October 16, 2014 12:23 PM
The daughters of a man who was murdered at an abandoned Lexington car wash earlier this week are raising money to take the man's body back to Pennsylvania, where he is from. 50-year-old Brian DePreta, was found dead inside the closed down Premier Car Wash on New Circle near Russell... more »
October 10, 2014 12:00 AM
UK Police issued an alert after a report of an armed robbery on campus Thursday night.
Police say two students were walking along Columbia Avenue, near the William T. Young Library, around 11:30 p.m., when two suspects approached and pulled guns. The victims gave the robbers their things and... more »
October 9, 2014 9:41 PM
Lexington police are searching for two teens who they say broke into a young family's home and held the parents and children at gunpoint Thursday afternoon. The alleged home invasion happened at around 2:00 p.m. on Trout Court, near the intersection of Man'O'War and Rapid Run Drive.
The parents... more »
October 2, 2014 1:07 PM
Officials say they have arrested two people and continue to look for a third suspect in connection to a Domino's Pizza robbery and shooting that sent one employee to the hospital with serious injuries.
19-year-old Rico Penix and 26-year-old Robin Adams were arrested Thursday morning in connection to the... more »
September 30, 2014 3:57 AM
UK Police issued a crime bulletin after a late-night robbery near campus.
It happened around 11:15 Monday night along East Maxwell Street near Stone Avenue. A man told police he was walking when three men with handguns approached and demanded his things. Officers say one man shoved his gun... more »
September 26, 2014 10:33 AM
Eastern Kentucky University has issued a campus safety alert following a report of an alleged robbery Sunday. University officials say they received the report Thursday night about the alleged robbery in the area of the Sullivan Hall smoke shack around 1 a.m. Sunday. The alleged victim told officials that a... more »
September 24, 2014 5:10 PM
A Clark County man accused of robbing a gas station pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday.
The bond remains at $50,000 for Curtis Wilkerson because of the violent charge, even though he says he did nothing wrong.
Clark County Judge Earl Neal entered a not guilty plea for... more »
September 17, 2014 1:01 PM
The Montgomery County sheriff says tips from the community led to the arrest of a man accused of robbing a gas station with a shotgun back in May.
Deputies arrested 39-year-old Benjiman Basye in connection with the robbery at the Be Quick Sonoco.
Several people claimed the tattoos... more »
September 8, 2014 11:57 AM
A Clark County man charged with robbing a pizza delivery driver at knife point pleaded guilty in the case.
20-year-old Austin Buckland agreed to a 12-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to second-degree robbery and first-degree wanton endangerment.
In January, police say Buckland ordered a pizza to be... more »
August 31, 2014 8:39 AM
Lexington Police are looking for a man who robbed a Burger King on Clays Mill Road.
Authorities say the man came in the front door and brandished a pistol towards the employees. He then took three female employees to get cash from the restaurant's safe.
After taking an... more »
August 29, 2014 3:16 PM
Lexington police are investigating a robbery at a Wal-Mart pharmacy Friday afternoon.
It happened at the Saron Drive Wal-Mart around 3 p.m.
Police say the suspect entered the store with a note, implied he had a weapon and demanded prescription pills. He got the pills and fled on... more »
August 18, 2014 3:01 PM
INEZ, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky man remains in jail charged with murder in the deaths of three people whose bodies were found in a home that burned.
Kentucky State Police arrested 41-year-old Jack D. Smith of Inez in Martin County and charged him with three counts of... more »
August 14, 2014 5:29 PM
A Powell County woman accused in a bank robbery that happened more than a decade ago in Clark County pleaded not guilty in court Thursday.
Samantha Rice was arrested last week accused in a robbery at Community Trust Bank in Winchester 12 years ago.
The Powell County sheriff's... more »
August 14, 2014 12:31 PM
CADIZ, Ky. (AP) - A Owensboro man who pleaded guilty to murder in a Trigg County cold case has been sentence to life in prison.
28-year-old Seth Hooks apologized on Wednesday for his actions before being sentenced in Trigg Circuit Court.
He was charged with killing 64-year-old Harvey... more »
August 10, 2014 8:40 AM
A Lexington man was robbed at gunpoint Saturday night.
Police say it happened around 3:45 a.m. on Elizabeth Street. The man was walking home when he turned around after hearing a voice behind him. Police say he saw a man pointing a handgun at him. The robber took the... more »
August 10, 2014 8:19 AM
Police are searching for a man they say attempted to rob a gas station overnight.
