2 S. Toledo men plead guilty to robberies

4/22/2014
BLADE STAFF
Jump
Jump

Two South Toledo men admitted Monday that they committed a series of robberies while using a BB pistol hidden in a sock.

Kaczala
Kaczala

Dustin Kaczala, 30, of 1151 Eastgate Rd. pleaded guilty before Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Dean Mandros to five counts of aggravated robbery, while Aaron Jump, 31, of 5122 Brandon Rd. pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated robbery.

Each faces up to 11 years in prison on each count when sentenced May 15.

Kaczala admitted to holdups at Baskin Robbins, 1313 S. Reynolds Rd., Dec. 31; Great Clips, 5350 Airport Hwy., Jan. 10; Baskin Robbins, 4015 Secor Rd., Feb. 2; Subway, 1564 S. Byrne Rd., Feb. 8, and Rudy’s Hot Dog, 4748 Monroe St., Feb. 11.

Jump admitted to robbing Tim Hortons, 5640 Airport Hwy., Jan. 24; Subway, 1564 S. Byrne Rd., Feb. 8; Rudy’s Hot Dog, 4748 Monroe St., Feb. 11, and Stop ’N Go, 2205 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd., Jan. 26.

Asked why he was pleading guilty, Jump told the court, “Because my addiction got the best of me, and I was foolish enough to go out and commit criminal acts.”

Louis Kountouris, an assistant Lucas County prosecutor, said the men’s robbery spree came to an end Feb. 11 when Toledo police pulled over their car following the holdup at Rudy’s on Monroe Street. Mr. Kountouris said officers found the BB pistol, sock, and cash in their vehicle.