Robbery suspect arrested in Laurel County

Laurel County, Ky. - Sheriff John Root is reporting that Detective James Sizemore arrested Anthony Sizemore age 30 address listed as homeless, arrested on Sunday morning July 26, 2015 at approximately 11:44 AM.

The arrest occurred behind a business building off Keavy road, approximately 2 miles west of London after deputies developed information on the whereabouts of a man being sought for a robbery which had occurred at Belk department store in Corbin on July 17, 2015.

Laurel Sheriff's deputies had sought this suspect for several days, and had followed up on numerous leads.

Based on investigation, deputies developed a lead on this suspect and following a short foot chase where the subject attempted to hide behind business buildings off KY 363, deputies located this subject and took him into custody without incident.

Anthony Sizemore was charged on a Knox County warrant of arrest charging robbery – first degree; wanton endangerment – first degree; an assault – fourth degree.

Allegedly, in the course of committing a shoplifting theft at Belk department store in Corbin, this subject used physical force upon another person when, fleeing from the store loss prevention officer he shoved an elderly lady walking outside with full force to the ground in the parking lot causing the victim to twist her ankle and bruise her shoulder.

When the loss prevention officer and a customer approached this subject outside his vehicle, he threatened them with the use of a handgun by pulling a semi automatic type gun out of his waistband and pulled the slide back as if loading the weapon and pointed it directly toward them and told them to back off.

He then fled the scene in a red colored van – the van came back registered to this subject's father.

Anthony Sizemore was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Officers assisting on the arrest of the suspect on Keavy road included: Laurel Sheriff's Sgt. John Gaylor, Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Josh Scott, Laurel Sheriff's Detective Charlie Loomis, US Marshal Todd Hansford, and London city police officers.

Photo of accused is courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.


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