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Jason Robert Kontout, a 23 year old Middletown man, now faces over 100 years in jail for his involvement in crime spree
March 06, 2006
Press Release For Immediate Release March 6, 2006 (Hamilton, Ohio) Jason Robert Kontout, a 23 year old Middletown man, now faces over 100 years in jail for his involvement in a crime spree of robbery, theft and breaking and entering after pleading No Contest to the charges before Butler County Common Pleas Judge Matthew Sage earlier this morning. The eight counts of Complicity to Aggravated Robbery, three counts of Aggravated Robbery, four counts of Theft and Breaking and Entering, stem from a crime spree throughout November and December 2005, which involved 7 different law enforcement agencies in Butler County. Kontout and Defendant Donald Hicks targeted drive thru’s, quick marts and gas stations throughout Butler County, using a knife and/or a stun gun to rob the local businesses. The two defendants targeted businesses with female clerks, in an attempt to steal money to support their prescription drug habit. Co-Defendant Hicks’ case remains pending and is scheduled for a hearing later this month. Kontout who recently moved to Ohio from Connecticut seven months ago, has a past criminal records, including Theft, Drugs, Forgery, Probation Violations, Weapons and Robbery. Prosecutor Piper stated, “Kontout told the Judge he did all this because he’s strung out on drugs. His criminal record suggest differently. Regardless, we should be safe from him for a while. Even if he really does have a drug problem, he can’t go around terrorizing others. Now he’s going to learn the hard way. The Butler County Sheriff’s Office did an exceptional job in stopping this terrorist in his tracks and we can be thankful for their good work in this case.” Sentencing is scheduled for March 29, 2006 at 8:30 A.M. * * * Contact: For more information contact Robin Piper (513) 887-3494
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For more information contact the Prosecutor's Office at (513) 887-3474
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