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Published: Thursday, 8/26/2004

Columbus man charged in Lima motel robbery

LIMA, Ohio - A Columbus man has been charged with aggravated robbery in a holdup Tuesday at the Comfort Inn on Neubrecht Road just off I-75.

James Lee Schellhaas, 24, was arrested by Allen County sheriff's deputies on a charge of aggravated robbery. He is being held in the Allen County jail.

Deputies said a robber with a handgun stole cash from the hotel about 8:45 p.m. A similar robbery occurred Monday night at the Best Western hotel in Wapakoneta just off the interstate, but no charges had been filed in that case.

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