Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Felony Arrest in Elliott County
Date of News Release: 07/20/2011
(Morehead, Ky.) -- On July 20, 2011, Kentucky State Police Morehead received a call from Greenup County Dispatch in reference to the location of a subject wanted for Robbery 1st Degree from Greenup County. Greenup County Dispatch received information that Benjamin J. Stafford was going to be at the Waddell & Whitt Funeral home in Sandy Hook, KY around 5:00 p.m. Trooper Royse Collett along with Elliott County Sheriff Jimmy Stevens arrived at the funeral home and located Mr. Stafford. Mr. Stafford was taken into custody without incident and is being lodged at the Greenup County Dention Center on the charges of Robbery 1st Degree, two counts of Possession of Controlled Substance and Buy, Possess Drug Paraphernalia.