Young’s Dairy robber sentenced
- Published: April 10, 2014
The Springfield man convicted of robbing Young’s Dairy in August 2012 was sentenced in Clark County Common Pleas Court last week to 15 years in prison. Barrett Grable, 26, was sentenced by Judge Richard O’Neill, after a jury found him guilty in February of aggravated robbery and kidnapping charges.
The 2012 incident at Young’s occurred on a Saturday at 1:30 a.m., when Grable and another man entered the restaurant through the back door at closing time. Armed with a baseball bat and wearing masks and gloves, the men bound two employees with duct tape and stole cash from a safe. The suspects were there for about 10 minutes, after which they fled.
Grable was identified by the DNA on a piece of a glove that was left behind on the binding tape. According to the Dayton Daily News, one of the employees also recognized Grable’s voice “because she knew him personally as the boyfriend of one her friends.”
At the time of the Young’s incident, Grable was still on parole following a five-year prison term he served for aggravated robbery and felonious assault charges he incurred in Clark County in 2006, according to Clark County court records.
The other man with Grable the night of the robbery has not been identified.
Grable was sentenced to serve 10 years for the aggravated robbery charges and five years for kidnapping. And because Young’s took a loss of $1,000 after the robbery, Grable was also ordered to pay back the business.
According to the Dayton news, a defense attorney last week said Grable planned to file an appeal.