Police arrested a 44-year-old man Thursday morning shortly after he allegedly robbed and struck a Lexington homeowner.
James Roy Cushingberry Jr., is charged with first-degree robbery, reckless driving, and driving on a suspended license, police said.
Cushingberry was arrested after an officer spotted him driving the robbery victim's car, police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.
Roberts said police went to the 3700 block of Crosby Drive about 8:12 a.m. Thursday after receiving a call about a burglary.
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The homeowner told the officers who took the call that he was knocked down by a man who forced his way into the house after knocking. According to Roberts, the homeowner said he was struck on the head and back with his own cane.
The assailant demanded money, then took cash and the keys to the homeowner's vehicle, she said.
An officer spotted the victim's missing car shortly afterward on New Circle Road near Liberty Road, she said.
Roberts said Cushingberry tried to flee, but crashed into a sign at Liberty Road and Appletree Lane.
Cushingberry was taken to police headquarters for questioning and then arrested, Roberts said.