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Man wrongly accused has felony dropped
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An air-tight alibi and a confession by the actual burglar has led to a felony charge being dropped against a man who now lives in Smyrna.Robert Michael Strube Jr., had charges of attempted burglary and vandalism dismissed when it was learned the man a witness identified as Strube was actually not a man at all, but a woman.“My client was at a gathering in Smyrna with numerous witnesses at the time the crime was committed,” said Strube’s attorney, Lauren Zechman. “You don’t get much more air tight than that.”Strube was charged along with Kristi Nichole Patterson and Alyssa Star Cartwright following the attempted burglary. According to preliminary reports, someone kicked in the door of a Centertown home and the resident came out and saw the person.