TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Robbery 1st Degree Investigation/Arrest
Date of News Release: 05/13/2011
Beulah, KY (Hopkins County) -- On Thursday, May 12, 2011 at approximately 7:05 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville received a call from the Hopkins County Central Dispatch in reference to an attempted robbery. The location of the attempted robbery was the Kangaroo Express on KY 70 in Beulah. The clerk advised that a white male had come into the store and stated that he did not want to hurt them and that he had a gun. The clerk was able to escape to the outside of the store and the suspect fled from the scene in a vehicle.
At approximately 7:24 p.m., May 12, 2011, Trooper Matt Foster stopped a vehicle on US 41 A south of Providence that matched the description of the suspect's vehicle. The driver, Jerry D. Trammell, age 59 of Garner, NC, was arrested and charged with Carrying A Concealed Deadly Weapon and Speeding. He was lodged in the Webster County Detention Center.