A Delaware County Grand Jury indicted two men Thursday in connection with the robbery of the Circle K in Powell last month.
John Michael Lanning, 19, and Richard Brennan Long, 26, both of Columbus, were indicted by the Grand Jury Thursday. Prosecutors said that on Oct. 26 deputies responded to a robbery at the Circle K in Powell at around 3:30 a.m.
“It was reported that two white males had entered the store with a gun and demanded cash,” Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien said. “The men got away with money from the cash register and multiple packs of cigarettes.”
Deputies arrived at the scene and began to investigate the store.
Prosecutors said that while deputies were investigating, Columbus Police responded to a call at the BP Duchess Shoppe on West Dublin Granville Road.
Witnesses at the BP reported similar circumstances and descriptions and a short time later Columbus Police apprehended Lanning and Long.
The two men were in the Delaware County Jail when they were indicted.
Lanning was indicted on two counts of robbery, second-degree felonies; two counts of theft, a fifth-degree felony and a first-degree misdemeanor; and one count of receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony.
Additionally, Lanning’s two robbery charges carry repeat violent offender specifications, meaning he has previously been convicted of a violent crime and faces additionally penalties if he is found guilty.
Long was indicted on two counts of robbery, second-degree felonies; two counts of theft, a fifth-degree felony and a first-degree misdemeanor; one count of receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony and two counts of failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer, one third-degree felony and one fourth-degree felony.
Arraignments in Delaware County Common Pleas Court have not been set, but Judge David Gormley will preside over the case.
Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.