By John L. Ross / Staff Writer
A utility closet was no match for a London man arrested Friday in connection with the October armed robbery of the Corbin Taco Bell and the June armed robbery of the Cash Express.
Jason A. Wagers, 34, of Laurel Road, London, now faces two counts of first degree armed robbery and was jailed in the Laurel County Detention Facility Friday. Laurel County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Back developed information leading to Wagers’ arrest at a residence on Heartmine Road south of London. He was found hiding in a utility closet and arrested without incident.
On Monday, detectives recovered a firearm along U.S. 25 south believed to have been used in one or both crimes.
The more recent robbery of the Taco Bell on US 25 W south of London left no one injured. During that robbery Oct. 28, four employees were forced into the back and locked in a freezer. An unidentified customer discovered the customer service area of the restaurant without employees, and all the cash drawers were left open — and empty. An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen in that robbery.
On June 16, Laurel County Sheriff investigators sought the public’s help locating the man who robbed the Cash Express store in Corbin. During that robbery the store’s clerk was forced into a back room while the suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Laurel Sheriff’s Office personnel involved in the investigation and arrest include: Chief Deputy Eddy Sizemore and detectives Tommy Johnston, Charlie Loomis, and Daryl Zanet.
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office also aided in this arrest.
By John L. Ross / Staff Writer
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