On May 2, prosecuting attorney Todd J. Meyer announced that after four days of trial, a Boone County jury convicted bank robber John O. Study, a 50-year-old from Zionsville resident, on 13 different charges.
“It was a great day for the citizens of Boone County,” Meyer said. “These convictions were a direct result of a complete team effort among law enforcement – the Boone County Sheriff, Zionsville Police Dept., Thorntown Police Dept. and several other agencies outside of Boone County. Also, I cannot sufficiently express my gratitude to the victims and witnesses involved in these cases for their cooperation in the investigations and subsequent trial.”
Study was found guilty of four counts of armed robbery, a class B felony; six counts of criminal confinement, a class B felony; resisting law enforcement, a class D felony; auto theft, a class D felony; and of being a habitual offender.
These charges stem from four separate bank robberies in Boone County: March 21, 2006, at the Key Bank in Zionsville; April 16, 2007, at the State Bank of Lizton in Dover; July 19, 2007, at the State Bank of Lizton in Dover; and Sept. 19, 2007, at the Key Bank in Zionsville. Study faces a possible penalty of 16 to 236 years when he is sentenced on May 29 before Boone Superior Court I Judge Matthew Kincaid.