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Robbery Investigation and Arrest in Wolfe County

Date of News Release: 12/22/2009

(Morehead, Ky.) -- At 2103 hours on 12/21/2008 K.S.P. Post 8 Morehead received a call from Wolfe County dispatch that the KY205 Food Mart had been robbed by a unarmed subject wearing a mask. Trooper Nathan Shortridge and Trooper Jeff Crase responded to the complaint. After a short investigation Trooper Shortridge and Trooper Crase found that Jackie C. Sharp II of Hazel Green had been seen at the food mart in his vehicle prior to the robbery. Trooper Shortridge and Trooper Crase made contact with Mr. Sharp at his residence off KY134 in Morgan County at which time he confessed to unlawfully entering the KY205 Food Mart in Wolfe County and taking the money bag while knocking down the clerk. Jackie C. Sharpe II was arrested without incident and lodged in the Three Forks Regional Detention Center on the charge of Robbery 1st Degree. The money was recovered and returned to the owner of the KY205 Food Mart. The incident remains under investigation by Trooper Nathan Shortridge.

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