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After months of investigation, man charged in Lexington gas station robbery

Vernon Michael Jackson
Vernon Michael Jackson Kenton County Detention Center

A man who was wanted in connection with the robbery of a Lexington gas station last year has been arrested in Kenton County, according to Lexington police.

Vernon Jackson, 44, was arrested in Covington and charged with first-degree robbery in the Lexington case, according to police. He also had an arrest warrant on a theft charge out of Franklin County.

Police were called to the Marathon gas station at 1971 North Broadway early on the morning of Dec. 9, 2016, after a man reportedly brandished a knife and took money from the register. At the time of the robbery, police released a surveillance image and said they were looking for an older, balding man.

Investigators were able to build a case against Jackson earlier this year after he was identified as the suspect, according to police.

Jackson is being held in the Kenton County jail on a $10,000 bond, according to the jail’s website.

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Lexington police released this surveillance image in December 2016 of a man who reportedly took money from a Marathon gas station after brandishing a knife. This month, police charged Vernon Jackson, 44, with robbery in the case. Provided by the Lexington Police Department