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KSP Makes Arrests Paducah Man for Armed Robbery in Carlisle County/span>

Date of News Release: 02/11/2016

Ian A. Abernathy Ian A. Abernathy

(Bardwell, KY.) - On February 10, 2016 around 8:15pm, Kentucky State Police, Post 1 responded with the Carlisle Sheriff's Department and the Bardwell Police Department to a report of an armed robbery at the Dollar General store in Bardwell, KY. A short time later, a Bardwell Police Officer stopped a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle the suspect left the scene in. Kentucky State Trooper Cody Cecil arrived on scene a short time later.

The passenger of the vehicle, 27 year-old Ian A. Abernathy of Paducah, Kentucky, was found to be in possession of a handgun and was arrested without incident and charged with Robbery 1st Degree (Class B Felony), 3 counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree (Class D Felony), Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place 1st Offense (Violation), Possession of an Open Alcoholic Container in a Motor Vehicle Prohibited (Violation), and Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Class A Misdemeanor). Mr. Abernathy was lodged in the Ballard County Jail. The investigation is continuing by Tpr. Cody Cecil.

Kentucky State Police were assisted on scene by the Bardwell Police Department and the Carlisle County Sheriff's Department.