Crime

Man who police say was shot during Lexington robbery is released on bond

The man police said was shot while trying to rob the owner of a towing service was released from jail on bond less than a day after being booked, officials said.

Darrell Wayne Strunk, 35, was booked at the Fayette County jail about 5 p.m. Wednesday. He bonded out around 3 p.m. Thursday.

He is charged with one count of first-degree robbery and three counts of non-payment of fines. Strunk and another man, whom police had not identified Thursday, tried to rob the owner of B&N Towing on Lilse Drive at gunpoint, according to court documents.

The towing company owner also had a gun. Police said Strunk was shot; he was arrested when he showed up at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington on Wednesday — nine days after the attempted robbery.

Strunk's bond was set at $10,000 for the robbery charge, jail spokeswoman Jennifer Taylor said. He appeared to have paid part of the bond in cash and part as property bond, meaning officers can seize his property if he does not show up at court, she said.

Strunk was out on bond for a similar charge when the incident at the towing company occurred. Taylor said Strunk had paid $10,000 bond in June for another charge of first-degree robbery.

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