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Pulaski County Major Crimes Task Force
Investigates Robbery - UPDATE: Suspect Arrested

(Somerset, KY) - On Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at 8:56 PM the Pulaski County 911 Dispatch Center received a report of a robbery at the Nelson Valley Grocery at 2601 Highway 39 Somerset.

Upon arrival, Pulaski County Sheriff's units learned that a white male had entered the store and used force against the clerk on duty and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. The Pulaski County Major Crimes Task Force responded to assist in the investigation.

The clerk whose identity is being withheld was treated for minor injuries at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.

Arrest Update:

On Friday, February 06, 2004 at approximately 9:00 a.m. the Pulaski County Sheriff Department arrested Shane Coots age 24 of Science Hill, Kentucky without incident at the Grand Central Apartments in Somerset. Coots was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center charged with Robbery 1st.

Detectives with the Pulaski County Major Crimes Task Force from the Kentucky State Police and Pulaski County Sheriff Department are continuing the investigation.

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