NICHOLASVILLE — Nicholasville police have arrested and charged two men in Wednesday's armed robbery of a Circle K convenience store.
Eric Lee Westerman, 19, was arrested Wednesday afternoon during a traffic stop just a few blocks from the store at Edgewood Drive and U.S. 27. It had been robbed around 1 a.m. Wednesday, police said. Westerman was charged with first-degree robbery.
On Thursday, police said they arrested Joshua Sean Lewis, 19, and charged him with complicity to first-degree robbery.
Detectives alleged that Lewis drove Westerman to the store, waited outside while Westerman robbed the store, then drove Westerman back to the Nicholasville house where Lewis lives.
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Police recovered evidence of the robbery from the Lewis house. Police spokesman Scott Harvey said Westerman had been staying with Lewis.
Westerman also was picked up on a warrant for unauthorized leave from the Marine Corps, police said. Both men were lodged in the Jessamine County jail.