January 28, 2013

Man robs good Samaritan couple

By Magen McCrarey
Staff Writer

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — A London couple gave a man a ride on Thursday, Jan. 17 and befell victim to a violent robbery.

Jonathon Brumagen, of 2412 E. Pittsburg Church Road, was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery on Monday, Jan. 21 after a investigation by London Police officers determined he bummed a ride from a local couple and robbed them.

The victims informed London Police officers they picked up Brumagen at a local pharmacy.  Upon arriving at Brumagen’s alleged residence in the Pittsburg area, they were approached in their vehicle by a strange man in a hoodie.

Brumagen and the other man robbed the couple.  The victims stated Brumagen was carrying a knife and struck the male victim in the head, causing minor injuries.  The couple informed police that Brumagen threatened them, saying not to call the police because he would come after them.  

Brumagen was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center following his arrest.

Detectives Jimmy Phelps and Allen Harris are investigating. They were assisted by Detective Gary Proffitt, Detective Joe Smith and Sgt. Darrell Kilburn.