Crime

State

Man accused of preying on teen girls has been arrested for second time

London police say they have charged a 23-year-old man with rape of a minor after finding him in a hotel room with two teen girls. The same man was charged last year after police say he tried to pick up a 12-year-old girl for sex. Joshua L. Wagers, of London, was arrested Saturday after he took a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old to the Shell Truck Stop on Ky. 80, “where he had a semi-truck waiting, stocked with alcohol,” according to a news release from London police.

Crime

Help catch the man who robbed the Central Bank on Maple Leaf Drive

Police are asking for your help to catch a bank robber. If you have information about this crime, don’t try to take action on your own. Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.

Most Wanted

Lexington’s Most Wanted, Feb. 22, 2017

Lexington’s Most Wanted is a service of the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff and the Lexington Herald-Leader. (Like the sheriff’s office on Facebook.) Each week, a new photo gallery features mug shots of fugitives and information about them and warrants issued for their arrests.

Crime

Pulaski County sheriff investigates homicide

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left a 37-year-old man dead. Josh Oakes, 37, of Somerset, was pronounced dead at a home on Pumphouse Road, said Pulaski County Coroner Clyde Strunk. Erik Hardwick is charged with murder.

Crime

Harrison County High School student shoots passenger, then kills himself

An 18-year-old Harrison County High School student driving a car shot his female passenger and then shot and killed himself, Bourbon County Sheriff Mark Matthews said. The sheriff identified the 18-year-old as Emery Collins of Cynthiana. The 17-year-old girlfriend, whose name Matthews did not release, was taken to University of Kentucky Hospital for treatment.

Crime

Pharmacist convicted in drug conspiracy; must forfeit Corvettes and more than $300,000

A U.S. District Court jury found a Berea pharmacist guilty on 73 counts of conspiracy and aiding and abetting others in the illegal distribution of drugs. The jury also found that Lonnie W. Hubbard must forfeit 32 separate items of property and cash because they were involved in money laundering or represented proceeds obtained as a result of his crimes. The verdict was returned Thursday in Lexington after an eight-day trial.

Crime

His conviction for killing his parents was overturned. Now he’s suing prosecutors.

A man who was tried twice for the slayings of his parents, and whose second conviction was overturned, is now suing prosecutors and members of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office in federal court. James Anthony Gray claims deprivation of rights, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, verbal abuse and harassment, wrongful imprisonment, denial of right to a fair trial and due process, cruel and unusual punishment, conspiracy, illegal and coerced interrogation, invasion of privacy and reputation, and failure to supervise and train officers.

Crime

Man stabbed four times, critically wounded in Richmond fight

One man was in critical condition at a Lexington hospital Friday after he was stabbed in a Thursday night fight in Richmond, police said. Two men were involved in the fight on Turpin Drive off North Third Street, said Richmond police Maj. Rodney Richardson, patrol operations division commander.

Most Wanted

Lexington’s Most Wanted, Feb. 15, 2017

Lexington’s Most Wanted is a service of the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff and the Lexington Herald-Leader. (Like the sheriff’s office on Facebook.) Each week, a new photo gallery features mug shots of fugitives and information about them and warrants issued for their arrests.

Videos

Central Bank robbery

Surveillance video from the robbery of the Central Bank branch on Maple Leaf Drive on Jan. 30, 2017.
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Central Bank robbery 0:34

Central Bank robbery

Fox Harbour Drive burglar 0:59

Fox Harbour Drive burglar

Convicted killer: He 'did not mean to stab him so many times' 3:41

Convicted killer: He 'did not mean to stab him so many times'

Surveillance video of lottery ticket thief 0:18

Surveillance video of lottery ticket thief