A May 2005 indictment for a crime committed in 2003 has been tossed out by a Pulaski grand jury.

The good news is it also indicted another person who may have actually been involved in the crime.

James Wray, 28, of Frankfort, had his indictment dismissed. He was charged in the September 2003 robbery at gunpoint of a northern Pulaski County couple.

This week the Pulaski grand jury indicted James Russell Jr., 25, of Frankfort, on the charges of first-degree robbery and burglary in connection with the crime.

Police believe Russell and Kenneth H. Sizemore entered the Ky. 39 home of Clinton and Jean Estep on Sept. 18, 2003, armed with a small caliber handgun, tied up the couple and robbed them.

Police theorize the men may have gained access to the residence after inquiring about a vehicle the Esteps had for sale. The suspects fled in the couple’s 1998 Buick and transferred stolen items, which included cash, guns, a safe, camera, medication and a scanner, to an awaiting vehicle a short distance away. The Esteps’ car was abandoned approximately one-half mile from their home near Crossroads Grocery.

One of the victims was able to break free and call 9-1-1 from a neighbor’s house. The couple apparently was not harmed.

Sizemore, 31, was returned to Pulaski County after his arrest in Jackson, Mich., last June 28. He was also charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary.

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