Man indicted for allegedly robbing Northwood car wash


A Maumee man has been indicted for allegedly robbing a gas station at gunpoint.

A Wood County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Luke Iokepa Wilson, 33, for aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.

On Oct. 15, a car wash on Woodville Road in Northwood was robbed at gunpoint.

A witness saw the suspect drive away in a tan Saturn, park across the street, then walk in the direction of the car wash. A few minutes later, he exited and ran back toward his car. The witness stopped him from getting into his car and he fled on foot.

The vehicle was registered to Wilson, a former car wash employee. His home was searched and police found a small handgun matching the description given by the car wash employee. Location data on his phone put him in the parking lot across from the car wash at the time the business was robbed.

He was released from jail Nov. 10 on an own recognizance bond. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Wilson also was indicted for two separate incidents of breaking and entering, both fifth-degree felonies.

On Oct. 10, he is accused of entering a Perrysburg church with the intent to commit a theft. He allegedly entered the church again on Sept. 19 with the purpose to commit theft.

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