By John L. Ross
Convenience store robber sought by Laurel deputies
Laurel County Sheriff’s Department deputies still seek the man wanted in connection with an armed robbery at the A&B Quick Stop off KY 3434 near East Bernstadt Wednesday.
According to Sheriff John Root, a lone male subject armed with a semi-automatic pistol entered the convenience store at 8:40 p.m. and robbed the male attendant of an undisclosed amount of money.
The suspect fled the scene in a dark-colored car.
He is described as a white male, who was wearing a black ski mask, a camouflaged jacket and blue jeans.
Sheriff’s Detective Daryl Zanet leads the investigation. He was assisted by Root, and Chief Deputy Eddy Sizemore, Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter, and deputies Greg Turner,] Robbie Grimes and Gilbert Acciardo.
Anyone with any information about this robbery may contact the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office at 606-864-6600 or 606-878-7000, and they can remain anonymous.
The investigation into the robbery continues.
Internet post leads to arrest
A post discovered on the internet stating an individual would pay cash for an EBT card led deputies to Joey E. Woods.
An EBT card is an Electronic Benefits Card for food stamps.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root said detectives Jason Back and Brad Mitchell conducted an investigation after discovering the post recently.
Woods allegedly made a deal to purchase $200 worth of groceries on the EBT card (not belonging to him), and only pay $100 cash to undercover detectives.
After choosing what he wanted, Woods allegedly met uncover detectives outside the business and paid cash.
He then reportedly stated he would buy the card again.
Woods, 42, of London, was arrested on Childers Drive Thursday. He faces charges of Intent to Defraud/Scheme/ Artifice to Obtain Benefits Under $10,000. He was jailed in the Laurel County Detention Facility.
Assisting on the investigation was the Office of the Investigator General.