SEATTLE – Three Fort Lewis soldiers accused of mugging students near the University of Washington have pleaded not guilty to robbery charges.
The three are accused of robbing two men of cell phones and wallets at gunpoint Jan. 10 in the University District. Two of the three soldiers also are accused of robbing three students of cell phones Jan. 17 and pistol whipping one who refused to turn over his wallet.
After Thursday’s arraignment in King County Superior Court, the three were ordered to remain in the King County Jail with bail set at $100,000.
They are members of the 4th Stryker Brigade at Fort Lewis, Wash.: 20-year-old Robert E. Lucas Jr., of Murfreesboro, Tenn., 19-year-old Chad A. Braden, of Etna, Ohio, and 21-year-old Raymond Burrows, of Central Falls, R.I.
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