By Nita Johnson
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.