Two would-be robbers got more than they bargained for Tuesday when they tried to hold up a truck stop in a Winchester industrial park.
One robber was shot and the other was tackled and held for authorities, said Winchester Police Capt. James Hall.
It happened at 8:45 a.m., when police were dispatched to a robbery in progress at the 96 Truck Stop in the industrial park north of Interstate 64's Exit 96, Hall said.
Two men had entered the truck stop, and the one holding a gun demanded money.
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"The store owner had a weapon and fired at the suspect with a gun, striking him," Hall said. The robber "fled the scene and was later picked up in a field about a quarter of a mile away."
The other man was tackled and held down by employees, Hall said.
The wounded man was initially taken to Clark Regional Medical Center and then flown to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, where he was in stable condition, Hall said. His identity was not released, but he will face charges upon his release from the hospital.
Police identified the other man as Curtis Lloyd Wilkerson, 21, of Winchester. He was charged with two counts of first-degree robbery and was being held in the Clark County jail.
Wilkerson has been tied to another robbery that was reported on Monday. In that case, two individuals had a taxi take them from Richmond to Winchester, "and when they arrived in Winchester, one of the individuals produced a gun and both parties demanded money from the driver," Hall said
No one was hurt in that incident, he said.