Around midnight the man they're looking for (pictured above) entered the Shell station on Leestown Road and acted as if he was going to purchase items. When he got up to the counter, he... more »
August 6, 2014 11:08 AM
A Lexington couple woke up to a burglar standing in their bedroom holding a gun and demanding money.
Police say the suspect kicked in the door of a home on Hacker Court near Wilson Downing just before 8 a.m. Wednesday. The suspect ended up with the couple's cash and... more »
August 3, 2014 12:06 PM
Police are investigating an armed robbery this morning at the Arby's on South Broadway.
Sgt. Wilson of the Lexington Police Department said a man entered the Arby's at 10:15 a.m. and flashed a gun at the cashier. He got away with a small amount of cash then ordered everyone... more »
August 2, 2014 7:12 AM
Two people are behind bars after police say they robbed a man they met on social media.
According to the arrest citation, the victim was parked in his car outside of the North Broadway Waffle House when Tia Leavell, 20, approached him and asked if he was the one... more »
July 28, 2014 10:10 PM
Georgetown Police have taken to social media to ask the public's help in identifying two robbers.
The Winner's Circle motel was robbed July 25 at around 11 p.m. Georgetown Police have released a surveillance photo of the two suspects, one of whom wore a clown mask to conceal his... more »
July 28, 2014 2:11 PM
A man has been charged with attempted murder after police say he beat another man during a robbery, seriously injuring him. Jason Gambrel is accused beating of 23-year-old Derrick Kissee at a Rock Quarry off Mullins Station Road earlier this month.
The Rockcastle County sheriff says Kissee's injuries were... more »
July 25, 2014 8:19 PM
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors were waiting Friday for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an alley, the district attorney's office... more »
July 25, 2014 5:42 PM
Police are investigating a robbery at a Lawrenceburg business. It happened earlier today at the Highway 127 Tobacco and Beer Outlet on Harrodsburg Road.
Few details have been released at this time. LEX 18 will update this story as more information becomes available.
July 25, 2014 5:12 PM
For the third time in as many months, Lexington Police were called to the Bryan Station Road Dollar General Store to investigate a robbery.
Back in April a man wearing a hoodie walked in, handed the teller a note and demanded cash. Last month, when a clerk confronted three... more »
July 8, 2014 4:59 PM
An insurance company in Lexington was robbed Tuesday afternoon.
Police say two men walked into the Barnes Insurance Company on Winchester Road and took cash.
"When the employee attempted to stop them, one of the male subjects turned and punched him. And they took the money and then... more »
July 8, 2014 11:13 AM
A second suspect has been charged in connection with a robbery at an apartment near the University of Kentucky's campus last month.
Eric L. Richardson Jr., 24, was charged Monday accused of being one of the men who made their way into an unlocked apartment on State Street on... more »
July 1, 2014 2:58 PM
Police say employees at a Lexington jewelry store held three robbery suspects at gunpoint until police arrived at the scene.
Employees said three men wearing hoodies walked into the Castle Jewelry on New Circle Road and smashed one of the glass cases full of Rolex watches with a sledgehammer.... more »
June 30, 2014 3:30 PM
A man has been arrested in connection with a robbery and beating incident at an apartment near the University of Kentucky campus earlier this month.
21-year-old Derrick L. Quarles was arrested by Kentucky State Police in Logan County on warrants issued by Lexington Police in relation to a robbery... more »
June 27, 2014 11:06 AM
Lexington Police have released more details about a fatal robbery that took the life of a Marine and injured his wife last weekend in the parking lot of a popular Lexington bar.
Police hope more details about a second suspect and the incident will help lead to an arrest.... more »
June 25, 2014 12:56 PM
It's the final farewell for a Kentucky marine shot to death during a hold-up outside a Lexington night club over the weekend.
A visitation for Jonathan Price was set to begin at the Parrott and Ramsey Funeral Home Wednesday at 1 p.m.
Police say Price and his wife,... more »
June 23, 2014 4:57 PM
A Lexington woman charged in connection to a deadly robbery won't be heading to trial after all. Brittany Shipman was set to go to trial this week, but a guilty plea has changed those plans. She entered a guilty plea to complicity to commit robbery earlier this month.
Investigators... more »
June 20, 2014 5:36 PM
Two men accused in a violent apartment robbery in Lexington Thursday night pleaded not guilty.
