SOMERSET, KY - Sheriff Greg Speck reports on February 1, 2021, a second suspect has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery that occurred last month. The Sheriff 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 Deputies 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 February 1, 2021, The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office secured a warrant for the second suspect, Javonte Deshaun Groves.
Detective Bryant contacted The US Marshal's Fugitive Task Force, to request their assistance in locating Groves. Detective Bryant and the US Marshal’s Task Force were able to apprehend Groves at his Lexington residence.
Javonte Groves was transported back to Pulaski County Detention Center, where he was lodged and charged with:
- Robbery, 1st Degree
- Burglary 1st Degree
Jalen Alcorn (left) was arrested on January 27, 2021 on the same charges and is currently being held in Pulaski County Detention Center.
The investigation continues by Detective Matt Bryant and the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in this investigation by the US Marshal’s Task Force and the Transylvania University Department of Public Safety.
Contact: Major Jeff Hancock
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