The man who led area law enforcement units in a high-speed chase from Marion to Harrison County in November 2011 is one of 20 people named in indictments returned Monday by a Marion County Grand Jury in Judge David Janes’ courtroom.

Brian Anderson Merchant, 49, of Fairmont, was indicted on two counts of robbery in the first degree, two counts of assault during the commission of or attempt to commit a felony, and one count of fleeing in a vehicle in reckless indifference to safety of others.

According to police reports, at around 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, Merchant robbed an unidentified patron at T.G. Lounge on Adams Street of cash, assaulted him and, unable to get money from the cash register, fled the scene in a red 2007 Toyota Corolla, which was being driven by an acquaintance who was unaware of the incident that had happened inside.

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