Crime

Teen charged in 5 Lexington armed robberies

Lexington police on Monday charged a 19-year-old man in five armed robberies that have been committed over the past few months.

Lavonta Mejello Davis is accused of robbing Common Grounds on Hartland Parkway on Aug. 26 and Oct. 1, Krispy Kreme on Richmond Road on Sept. 6, Dairy Mart at 155 East Reynolds Road on Oct. 5 and Subway at 630 East Main Street on Oct. 9, according to a news release.

Davis already was being held in the Fayette County Detention Center on a series of charges including receiving stolen property, escape, tampering with a prisoner monitoring device, resisting arrest, drug possession and traffic violations.

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