeat offenses and his becoming essentially a career criminal, might have prevented this. He would have almost certainly still been alive had he been in prison, rather than going into that store.

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Mister Nice Guy 05/24/14 - 08:48 am
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Angela Corey wants to

Angela Corey wants to incarcerate all the first-offending kids who probably deserve second chances up in prison - yet we have filth like this scumbag with these prolific rap sheets out free roaming the streets?

Is there any more evidence needed to demonstrate the fact that Crazy Corey needs to take a long hike?!

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cowboybebop 05/23/14 - 09:55 pm
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The hero is Anthony

The hero is Anthony Shebester,let's all look this gentleman up and see if he deserves all of our high fives and at a boys.

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floridakrakker2 05/23/14 - 07:49 pm
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Like a lot of people, I would

Like a lot of people, I would be saying good riddance, blah, blah, blah....

After I read Bottomline's comment - couldn't say what I intended to say.

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