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Bank Robbery in McCreary County

Date of News Release: 10/11/2007

(LONDON) On 10-10-2007 at 1:41 PM the Kentucky State Police received a report of a bank robbery at the McCreary Banking Center of Somerset National Bank in the Pine Knott Community of McCreary County, KY.

The suspect was observed, by a responding McCreary County Deputy Sheriff, fleeing the scene in a vehicle stolen from a bank employee and a vehicle pursuit began.

The suspect was able to flee on foot into a wooded area off of Roundtop Church Road and evade law enforcement officers. A Kentucky State Police canine unit responded to the scene and began a search of the area. The canine search was called off due to the contamination of the scene by unauthorized individuals in the search area.

At approximately 7 PM the McCreary County 911 center received a call from a citizen who stated a person fitting the suspects description was outside their residence on Long Ridge Road. The homeowner detained the suspect until officers could arrive.

Upon arrival officers arrested Corey S. Patrick, 24, of Pine Knott and charged him with Robbery 1ST, Theft by Unlawful Taking over/$300.00/Automobile and Criminal Mischief 1ST.

KSP Detective Mike Bowling is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by officers from the Kentucky State Police, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement and the McCreary County Sheriff's Office.

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