Man pleads guilty to attempted murder of Korn Krib bartender and to
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[November 14, 2011]
On Thursday, Jeremy Yates pleaded
guilty to count I -- attempted first-degree murder, a Class X
felony, and count II -- robbery, a Class 2 felony, in Logan County
Case No. 2011-CF-5.
Logan County deputies responded to the Korn Krib in Latham during
the early morning hours of Jan. 5, 2011, and discovered Melissa
Marler, an employee, severely injured and unresponsive.
investigation by the Logan County Sheriff's Department obtained
statements from witnesses placing Jeremy Yates in the Korn Krib just
prior to closing. Further investigation by the Logan County
Sheriff's Department gathered physical evidence from the Korn Krib
and the apartment building where Yates lived at the time.
"I want to commend the Logan County Sheriff's Department for
conducting such a thorough investigation. Their investigation
revealed a significant amount of physical evidence linking Jeremy
Yates to this crime," stated Jonathan Wright, first assistant with
the Logan County state's attorneys' office.
The sentencing hearing is scheduled for Jan. 10, 2012, at 10 a.m.
Yates remains in custody, with bond set at $1 million.
Yates was 32 at the time of his arrest last January.
[Text from news release from
Michael D. McIntosh,
state's attorney, and LDN]