Madison County

Two teens charged in hotel robbery

Two 19-year-old defendants were arraigned Friday in Fayette District Court on charges of first-degree robbery. Not guilty pleas were entered for both men.

Tyler Gibson, of Richmond, and Joseph Hall, of Lexington, were charged in the knife-point robbery of Days Inn Hotel on Athens-Boonesboro Road in Lexington.

Gibson and Hall appeared at their arraignment on camera from the Fayette County Jail.

According to police reports, the men used large kitchen knives in the hold-up and made off with between $600 and $700. The robbery took place about 10 p.m. Thursday. The men were arrested early Friday, police said. They were picked up at Hall's apartment on Athens-Boonesboro Road.

Gibson will appear in court Jan. 21 after seeking private counsel. Hall has been assigned a public defender, and will appear in court Jan. 21 as well.