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Ottawa man arrested in connection with a Jan. 10 robbery

February 10, 2012


Lawrence police have arrested a second suspect, a 23-year-old Ottawa man, who is charged in connection with a Jan. 10 robbery at a Lawrence apartment.

According to Douglas County Jail records, prosecutors have charged Dallas Jay Ambler with one count of aggravated robbery, three counts of robbery and four counts of kidnapping. A Lawrence police detective arrested Ambler about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Another defendant, Colby Blaine Simon, 19, of Ottawa, last week was ordered to go to trial on March 28 on the same charges in the case after four victims testified that Simon and three other men they did not know robbed them of several items, including marijuana. One of the victims said two of the suspects hit and kicked him as they ordered him to open a safe and give them marijuana. The apartment was in the 1700 block of West 19th Street just east of 19th and Iowa streets.

Simon was arrested in Ottawa hours after the incident, and, according to testimony in the case, an investigator for Simon’s defense attorney has told the victims the three other suspects might have threatened Simon into leading them to the apartment that night. A judge set Ambler’s bond at $50,000 on Thursday.


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