2 men arrested after armed robbery at Franklin gas station

Dashawn Ward and Robert Riley Jr.


Dashawn Ward pleaded guilty to aiding in armed robbery and was sentenced on Oct. 31, 2018 to nine years in the Department of Corrections.


FRANKLIN, Ind. – Two men are facing charges after authorities say they robbed an Admiral gas station in Franklin Friday night.

Franklin police officers were called to investigate the robbery in the 300 block of W. Jefferson St. shortly before 10 p.m.

It was reported that two male suspects entered the business and demanded money at gunpoint. The suspects then reportedly fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Officers apprehended the suspects, 20-year-old Dashawn Ward and 24-year-old Robert Riley Jr., and recovered a weapon and the cash. The Daily Journal reports that Franklin police found the men hiding under an RV at the intersection of Main and Wayne streets.

Ward has been charged with robbery with a gun, a level 3 felony, and two counts of pointing a firearm, a class A misdemeanor. Riley is also facing a robbery with a gun charge.

Both subjects were remanded to the Johnson County Jail.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story indicated that the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office was involved in the investigation. That was in error. The Franklin Police Department was the investigating agency.