Police say Timetrius Stewart, 23, and Jeramie Tucker, 25, went to an apartment on Trent Circle demanding money. Court documents say Tucker fired two shots and the two got away with more than $1,400.... more »
June 16, 2014 5:19 PM
A bomb threat at a Lexington clothing store evacuated two businesses as crews searched the area. Men's Wearhouse on Nicholasville Road and the Sprint store next door were evacuated shortly after noon Monday after reports of a bomb threat at the clothing store.
About a dozen or more employees... more »
June 3, 2014 4:39 PM
Lexington Police have charged a man in connection to two recent pharmacy robberies in Lexington just two days apart from each other.
Aaron Elige Baker has been charged in connection to the robbery at CVS Pharmacy on Walden Drive on Saturday and the Rite Aid on Pimlico on Monday.... more »
May 13, 2014 11:50 AM
A customer who walked into a gas station while a man tried to rob a rookie clerk early Tuesday, unknowingly scared off the suspect.
It was only the clerk's third day on the job when a man walked into the Shell Apple Market off exit 94 in Winchester around... more »
May 9, 2014 5:55 PM
A former University of Kentucky employee charged in connection to several bank robberies has been sentenced to ten year behind bars.
Crystal Little entered a guilty plea to four counts of first and second degree robbery in court Friday. Investigators say Little robbed four banks in the Lexington area... more »
April 29, 2014 12:47 PM
A manager and an employee of an Anderson County auto shop were tied up and robbed Monday night.
Lawrenceburg police say two masked men tied up the arms and legs of two O'Reilly Auto Parts employees just as they were closing the shop just before 10 p.m. Monday night.... more »
April 29, 2014 12:07 PM
Frankfort police have identified a suspect vehicle in an armed robbery at a Frankfort restaurant where an employee was allegedly shot at.
Police are now looking for more information regarding the vehicle seen on surveillance video entering the restaurant's parking lot around the time the robbery happened.
Police... more »
April 28, 2014 1:05 PM
Richmond Police say they have arrested one of the people responsible for a brutal beating and robbery in Richmond last week.
Howard Dow, 32, was arrested last Thursday accused of being a part of a group that beat and robbed a man Wednesday night at an apartment complex on... more »
April 23, 2014 3:48 PM
Eastern Kentucky University Police say they have made a third arrest in connection with an on-campus armed robbery in March.
EKU police said they arrested Lorenzo McWilliams II, 20, in connection to the armed robbery at Clay Hall on March 30.
School officials confirm McWilliams was an EKU... more »
April 15, 2014 5:10 PM
An arrest has been made in a robbery investigation in Woodford County.
Police say 20-year-old Jacob Drury is the man who robbed the Circle K in Versailles at gunpoint on March 27. He told authorities he was desperate for money and gave the cash to friends he was staying... more »
April 10, 2014 1:26 PM
A Washington County nursing home was robbed at gunpoint over the weekend.
Officials say two masked men walked into the Springfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center around 5 a.m. Saturday morning and robbed nurses at gunpoint.
The two men walked into the nurses' station through a side door and... more »
April 7, 2014 11:08 AM
Lexington police are looking for a man who they say robbed a store in Lexington Monday morning.
It happened at the Dollar General on Bryan Station Road around 10 a.m. Police say a man wearing a dark hoodie walked in and pulled out a note demanding cash.
Police... more »
April 4, 2014 10:43 AM
A man was arrested after he robbed a woman whom he was giving a ride to, police said.
George Wagers, 24, of Manchester was arrested shortly after the alleged robbery occurred Thursday afternoon.
Police say the victim said she got a ride from Wagers on Belles Fork Road... more »
April 3, 2014 10:30 AM
Eastern Kentucky University Police say they have arrested a second suspect in connection to an on-campus robbery from Sunday night.
David Emmanuel, 20, an EKU football player and undeclared major from Dade City, Fla., has been arrested in connection with the armed robbery at Clay Hall.
Emmanuel is... more »
April 2, 2014 4:51 PM
The teen charged with the robbery that put the University of Kentucky's campus on alert pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday afternoon.
18-year-old Tomiaz Layne is accused of holding a man at gunpoint and beating him Monday night on South Limestone.
Officers arrested him and a juvenile after... more »
March 27, 2014 4:37 PM
Police are searcing for the man who robbed a pharmacy in Madison County Wednesday afternoon.
It happened just after five at Richmond Drug on Berea Road.
Surveillance captured a photo of the robbery. Officials say the man had a handgun and demanded all the Percocet and Methodone pills.... more »
March 25, 2014 1:12 PM
A clumsy robber managed to get away with lots of cash during a March holdup at a Lexington gas station, and police are still on the search for him.
