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Men indicted for May theft at pharmacy

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By The Staff

SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two men have been charged with a May break-in at a local pharmacy.

Barry Joe Kerr, 34, of New Albany, Ind., and Jacob Robinson have been charged with allegedly breaking into the Medica Pharmacy in Shepherdsville on May 2, 2009.

They were each indicted for complicity to burglary and complicity to theft of a controlled substance over $300.

The most serious charge is a Class C felony punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

However, Kerr was also indicted for being a persistent felony offender.

According to the indictment, Kerr had theft charges dating back to 1995.

If found guilty, Kerr’s sentence could be enhanced due to the PFO charge.

The indictment comes after Kerr was recently charged with his participation in three other break-ins at the Medica Pharmacy.

Shepherdsville police recently charged Kerr with three counts of burglary and three counts of theft of a controlled substance. Those alleged break-ins occurred on Dec. 8, 2008, Jan. 5, 2009, and Jan. 8, 2009.

Those cases have not been taken to the grand jury.

Also charged in the December theft was Robert Dattilo, 37. Shepherdsville police charged Dattilo even though the man took his own life in a police standoff in Jeffersonville, Ind., on Feb. 19.

Kerr was picked up last month in Madison, Ind., after allegedly breaking into another pharmacy.

Robinson’s arraignment was delayed until July 22. He is not in custody. Kerr’s arraignment was on Monday’s docket but was not called for consideration.

An indictment does not mean guilt or innocence. It only means that at least nine of the 12 grand jurors felt there was enough evidence to move forward in the criminal case.