Sentinel-Echo.com

Crime

December 11, 2012

Robber facing multiple charges

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

The call of an assault and robbery on a South Stewart Road business just after midnight Saturday now has a Corbin man facing multiple charges.

Laurel County Sheriff Brett Reeves and Deputy Kirk Mays answered the call around 12:17 a.m., in which they learned that a male had backed a female into a corner of the business. The male allegedly said he had a knife and was demanding money from the woman while he was choking her around the neck.

As the investigation into the incident unfolded, the male subject was identified as 26-year-old Homer J. Lovett of South Ky. 1629 in Corbin. He was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery.

But other charges were soon coming. Lovett, who had been warned not to be on the property of the business by management, was charged with third-degree criminal trespassing. He was also found to be under the influence of intoxicants and had some prescription pain pills in an unmarked bottle on his person. Lovett allegedly told officers that the pills belonged to his grandmother.

Lovett was lodged in the Laurel Detention Center following his arrest. Besides the robbery and criminal trespassing charges, he is also facing charges of public intoxication, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and a prescription of controlled substance not in its proper container, first offense. According to jail records, Lovett’s bond was set at $25,000 cash. He faces a preliminary hearing in Laurel District Court on Dec. 11.

1
Text Only
Crime
Facebook
AP Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Now that school is out, what are your family’s summer vacation plans?

A. No major plans. We will probably hang out around Laurel County.
B. Going to the beach!
C. Kentucky has a lot of wonderful state parks, and we plan to visit a few and enjoy quality family time.
     View Results