The suspect was only in the store for a little over a minute, but he was clumsy, actually lost some... more »
March 25, 2014 12:28 PM
Police have made an arrest in a Winchester hotel robbery over the weekend.
Police believe Joel Otis is the man who robbed the Hampton Inn Sunday Morning. Officials say he came into the lobby and asked for a room, and then pulled out a gun and demanded cash. Otis... more »
March 19, 2014 5:01 AM
Lexington police continue the search for a group that robbed and beat up a man on the city's north side Tuesday night.
Police say the victim told them he was walking back from a store on Winburn drive when nine people came at him along McCullough Drive. One suspect... more »
March 11, 2014 3:44 PM
Police are looking for the man who robbed a business in the South Williamson community of Pike County on Sunday.
Polcie say a man entered the Big Lots around 7:00 p.m., handed an employee a note that stated he had a weapon and demanded money.
The man did... more »
February 17, 2014 12:45 PM
Minutes after he robbed a Louisville liquor store, police say the suspect shot and killed himself.
Police said the man shot himself when a police officer was walking toward his car after pulling him over. He was being accused of robbing the Bowman Field Wine and Spirits Saturday night.... more »
February 7, 2014 11:00 AM
Nicholasville Police have arrested a woman they say is responsible for two robberies at a Speedway gas station.
Police were called to the Speedway on North Main and Barnes Street shortly after 1:00 a.m. Friday where the physical description of the robber was similar to the description of a... more »
January 29, 2014 11:34 AM
Charges against a man who was arrested in connection to a Pulaski County home invasion have been dropped, two other men have been arrested in the case and police continue to look for a third suspect.
Gregory Scott told LEX 18 Tuesday from jail he was in Lexington when... more »
January 27, 2014 3:05 PM
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is looking for three men who broke into a home and stole money and several items, including two handguns in northern Pulaski County.
Deputies say they were called out to a home on Glade Fork Road in the Goochtown community of northern Pulaski County... more »
January 21, 2014 5:54 PM
A fast food restaurant manager is recovering after he was stabbed in the face Tuesday morning during a robbery.
It happened around 6 a.m. at the Sonic restaurant in Morehead.
Police say the manager went outside to get something out of his car and as he came back... more »
January 21, 2014 3:13 PM
Kentucky State Police in Hazard, along with the Perry County SHeriff's Office, responded to two concenience stores robberies Monday night. Officials say the two robberies do not appear to be connected at this time.
KSP say they received a call aroun 10:05 p.m. Monday from the Vicco Kwik... more »
January 7, 2014 11:23 AM
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan authorities say a well-known soap-opera actress and former Miss Venezuela and her husband were shot and killed resisting a robbery after their car broke down.
Prosecutors said in a statement that Monica Spear, 29, and Henry Thomas Berry, 49, were slain late Monday night... more »
January 6, 2014 11:42 AM
A man wanted in a Montgomery County robbery from back in June was arrested in Ohio.
Montgomery County deputies went to Cincinnati Sunday night to bring Glen Farrell after police there had arrested him on other charges and found out through database that he was also wanted in Kentucky.... more »
December 23, 2013 12:11 PM
Lexington Police have arrested a man who tried to rob two gas stations Sunday night.
Police say Jeremiah Burgun, 24, walked into a Marathon gas station on Russell Cave Road around 10 p.m. Sunday night with a note demanding "money now." When the clerk didn't comply, Burgun left and... more »
December 23, 2013 11:58 AM
Danville Police have arrested a man in connection to a Boyle County robbery from last week.
21-year-old Cameron Cloyd has been arrested and charged with robbery and burglary first degree.
A victim told police he gave two men a ride to the Shakerpoint Apartments and wen inside with... more »
December 20, 2013 10:56 AM
Lexington Police have charged a man they say is responsible for a robbery at a store on New Circle Road back in early November.
Police say 36-years-old Billy Joe Johnson was charged Thursday for the robbery of the Check Into Cash at 1555 E. New Circle Road on Nov.... more »
December 18, 2013 5:39 PM
Police are searching for two men caught on camera after an armed robbery at a Carrol County Subway restaurant.
A store employee told police the two men came into the store shortly after 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, showed a weapon and demanded cash.
The employee was not hurt.
... more »
December 9, 2013 10:36 PM
Lexington Police are searching for a person of interest seen on a surveillance camera after a clerk was shot and killed at a gas station Monday afternoon.
