A Harrodsburg man was charged with multiple felonies Monday in the robbery of a Nelson County pharmacy, according to Kentucky State Police and the Nelson County Sheriff's Office.
William R. Keeton, 35, was charged with first-degree robbery, receiving stolen property, attempting to disarm a police officer, fleeing or evading, first-degree wanton endangerment, third-degree assault of a police officer, resisting arrest and numerous traffic offenses, state police and the sheriff's office said.
Shortly before 9 a.m. Monday, trooper Kevin Davis radioed to the Elizabethtown state police post that the Nelson sheriff's office had reported an armed robbery at Snider Drugs in Bloomfield.
Davis trailed a vehicle on the Blue Grass Parkway, and a pursuit ensued after Davis turned on his emergency lights and siren.
The vehicle crashed on Ky. 53 in Anderson County about 10 miles south of Lawrenceburg. Police said the driver, Keeton, then ran from the cash with a rifle and a duffel bag.
Davis used his stun gun and pepper spray, but Keeton continued to struggle, and at one point tried to disarm Davis, state police said. Keeton was arrested at 9:17 a.m. Monday.
Davis suffered minor cuts and bruises on his hands and legs; he was treated at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bards town and released.
Keeton was treated at Frankfort Regional Medical Center then taken to the Nelson County jail, where he was being held on a $60,000 cash bond.
The Nelson County Sheriff's Office is handling the robbery and stolen-vehicle portion of the investigation. The vehicle was reported stolen from Mercer County.