Trooper Shaun Little
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 9, Pikeville
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Armed robbery investigation and arrest
Date of News Release: 12/27/2010
(Dorton, Ky.) -- On Monday December 27, 2010 at 9:34 A.M. Post 9 Pikeville received a call of an armed robbery at the Care More Pharmacy at Dorton. Several KSP units arrived on scene shortly after the call came in and it was determined that a male subject came into the pharmacy armed with what appeared to be a firearm, the subject demanded drugs and then left the scene on foot. Through the course of the investigation information was obtained naming 30 year old John Wesley Wright of Dorton as the suspect. John Wesley Wright was later located and arrested on non-related warrants and also charged with Robbery 1st degree and lodged in the Pike County Detention Center. The incident remains under investigation by KSP Detective Jimmy Anderson.