By John L. Ross, Staff Writer
Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies expect to arrest five robbery suspects, according to Sheriff Colan Harrell.
On Sunday, 911 dispatchers received a report of an armed robbery at Young’s Grocery near the Gatliff Community on east KY 904.
Two men entered the store after 6 p.m., one of whom had his face covered.
One suspect was armed with a rifle, the other carried a .22-caliber revolver, and both demanded money.
The two males left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash, as well as a .38-caliber Taurus pistol from under the store’s counter.
The suspects fled the scene in a white, four-door Pontiac Grand Prix. Three females were seated in the backseat of the vehicle.
Witnesses at the scene were able to describe one of those females as having a lip ring in the lower right lip area and wearing black fingernail polish.
One suspect is described as being about 5 foot, 9 inches, weighing approximately 210 pounds.
The second suspect is described as about 6 foot tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds.
“The case is starting to break a little bit,” Harrell said. “We are getting leads, and arrests are expected.”
If anyone has any information about this robbery, you can contact the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department at 606-549-6006, or Whitley County Dispatch at 606-549-6017.
Harrell and Sgt. Ken Shepherd led the investigation with assistance from the Kentucky State Police Department.
By John L. Ross, Staff Writer
- Local News
Hospital taxing district public hearing Friday
The Knox County Fiscal Court wants to form a taxing district to support the Knox County Hospital. But first they will have to hold a public hearing to see if there is approval or opposition to the plan.
Inmates charged for drugs
Drug charges came to 21 inmates at the Whitley County Detention Center this week after a week-long investigation by the detention center and the Williamsburg Police Department.
Whitley Fiscal Court passes its budget
The second reading of the ordinance for the Whitley County Fiscal Court’s budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year was unanimously passed during the court’s regular session Tuesday evening.
- Man indicted for detention center escape
Man indicted for five counts of first-degree sodomy
A man indicted in September for sexual crimes against a minor was indicted on more charges Monday in Whitley County Circuit Court.
Man indicted for Topix post
A man jailed after attempting to hire a killer online was indicted Monday in Whitley County Circuit Court.
Wanted man arrested after traffic stop
A man wanted in Pike County was arrested Friday after a traffic stop for speeding, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
'God Speed and Blue Skies'
After the funerals of three of their crew members last week, it was time for Air Evac Lifeteam to remember Eddy Sizemore, Jesse Jones and Lee Dobbs. On Saturday morning the company did just that, during an emotional and moving memorial service in London.
W’burg approves new budget
While Williamsburg City Council members unanimously approved the new budget for fiscal year 2013-2014, Mayor Roddy Harrison let council members know cutbacks are likely imminent for future budgets.
As many as 45 jobs could be created by new business
Jobs may soon come to Williamsburg. During Thursday’s meeting of the Williamsburg City Council, Mayor Roddy Harrison offered few details about the potential new business, however, he did say as many as 45 jobs could be created.
- More Local News Headlines
- Hospital taxing district public hearing Friday