Man charged with armed robbery in Laurel County case


LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office arrested a London man less than an hour after an armed robbery was reported Sunday night.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were called Sunday night just after 9:30 to a robbery in progress at East 80 grocery. Deputies learned while on the way to the scene, a suspect armed with a knife made off with an undisclosed amount of money and fled toward Clay County.

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Laurel deputies say they notified Clay County law enforcement. Just before 10:20 p.m.,  the man, identified as 49-year-old Brian K. Napier, of Curry Road in London, was located by Laurel County deputies hiding in a vehicle in the Horse Creek section of Clay County.

He was arrested after a brief struggle.

Napier is charged with robbery – second-degree; resisting arrest; criminal mischief – first-degree; possession of burglary tools; menacing; disorderly conduct – second-degree.