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Update to the Armed Robbery & Death Investigation in Rockcastle County

Date of News Release: 11/07/11

(London, Ky.) -- At approximately 4:30 p.m this date, the Kentucky State Police arrested Ruby Nicole Harvey, age 20, and charged her with Complicity to Commit Armed Robbery in connection to the armed robbery at the Shell Station at exit 59 on I-75 at Mount Vernon, earlier this date. Harvey was lodged in the Rockcastle County Detention Center.

In addition, Bobby Joe Hensley, brother to the deceased robbery suspect, is being sought on the charge of Complicity to Commit Armed Robbery. Bobby Joe Hensley is described as a 29 year old white male, approximately 6'02", 150 pounds, brown hair & hazel eyes. Anyone who has information as to his location is encouraged to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 11, London, at 606-878-6622.

The Kentucky State Police has consulted with the Commonwealth Attorney's Office for Rockcastle County. No further charges are expected at this time. All facts surrounding this incident and the subsequent investigation will be presented for consideration to the Rockcastle County Grand Jury.

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Armed Robbery & Death Investigation in Rockcastle County

Date of News Release: 11/07/11

(London, Ky.) -- On November 7, 2011 at 0241 hours the Kentucky State Police Post 11 London received a call from the Rockcastle County 911 Center of a Armed Robbery with a deceased person. The investigation reveled that James E. Hensley age 20 of Mount Vernon robbed the Shell Food Mart at Exit 59 on I-75 in Mount Vernon Kentucky at knife point fleeing with money and cigarettes. The on duty clerk pursued the suspect and shots where fired. The clerk was not injured and James E. Hensley was pronounced dead. All items taken are believed to have been recovered. The investigation continues by KSP Detective Millard Root. Detective Root was assisted at the scene by the Rockcastle County Sheriffs Office, Mount Vernon Police Department, Rockcastle County Coroners Office and Rockcastle County EMS.

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