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Man charged with armed robbery

James J. Meyer IV
James J. Meyer IV
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 03:54 pm

A Huntington man was charged with the armed robbery of a man he was supposed to fight, according to court documents.
James J. Meyer IV, 19, of Huntington, was charged Wednesday in Allen Superior Court with armed robbery, a Level 3 felony, after he allegedly robbed a man he was supposed to fight.

The victim told police he wanted to meet Meyer to fight on Friday when Meyer allegedly pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded the victim take everything out of his pockets, according to the probable-cause affidavit. Meyer then allegedly picked up the victim's silver iPhone and went back inside the house he was visiting in the 1500 block of Faulkner Court.

The victim's friend called police, and the victim positively identified Meyer, the affidavit said.

Several witnesses gave police details regarding the events.

One of Meyer's friends told police he went to the corner and spoke with the victim's group about the fight. He said there would be no guns — just a "straight fight." When he got back to the house, Meyer told him he wasn't going to fight the victim but rob him instead, the affidavit said.

Several of the victim's friends also verified the account, telling police Meyer allegedly pulled out a handgun and robbed their friend of his iPhone instead of fighting the victim as originally planned.

Another witness inside the house told police she saw Meyer go outside with a gun, and return, saying he had robbed a guy, the affidavit said.

Meyer denied everything to the police.

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