(Cincinnati, Oh.) - A trio will now face more charges as they’re suspected in robbing people as they made their way home from winning big at southeast Indiana casinos.
Ugbe Ojile, Kenyatta Erkins, and Amy Hoover.
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office
Kenyatta Erkins, Ugbe Ojile, and Amy Hoover were arrested in Oct. 7 after a sting by police where an undercover officer pretended to be a big winner at Hollywood Casino. They followed that officer to a location in Hamilton County, Ohio. As the three attempted to rob him, law enforcement made their move and arrested them.
Police believe the group is responsible for 20 such robberies between May 2009 and Oct. 6 where the victims weren’t undercover cops
The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s office Monday announced that Erkins, Ojile, and Hoover were indicted on a combined 46 more charges.
"These three defendants committed serious crimes for over 17 months. They picked vulnerable victims and counted on many of these people not reporting the crimes in a timely manner,” said Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters in a release.
Erkins, 35, now faces an additional 19 counts of aggravated robbery, three counts of felonious assault, three counts of aggravated burglary, and one count of kidnapping.
Ojile, 34, was indicted on 21 new counts of aggravated robbery, three for felonious assault, and three charges of aggravated burglary.
Hoover, 20, now faces five counts of aggravated robbery, one count of felonious assault, and one count of kidnapping.
Erkins and Ojile each face hundreds of years in prison in convicted on all counts. Hoover do spend as long as 78 years locked up.
Charges could still be filed against the three in Indiana because some of the alleged robberies occurred there.
“By arresting these three individuals and getting them off the streets, we have neutralized a ruthless crowd who placed innocent people in grave danger. Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Cincinnati Police Department, with the assistance of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and other local agencies, these thugs have been stopped," Deters said.