GEORGETOWN — A former Scott County High School basketball star, whose plans were thwarted three years ago when he was arrested on drug charges, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree robbery.
Scott County sheriff deputies arrested Jonathan "Bud" Mackey, 20, of Georgetown on a warrant charging him with first-degree robbery and fourth-degree assault. Jail officials said charges of escape, third-degree assault of a police officer and criminal mischief were added after the arrest. Sheriff's deputies were not available Tuesday afternoon for comment.
According to the warrant, Mackey and three co-defendants intentionally struck someone numerous times and took items out of the person's pocket. Police say Mackey had a small black pistol in his pants and told the victim she was lucky he did not shoot her.
"The defendant then punched the affiant and then fled the scene," the warrant says.
Police said $520 was stolen from the victim.
Tuesday's arrest would be the third criminal case Mackey has faced since his days as a star basketball player. It also comes three months after Mackey received a suspended one-year sentence and was given two years' probation for a misdemeanor charge in Fayette County.
Mackey was voted the Sweet Sixteen's most valuable player while playing for Scott County's 2007 championship team.
He was charged in September 2007 after police said he had 1.6 grams of rock cocaine in his shoe. Mackey pleaded guilty in August 2008 to an amended charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to two months in jail and community service.
In January, Mackey pleaded guilty in Fayette Circuit Court to a misdemeanor charge of attempted possession of a handgun by a felon. He received a one-year suspended sentence and two years' probation.
Mackey was being booked into the Scott County jail Tuesday afternoon, and bond information was not yet available.