New Middletown man named in robberies

BOARDMAN — A New Middletown man was in the Mahoning County jail charged with aggravated robberies in two communities.

Robert Porter IV, 31, of Woodland Drive, is charged with the aggravated robbery of the Red Roof Inn, Tiffany South, in the township, and the Movie Gallery, Youngstown-Poland Road in Struthers. Both robberies occurred Monday.

Porter appeared today in Struthers Municipal Court and his preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 10. He is set to appear in Mahoning County Area Court here Thursday.

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