Robbery Charges Are Sent to Grand Jury

Robbery Charges Are Sent to Grand Jury

The cases against the two men accused of robbing three banks in Fairfax County and two in Loudoun are moving forward in the legal system. Both have jury trials slated in Loudoun and, last week, the local charges against one of them — Ronald Michael Young — were sent to the grand jury.

PRINCE WILLIAM County police apprehended both Young and Geoffrey Rogers on April 16, after an alleged unsuccessful carjacking attempt in that county. Rogers, 41, is from Paducah, Ky., and Young, 35, lives in Manassas. Fairfax and Loudoun authorities believe they committed the following robberies:

* March 17 at 10:30 a.m., United Bank, 13060 Fair Lakes Shopping Center in Fairfax.

* March 28 at 1:44 p.m., BB&T Bank, 13821 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy. in Chantilly.

* March 30 at 10:30 a.m., Virginia Commerce Bank, 13881 Metrotech Drive in Chantilly.

* March 30 at 11:38 a.m., BB&T Bank, 43365 Junction Plaza in Ashburn.

* March 30 at 1:03 p.m., Provident Bank, 46910 Community Plaza in Sterling.

In an April 24 affidavit for a warrant to search Rogers' car, a 2000 Toyota Camry, Fairfax County police Det. Gary Bailey discussed interviews he had with both Rogers and Young. "They both confessed to their respective involvement in the robberies," he wrote. "Young admitted to driving the red Toyota Camry to and from the robberies within Fairfax County. Rogers also confessed to robbing each of the banks in Fairfax County."

Authorities in both counties charged them with their respective robberies. Young was later indicted in Loudoun County and is scheduled for jury trials there on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, 2007.

Meanwhile, he appeared last Wednesday, Oct. 18, in Fairfax County General District Court. And at that time, Judge Stuart Davis certified all three local robbery charges against him to the grand jury for possible indictment.

Rogers was also indicted in Loudoun and is slated for jury trials there on Nov. 28, as well as on Jan. 10, 2007. He's scheduled to appear Jan. 29 in Fairfax County General District Court to answer to this county's charges.