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Lake Placid businessman arrested in Jacksonville

LAKE PLACID - A Lake Placid businessman facing drug charges in Highlands County has been charged with robbery in Jacksonville. Erick Salvatore Kelecseny, 37, of 147 Deanna Drive, Lake Placid, was arrested last month in Jacksonville by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and charged with armed robbery. Kelecseny, who, as of earlier this year, owned a Lake Placid pizzeria Makin' the Dough, is accused of entering a motel room he rented for two people, and with two other co-defendants threatening the room occupants with a gun, demanding to know what happened to his watch. The two victims said they were pistol-whipped and tasered. They denied taking Kelecseny's watch.
Earlier this year, Kelecseny was arrested in Highlands County and charged with illegal possession of steroids and testosterone, dealing in stolen property, possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Highlands County Circuit Court records show that the dealing in stolen property charge was dropped, but the other charges are pending.