Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Announces Guilty Pleas in Woodford County and Fayette County Robberies

Press Release Date:  Thursday, May 07, 2015  
Contact Information:  Leland Hulbert
Deputy Communications Director
502-696-5659
 


Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Special Prosecutions announce the guilty pleas of 28-year-old Arion Harmon of Lexington and 29-year-old Robert Mulder of Woodford County.  Yesterday, both Harmon and Mulder entered guilty pleas in Woodford Circuit Court to charges associated with a 2013 robbery committed in Woodford County.  The defendants committed this robbery and then later that day drove back to Lexington and committed two additional robberies. 

“I appreciate the dedication of my prosecutors in helping obtain justice for these victims,” Attorney General Conway said.  “It is essential that we maintain strong working relationships with all law enforcement agencies in Kentucky.  These strong relationships promote efficient investigation and prosecution of cases that touch several victims in multiple jurisdictions.”

Harmon and Mulder both pled guilty yesterday to Facilitation to Robbery in the First Degree and Persistent Felony Offender Second Degree for the Woodford County robbery.  Their sentence on the Woodford County robbery will be eight years and will run consecutive to previous sentences on the Lexington robberies.  Both defendants pled guilty in Fayette Circuit Court on March 26, 2015.  Harmon pled guilty to robbery second degree for the Fayette County robberies and accepted an 11-year sentence.  Harmon’s total sentence on all robberies will be 19 years.  Mulder pled guilty to robbery second degree for the Fayette County robberies and accepted a 12-year sentence.  Mulder’s total sentence on all robberies will be 20 years.  

For a photo of Arion Harmon please see – https://goo.gl/j39WDm

For a photo of Richard Mulder please see -  https://goo.gl/NI9wbB

Both defendants will be sentenced on the Woodford County robbery on June 3, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. in Woodford Circuit Court. 

These cases were investigated by the Versailles Police Department in conjunction with the Lexington Police Department.  Attorney General Conway’s Special Prosecutions Unit handled the Woodford County case at the request of Woodford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Gordie Shaw.  The Fayette County robberies were prosecuted by Fayette County Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Larson’s Office.