published Monday, January 13th, 2014

Man robbed by friends at boat ramp, authorities say

Catherine Beason, Joshua Stevenson, John Dykes
Catherine Beason, Joshua Stevenson, John Dykes

Three people have been arrested after a man was left robbed and stranded at a local boat ramp, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office reports.

Around 3 a.m. on Sunday, authorities responded to a call from the man at 1900 Lee Pike. The victim reported that he had been with several friends at a local bar. When they left the bar the driver pulled into a boat ramp parking area and produced a handgun while demanding the victim's personal belongings, including cash and medication.

The suspects then left the victim stranded at the boat ramp, authorities say.

Deputies found all three suspects at a convenience store in the 13400 block of Dayton Pike. Joshua Stevenson and Catherine Beason were arrested at the scene while a third, John Dykes, fled on foot, according to a news release.

Dykes was arrested later Sunday afternoon not far from the location where he had originally fled. All three subjects were charged with aggravated robbery, carrying a dangerous weapon with the intent to go armed and possession of a controlled substance. Dykes had additional charges for evading arrest.

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