By Sarah Hogsed
Register News Writer
A Madison grand jury indicted three men on robbery and burglary charges in connection with a reported December attack on residents at a Villa Drive apartment.
Michael D. Kirby, 45, Phillip S. Lamb, 42, and Bryan S. Lamb, 24, are charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief.
Kirby was indicted as a first-degree persistent felony offender, which enhances the first-degree robbery charge to a Class A felony. The charge carries a sentence of 20 to 50 years or life in prison.
He was convicted in December 2010 on drug-trafficking charges but was paroled in August 2012, according to state Department of Corrections records.
The Villa Drive apartment residents told police that Kirby, an acquaintance, and Phillip Lamb came to the home Dec. 2 and were allowed inside.
A third man appeared at the home and asked to use the phone. One of the guests already in the home said the man, later identified as Bryan Lamb, was with him, so he was allowed inside, the report stated.
After using the phone, Bryan Lamb is alleged to have grabbed a female resident and pointed an object believed to be a handgun at her head. He demanded all the residents’ money, the RPD reported.
The residents also said a kitchen knife was held to the woman’s throat.
Two of the robbers went through a male resident’s pockets, took $50 and assaulted him, according to the report.
The three men were later found in the Lambs’ home on Kerri Ann Drive, and though they initially refused to come out, they later surrendered, the RPD reported.
The Lambs and Kirby have remained in the Madison County Detention Center since their arrests.
The grand jury this week also handed down these indictments:
• Kelly Renee Bailey, 35, and Walter Franklin Smith, 38, receiving stolen property (more than $500); Smith also was indicted as a first-degree persistent felony offender
• Tiffany Ann Gibson, 34, first-degree promoting contraband, two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine and heroin), resisting arrest and possession of marijuana
• John Alexander Kuhn, 29, first-degree promoting contraband and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine)
• David J. Sparks, 42, flagrant nonsupport
• Kelly Basham, 34, flagrant nonsupport
• Randal Witt, 60, aggravated operating a motor vehicle while impaired (third offense), operating a motor vehicle on a DUI-suspended license, failure to maintain insurance, failure to wear seat belts and second-degree persistent felony offender
• Chad A. Nolan, 20, operating a motor vehicle while impaired (fourth offense), operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, failure to maintain insurance, speeding 12 mph over speed limit
• Amber L. Johnson, 34, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone), third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (alprazolam), possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree persistent felony offender
• Anne S. Lynn, 39, first-degree bail jumping, second-degree escape and tampering with a prisoner monitoring device
• Dora Jean Shores, first-degree wanton endangerment.
Order of dismissal without prejudice following no true bill:
• David L. Satterfield, 47.
An indictment is a formal statement of charges and does not imply guilt, only that grand jurors believe the state has enough evidence to prosecute.