Trooper Shaun Little
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 9, Pikeville
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Robbery Investigation and Arrest in Martin, Ky
Date of News Release: 12/28/2011
(Martin, Ky.) -- On Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at approximately 7:54 pm KSP Post 9, Pikeville, received a call from Fast Lane Tobacco in the Martin community of Floyd County. It was reported that two male subjects entered the store wearing masks and demanded money. The male subjects left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. CVE Sgt. Keith Justice and CVE Officer Dennis Hutchinson observed a male subject wearing clothing that matched the description of one of the suspects and conducted a traffic stop. Shane D. Howard, 20, of Allen and Travis L. Fields, 20, of Pikeville were arrested and charged with Robbery 1st Degree and lodged in the Floyd County Detention Center. The incident is still under investigation by Det. Jason Dials with the Kentucky State Police.