THREE Warrnambool men charged with the armed robbery of a drug dealer have been committed to stand trial in the county court.
Keiarhn Carter, 20, of Fleetwood Court, Lachlan McGregor Mitchell, 21, and Kyle Jennings, 26, appeared in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court for a committal hearing, which finished on Wednesday.
Convicted Warrnambool drug dealer Hudson Bell gave evidence that the men came to his bus at the Warrnambool Showgrounds on August 25 last year and demanded drugs and cash before stealing two wallets and a jar containing about $500 in coins.
He said Mr Mitchell had demanded $500 a week from him to live in Warrnambool or "he told me he was going to kill me".
Magistrate Cynthia Toose found there was sufficient evidence for the men to stand trial and the case was adjourned for a directions hearing in the Warrnambool County Court on April 4.
They have all been charged with armed robbery, aggravated burglary and theft.
Mr Mitchell is also facing charges relating to the theft of a car which was involved in a collision in which he was injured.
Mr Carter has also been charged with evading police, burglary and theft of a firearm and the theft of a car.
Police allege he was the driver of a car involved in a high speed chase and an officer gave evidence he clocked the vehicle at 145km/h.
Warrnambool district woman Samantha Kolosche, 30, has also been directed to stand trial for aiding and abetting two of the men accused of the armed robbery.
Barristers for the accused men have estimated that a trial will take between seven and 10 days.