The robbery and shooting happened at the Marathon gas station on Alexandria Drive shortly after 3 p.m. Monday afternoon. Police say they... more »
December 4, 2013 8:51 PM
Police are looking for two robbers who fled in a stolen car Wednesday night.
Police say a woman was robbed at gunpoint by two men at a parking lot on Fairmont Court in Lexington. They say the men took the victim's car, phone and purse.
They are looking... more »
November 26, 2013 5:17 PM
Lexington police are looking for the person who robbed a Check Advance in Lexington Tuesday afternoon.
Police say a man walked in the business on Lane Allen Road, implied he had a weapon, demanded cash and then walked away.
It is not clear how much money was stolen.... more »
November 22, 2013 4:40 PM
Police are searching for a man who they say robbed a Cash Express in Lexington Friday.
Police say the suspect came in and showed a gun to two employees, took $650 in cash and then stole an employee's car on his way out. They say he took one of... more »
November 20, 2013 10:13 PM
LEX 18 is on the scene of a robbery at a hotel in Lexington Wednesday night.
Police are searching for the person who robbed the Extended Stay Hotel on Wilhite Drive, near Nicholasville Road and New Circle.
Police were called to the scene around 9:15 p.m. No other... more »
November 13, 2013 8:29 PM
Georgetown Police say they have arrested the man and two other people behind a recent string of robberies.
Police say 20-year-old Chase Wilson is the man behind a total of eight recent robberies - seven in Georgetown and one in Lexington just over the county line.
Until Tuesday... more »
November 12, 2013 8:33 PM
Surveillance video shows the latest convenience store robbery Georgetown Police are investigating.
The store owner of the Quick Stop says a man came in and demanded cigarettes and money Monday night. As he is getting the things he demanded, the clerk sneaks away, locks the robber in the store... more »
November 12, 2013 7:53 PM
A mid-afternoon robbery of a check cashing store last month remains unsolved, but Bluegrass Crime Stoppers is hoping that a cash reward will lead someone to talk about the man who police believe lives near the crime scene.
It was 4:15 in the afternoon, in a busy shopping center... more »
November 5, 2013 10:20 PM
How would you react during a robbery?
A Lexington woman is now without a job because she didn't follow protocol during a robbery at a gas station where she was a clerk.
"I don't think anybody knows what you are going to do until it happens to you,"... more »
October 17, 2013 9:34 PM
Lexington police say a young man was injured this evening, after a robbery at River Hill Park.
Shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday, police say a young man was with his cousin when the he was robbed by two men. The men took off with the victim's cell phone and... more »
October 9, 2013 5:26 PM
Danville Police have arrested a man they say is in involved in the triple murder at a Danville business last month.
The suspect is 48-year-old Kenneth Allen Keith, a pastor at Main Street Baptist Church in Burnside, Ky. Police say on Wednesday, they searched the church and the parsonage... more »
October 9, 2013 4:49 PM
Police have arrested the man they say is responsible for an armed robbery at a Madison County restaurant Wednesday morning.
Police charged John C. Hylton, 27, for the armed robbery that happened around 8:34 a.m. Wednesday at a Subway in the Richmond Centre in Richmond.
Officers were able... more »
October 9, 2013 11:31 AM
Police are searching for two men they say tied up and robbed two men in Frankfort last week.
Investigators say the suspects approached 25-year-old Jakar Turner outside his home on John Davis Drive around 11 a.m. Friday. They say both men had handguns and demand to come in Turner's... more »
October 8, 2013 12:51 PM
Police are searching for a man they say fired shots at two men during a robbery in Lexington.
Police say two men were walking down Elm Tree Road after they had left a store in the area, when they were robbed by a man at gunpoint.
According to... more »
September 20, 2013 9:40 PM
As investigators continue to try to piece together exactly what happened Friday morning when three people were shot to death at a Danville business, church members who knew two of the victims are still shocked and in disbelief with what unfolded.
Michael and Angela Hockensmith were two of the... more »
September 16, 2013 5:05 PM
Laurel County sheriff's deputies are investigating an armed robbery at a store in Laurel County Sunday.
Police say the strong arm robbery happened at approximately 9 p.m. Sunday night at Droopy's Market on Ky 1006, 2 miles south of London.
Apparently, two male subjects wearing camouflage clothing and... more »
August 26, 2013 7:50 PM
Police have arrested a man they say fatally shot a man at a Domino's Pizza store in Bowling Green after robbing the business.
20-year-old John Paul Shobe was arrested and charged with homicide and robbery after a search at his apartment on Rock Creek Road led officers to believe... more »