TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Arrest in Armed Robbery Case
Date of News Release: 04/11/2007
(Hopkins County) - The Kentucky State Police responded to a home invasion on March 28, 2007 on Dogwood Drive in Madisonville, KY. Mr. Laughary and Ms. Skimmerhorn awoke to subjects breaking into their residence. The subjects were armed with a gun and assaulted Mr. Laughary and Ms. Skimmerhorn inside the residence. The suspects fled the residence prior to police arrival.
Following a lengthy investigation Matthew Dustin Smith was arrested on charges of Robbery 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree 2 Counts, and Burglary 1st Degree. Mr. Smith was arrested today April 11, 2007 without incident and lodged in the Hopkins County Jail. The suspects that assisted Mr. Smith in this incident remain unknown at this time.
The investigation is continuing by Detective Scott Smith, Unit 827.