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Update: Charges dismissed for 3 people in Knox County robbery case

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Published: Jan. 14, 2020 at 5:40 PM EST
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Update 1/28/2020

Court officials tell WYMT that charges were dismissed against Courtney Simpson and Jennifer Gray.

They say a lack of evidence led prosecutors to dismiss the two women's case without prejudice.

That means if more evidence surfaces, they can reopen the case.

Alex Toothman still faces charges. Police say Toothman is the man who actually robbed the store. His case is in the hands of a grand jury.

Chargers were also dropped against his father Russell Toothman.

Original Story

In December of 2019, surveillance video of a robbery at the A & B Quickstop on KY 2258 led police to the

of Alex Toothman and Russell Toothman the next day.

Police investigations led them to believe that more people were involved.

"He's talked to a lot of people and a lot of the interviews and stuff and statements peoples got, led him to the inside," said Sergeant Carl Frith with the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

On January 6th, Courtney Simpson and Jennifer Gray were

as well. Those were the two people that police believed to be 'on the inside.'

On Tuesday, all four people stood before a judge for the status of their cases.

Russell Toothman was exonerated on Tuesday after a statement from Alex that testified for Russell's innocence. All charges against Russell were dismissed with no prejudice.

Alex Toothman will appear before a grand jury on January 24th. Both Simpson and Gray will appear for a grand jury on January 28th.

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