One wounded, one charged in Pike County robbery, shooting

ASHCAMP, Ky. (WTVQ)The Kentucky State Police Pikeville Post received a call regarding a robbery in Pike County on Monday night, July 19, 2021.

KSP investigators responded to Sycamore Road and discovered one man had been shot.

The initial investigation indicated multiple individuals were attempting to remove property from a residence on Sycamore Road.

During the robbery, victim Bill Thomas, suffered a gunshot wound. One of the individuals involved fired several shots at Thomas and endangered the lives of other occupants of the residence, including a 7-month-old juvenile.

As a result of this investigation, 47-year-old Billy Adkins, of Elkhorn City, was arrested and lodged in the Pike County Detention Center just after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Adkins is charged with one count of first-degree robbery and is being held on $10,000 bond, according to jail records.

Troopers are still searching for other individuals. Additional arrests from this investigation are still pending.

Trooper Sheldon Thomas is leading the investigation. He was assisted on scene by KSP personnel and Lifeguard Ambulance Service.

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