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UPDATE: Morgantown shell station robbery suspect in custody

A shell station in Morgantown was held at gunpoint just before 4AM this morning.
A shell station in Morgantown was held at gunpoint just before 4AM this morning.(Giles Taylor Morgantown Police Chief)
Published: Apr. 14, 2021 at 8:07 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 15, 2021 at 1:34 PM CDT
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MORGANTOWN, Ky. (WBKO) - UPDATE: Morgantown Police Chief Giles Taylor has confirmed the suspect in Wednesday’s armed robbery has been apprehended.

According to Chief Taylor, they had a lead on the suspect within 20 minutes of a post made to Facebook that had a high interaction rate (see below).

The suspect, 22-year-old Steven Baskerville, was taken to the Warren County Jail. Several area agencies participated in the effort to locate Baskerville, earning praise from Chief Taylor. “Thanks Russellville PD, Logan County Sheriffs Office and special thanks to Bowling Green City Police for making the actual arrest,” Taylor posted to Facebook Thursday.

“This was an example of community policing at its finest,” Chief Taylor told 13 News.

From the office of the Chief: Update on yesterdays armed robbery Following several hundred tips and 89000 interactions...

Posted by Giles Taylor PD on Thursday, April 15, 2021

Morgantown Police Chief Giles Taylor is asking for information about a suspect that robbed a Shell Station at gunpoint on South Main Street just before 4 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14.

Authorities said the suspect appears to have tattoos on both hands. He may have gotten away in a dark Ford Mustang with duel racing stripes.

Police are asking for help in identifying the suspect. If you know him or his whereabouts contact local law enforcement immediately.

Morgantown Police consider him armed and dangerous and they ask that you not approach or attempt to apprehend if you see him.

From the office of the Chief: BOLO: be on the lookout Robbery suspect, armed and dangerous. At approximately 3:40 this...

Posted by Giles Taylor PD on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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