Second man charged in robbery, beating at apartment on State Street

tcrumbie@herald-leader.comJuly 8, 2014 

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Lexington police have charged a second man in a robbery and beating at an apartment near the University of Kentucky.

Investigators said Tuesday that they had charged Eric L. Richardson Jr., 24, in the robbery and assault, according to a news release. He is charged with one count of first-degree robbery.

Richardson's charges follow the arrest of Derrick L. Quarles, 21, who was charged June 27 with two counts of first-degree robbery.

Police said the two men forced their way into an apartment on State Street, assaulted two people and made off with a computer and other items that were in large black trash bags.

One of the victims was hit on the head with a hammer, police said. It's not clear whether the second person was assaulted. The trash bags and some items were later discovered near a silver Dodge Charger on Conn Terrace.

Quarles was a former walk-on for the UK football team, but he never played in a game. He was listed most recently on the first 2013 spring roster, but he wasn't listed after that.

Trey Crumbie: (859) 231-1687. Twitter: @TreyCrumbieHL.

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