Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Two fugitives are now in custody after turning themselves in at the Hart County Jail on Monday, September 18, according to officials.
Haley Gertiser, 20, of Bowling Green, and Zachary Hogan, 20, also of Bowling Green, both surrendered at the jail and appeared in Edmonson District court on Tuesday.
Each was charged with Robbery-first degree, to which each pleaded not guilty. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for September 26, 2017 at 8:30am for each subject.
The Brownsville Police Department has responded to a 911 call on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Minit Mart in Brownsville around 1pm to a report of an assault taking place inside the store.
Police said that Ms. Emily Lashley was allegedly confronted by three individuals, Haley Gertizer, Zach Hogan, and Brett Higgs, and a fight ensued between the two young women. Police said video security footage of the incident shows the fight taking place.
According to police, Ms. Lashley's wallet was dropped during the altercation and the three individuals grabbed it and ran from the store into the woods behind Green River Apartments on foot.
Higgs turned himself in shortly after a foot pursuit began but Gertiser and Hogan were able to elude law enforcement.
Both Hogan and Gertiser remain in jail, each on a $10,000 bond.
Brownsville Police Chief Jeff Jewell said that more charges are pending.