Surveillance video helps detectives identify robbery suspect

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Demetrius Watkins/Nelson County Jail

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 43-year-old Bloomfield, Ky., man is charged with robbing a Bardstown convenience store.

According to Bardstown Police, Demtrius ‘Meece’ Watkins turned himself i to investigators just before noon Tuesday on second-degree robbery charges.

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According to police, just before 10 p.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to a robbery
at Speedy Mart at 603 Bloomfield Road. Officers were told a person had ordered an employee to open the cash register. Once open, the suspect took the money and fled on foot, police said.

Officers were able to identify a person of interest from surveillance footage.

Investigators named Watkins as a suspect Tuesday and he turned himself in, police said.