2 Carmel men arrested after attempted armed robbery


By Ann Marie Shambaugh



Two Carmel men were arrested late May 16 after they attempted to rob several others at gunpoint.

Police said Pavel E. Grachev, 20, and Caleb M. Johnson, 18, followed five men into the parking lot of Miller Auto Care in the 400 block of S. Range Line Road at around 10:40 p.m. Grachev allegedly displayed a handgun and demanded money, which the victims did not give him. He and Johnson walked away, and the victims, uninjured, called police.

Both suspects fled on foot after responding officers found them near the parking lot of Bub’s Café at 220 2nd St. SW. Police soon apprehended both suspects and found the handgun, an unloaded Glock 19 pistol, with the help of a police dog in a planter near Sophia Square Apartments.



Grachev has been charged with robbery with a deadly weapon, intimidation, resisting law enforcement and carrying a handgun without a license. Johnson has been charged with robbery with a deadly weapon, intimidation and resisting law enforcement. Both men were taken to the Hamilton County Jail. Grachev’s bond was set at $40,000 and Johnson’s bond was set at $37,500.


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  1. I wish the Current would mention where these young men live in Carmel. Apartments, or ? This inquiring mind wants to know.

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