US Marshal's Fugitive Task Force Locate & Arrest Suspect in a Pulaski County, Kentucky Armed Robbery

SOMERSET, KY - Sheriff Greg Speck reports that on January 22, 2021, at approximately 3:52 AM, an armed robbery on Prather Road in Somerset, Kentucky, was reported to the Pulaski County 911 Dispatch Center.  Deputies and Somerset Police Department Officers were immediately dispatched to the victim's residence.

When the officers arrived, they learned that a male individual had come into a home on Prather Road armed with a handgun and robbed a man and his girlfriend, as well as another male friend who was visiting from Lexington, Kentucky.

Detective Matt Bryant responded to the scene and became the primary investigator with Detective Joey Johnson working with him.

During the robbery, the suspect took jewelry, a handgun, and the victims' cell phones. The complete list and value of the stolen property are still under investigation.

Through investigation, two perpetrators were determined to be involved, Javonte Groves, age 26, and Jalen Alcorn, age 19, of Lexington, Kentucky.

On January 27, 2021, The US Marshal's Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Jalen Lamar Alcorn and lodged him in the Fayette County Detention Center. It is anticipated that Mr. Alcorn will be transported back to Pulaski County today and lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

Jalen Alcorn has been charged with:

  • Robbery, 1st Degree
  • Burglary 1st Degree

Javonte Groves, of Lexington, Kentucky, was arrested on unrelated warrants by the Transylvania Campus Police and lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center and is still under investigation for his role in the robbery in Pulaski County.

The investigation continues by Detective Matt Bryant and the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division.

Contact: Major Jeff Hancock
               Chief Deputy


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