Police: Daughter set up parents to be robbed

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By Shannon Brock

An Anderson County woman is in custody after confessing to setting up a robbery of her mother and stepfather, said Detective Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

Amanda Green, 19, was charged with first-degree robbery, a class B felony, which is punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison. She is being held at the Franklin County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond, Taylor said.

The sheriff's office received a call at 5:30 a.m. on Aug. 4 saying that Michelle and Coley Wideman had been robbed at gunpoint at 321 Bypass North.

"The caller said two men in black stole (a) purse and were armed with a pistol," Taylor said.

Green is Michelle Wideman's daughter, but Green had been residing with her grandmother, he said.

Apparently that morning, Green called her mother saying she'd had an argument with her boyfriend and needed to be picked up. When Michelle Wideman arrived at the above address, her daughter was standing outside. Two men dressed in black came running from around the corner. One of the men was armed with a gun, Taylor said.

The unarmed assailant took Green's purse and ran off, he said.

This prompted Coley Wideman to get out of the vehicle, scaring the armed assailant and causing him to run away as well, Taylor said.

When Taylor picked up the case from Deputy Kenny Goodlett, he brought Green in for questioning.

"When I brought Amanda in, she confessed to setting it all up," Taylor said.

The assailants were identified as Adam Thompson, 19, and Daniel Hamill, 21, both of Anderson County. Hamill is Green's boyfriend, Taylor said.

Taylor said Green had come up with the idea, told the men about it and they agreed to go through with it.

Hamill has been charged with first-degree robbery. Thompson is charged with first-degree robbery and is in custody at the Franklin County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond, Taylor said.

Taylor looks for more charges to be brought against Green, he said.

Coley Wideman was also the victim of an Aug. 12 home invasion on Highland Avenue in which he was beaten with a pistol.

That case is being investigated by the Lawrenceburg Police Department and has not been linked to the Aug. 4 incident. Police have made four arrests and have identified another subject in the Highland Drive incident.

That investigation is ongoing, according to a Sept. 22 news release.

Lawrenceburg Police Chief Tommy Burris directed calls about the Highland Drive incident to Detective Mike Schell, who is working the case. Calls to Schell were not immediately returned.