Jury hands down indictments in Froman break-in

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By The Staff

The man who reportedly used his neighbor’s stolen truck as a battering ram to break into Froman’s pharmacy last December has been formally indicted by the Spencer County Grand Jury with 23 felony counts.

John Tyler Nation, of 298 Elk Creek Road, is facing nine counts of theft of a controlled substance, and 16 counts for theft of a legend drug, first offense. All are considered Class D felonies and if convicted could potentially carry a sentence of one to five years imprisonment for each count or a fine of not less than $1,000 and no more than $10,000.

Early on the morning of December 4, Nation was video tapped by a store security camera repeatedly crashing a truck into the rear doors of the Taylorsville drug store. Police were reported as saying that before entering Froman’s, the suspect mistakenly used the vehicle to break into the back entrance of the next door pool supply store. While there, police believe Nation took money from the cash register.

In addition to allegedly taking prescription drugs like Vicodin and Hydrocodone, police said that Nation was also video taped stealing money from Froman’s cash register as well.

Nation was initially charged with 27 felonies and two other offenses.

The grand jury also indicted Jackie Carey, of 66 Locust Drive, with one count of possession of cocaine, a Class D felony, for an incident that happened about May 17.