Accused robber arrested after being found hiding in his attic

Jason Northern is charged with stealing items from a car and threatening the victim

MOUNT VERNON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Rockcastle County man accused of stealing items from inside a car and threatening the victim, was arrested the next day hiding in his attic, according to Kentucky State Police.

Investigators say on Monday, 43-year old Jason Northern, of Mount Vernon, stole items from a car that was parked at a convenience store.  KSP says the victim later saw Northern’s car parked at a home in the Roundstone community.

While waiting for law enforcement to arrive, Northern came out with a hammer and steel rod and threatened the victim, according to State Police.

KSP Det. Ryan Loudermilk says he received consent to search the property where Northern was staying. Loudermilk says he found the items stolen from the car, along with seven grams of meth, digital scales, drug paraphernalia, growing marijuana and baggies filled with pills.

KSP obtained an arrest warrant for Northern. On Tuesday, Northern was found hiding in his attic, where he was arrested and taken to the Rockcastle County Detention Center, according to State Police.

Northern was charged with robbery first-degree; menacing; evidence tampering; theft by unlawful taking; cultivating marijuana; and first-degree drug trafficking, according to KSP.

Loudermilk continues to investigate. He was assisted by KSP, Mount Vernon Police and that department’s K-9.

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