South Dakota man arrested after standoff with Stanton police
STANTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A standoff with authorities in Stanton has led to the arrest of a South Dakota man who robbed the Airport Market and fired a gun inside the store.
According to a post on the City of Stanton Police Department Facebook page, a call came in around 8:27 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16 regarding a male firing a gun in the store. Officers from the Stanton Police Department and the Powell County Sheriff’s Office arrived to the scene and found the man in a vehicle armed with a handgun.
Authorities negotiated with Craig Worm of South Dakota for nearly an hour before he exited the vehicle and surrendered to law enforcement.
An investigation by Stanton Police Department’s Investigations Division found that Worm was fleeing South Dakota after allegations were brought against him of sexual assault of a minor. Worm intentionally robbed the store to get law enforcement to respond, hoping to attempt suicide by cop.
“I’m proud of all my officers that responded to this incident,” said Stanton Police Cheif Arthur Lacy. “They were patient and showed great poise while dealing with an armed and dangerous suspect. We are pleased that we were able to resolve the incident without anyone getting hurt.”
Worm was taken to the Powell County Detention Center and charged with Robbery 1st degree and six counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st degree.
The Stanton Police Department is working with investigators from South Dakota.