A Corbin man is accused of attempting to carjack a resident of Emma’s Place Apartments on Aug. 23.

According to a release from the Kentucky State Police, Roger D. Ramey, 26, was arrested and charged with second-degree robbery; two counts of second-degree fleeing or evading police; resisting arrest; third-degree criminal mischief; buying or possessing drug paraphernalia; public intoxication, excludes alcohol; tampering with physical evidence; third-degree criminal trespassing; first-degree robbery; and theft by unlawful taking or disposition of automobile, $500 or more but under $10,000.

The incident investigated by the Kentucky State Police was ended by the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, Aug. 27, according to a press releases from both agencies.

On Saturday, Aug. 23, around 10:30 p.m., The Kentucky State Police Post 11 in London received a dispatched report of a carjacking at Emma’s Place Apartments in the Laurel County portion of Corbin.

A male subject brandishing a large knife approached an unnamed female driver while she was in her 2007 Kia within the apartment complex. After a brief struggle, the male subject made off with the woman’s cell phone and her vehicle.

The Kia was located later by the Corbin Police Department at a residence on Beatty Avenue, approximately 14 miles south of London. The suspect fled the scene on foot and escape in the area.

A break in the case came on Wednesday. While a Pepsi-Cola employee was refilling a pop machine at Emma’s Place Apartments around 11:30 a.m., he was approached by a male, alleged to be Ramey, who tried to steal his money bag. A brief scuffle ensued before the man once again fled on foot.

Laurel County Sheriff’s detective Josh Scott was dispatched to the scene where he obtained a detailed description of the subject, who was allegedly a resident in the apartment complex.

After a brief search, the suspect was seen walking along Interstate 75. He fled as Laurel County deputies approached him, which resulted in yet another chase with law enforcement. Deputies were able to capture the Ramey, following after another scuffle.

Ramey is believed to have a Bell County warrant for failure to appear as well as a Knox County warrant for fleeing or evading police.

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