Two LaGrange residents indicted for robbing Stanford man

Published 1:33 pm Thursday, August 24, 2017



By Rosalind Essig

The State Journal

Two LaGrange residents were indicted by a Franklin County grand jury Tuesday for allegedly robbing a Stanford man in Frankfort last month.

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Briana A. Turpin, 20, allegedly was acquainted with and contacted the victim, William Robertson, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Carrie Holton said.

“She advised him that she would exchange oral sex for $300 as a loan. They agreed to meet in Frankfort and get a hotel room at the Days Inn,” Holton said.

On July 18, authorities say, Turpin arrived at the hotel, then went back out to her car.

“When she came back to the room, she knocked on the door … he looked out, could only see her, and he opens it. When he opens it, a black male — who is later identified as Deon Doleman — pushed Robertson out of the way and struck him several times and yelled at him to get down,” Holton said.

Turpin allegedly took Robertson’s wallet and removed the money — $800 — and the two fled the scene.

Turpin was indicted on charges of first-degree robbery, a Class B felony, and prostitution, a Class B misdemeanor. The robbery charge carries a possible 10- to 20-year sentence and the prostitution charge carries a possible 90-day sentence or fine.

Doleman, 22, was also indicted on one count of first-degree robbery.