Accused 'plaid shirt robber' wants an indictment against him dropped

A man charged in multiple robberies across the country, including in Lexington, wants an indictment against him dropped.

The suspected "plaid shirt robber" has asked a federal magistrate to dismiss an indictment against him in South Dakota.

Joseph Young says he's been denied a speedy trial and his public defender has been ineffective.

Young, who's from Missouri, is accused of robbing at least 40 banks across the country.

Eight of those banks are in Kentucky.

Young is already serving a 20 year prison sentence for bank robbery in West Virginia.

He was dubbed the "plaid shirt robber" because surveillance videos often showed the suspect in the bank robberies was wearing a plaid shirt.


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