A male juvenile is facing several charges after an armed robbery of a vehicle that occurred last week, according to Owensboro Police Department. The subject had previously been charged in a September 2021 shooting where an adult male was injured, but was only briefly lodged in a juvenile detention center before being placed on an ankle monitor. The subject had multiple other past criminal charges.
On June 13, OPD responded to 3000 Heartland Crossing Boulevard for a robbery after a juvenile reportedly brandished a handgun and forced a juvenile victim from their vehicle, according to OPD. The victim’s vehicle was later recovered by OPD officials.
According to OPD, the juvenile suspect was arrested Tuesday. The suspect was found in possession of a handgun and ammunition and was charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a handgun by a minor 1(first offense), and second-degree fleeing/evading police.
OPD reported the juvenile was transported to the Warren Regional Juvenile Detention Center.
According to OPD, the juvenile was previously charged in a shooting in September 2021 where an adult male suffered a single gunshot wound. The juvenile’s charges in that incident were first-degree assault, first-degree robbery, first-degree wanton endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident – failure to render aid, and third-degree criminal mischief.
After the shooting incident, the juvenile was lodged at the Warren Regional Juvenile Detention Center briefly in reference to those charges and upon his release was placed on an ankle monitor, according to OPD.
According to OPD, the juvenile has also been previously charged with the following:
- second-degree wanton endangerment
- third-degree assault (school employee or school volunteer)
- fourth-degree assault 4th Degree (minor injury), 3 counts
- abuse of a teacher
- second-degree disorderly conduct, 5 counts)
- second-degree criminal mischief
- third-degree criminal mischief, 2 counts)
- unauthorized use of motor vehicle 2 counts)
- theft of bicycle $500 or more but U/$10,000
- diving officer false identifying information