TFC Don Trosper
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Residential Robbery & Assault in Whitley County
(London, KY) - On Monday, December 8, 2003 at approximately 12:50 a.m. a male subject (who's identity is being withheld) age 72 was treated at the Baptist Regional Hospital in Corbin for severe head injuries and numerous other injuries.
According to the investigation two females stopped at a residence on Corn Creek Road approximately 8 miles south of Corbin in Whitley County. When the homeowner answered the door one of the females began striking him repeatedly with a blunt object about the head and body. The female then took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene.
On Monday evening Trooper Bill Elliotte arrested Karen L. Dople age 26 and Judy A. Powers age 31 of Williamsburg charging them with Robbery 1st and Assault 2nd lodging them in the Whitley County Jail.
The arrests were the result of a joint investigation with the Whitley County Sheriff Department. Deputy Bobby Freeman arrested and charged both females along with two males with Robbery 1st degree on an unrelated offense.