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Arrest Made in Graves Armed Robbery
By West Kentucky Star Staff
GRAVES COUNTY - An arrest has been made in connection with an armed robbery on Easter Sunday in Graves County.

The clerk at the Stop and Go Food Mart at KY 131 and Hwy 58 reported that a heavy set black male wearing a distinctive hoodie and bandana partially covering his face entered the store, threatened to shoot the clerk and demanded money.
 
The suspect fled the area on foot. Graves Sheriff’s deputies responded as well as Kentucky State Police.
  
Surveillance footage of the suspect from the store was recovered, as well as additional evidence. The Carlisle County Sheriff’s Office and Calloway County Sheriff’s Office sent K-9’s to the scene. The track yielded additional evidence, including that the suspect most likely had a vehicle parked nearby.

On Monday, Graves Sheriff’s deputies spoke to residents of Sharon Church Road and Ash Drive, about 15 miles from the robbery. They noticed articles of clothing discarded in the weeds, including a hoodie and bandana. They recognized the clothing from news reports and a photo on the departments Facebook page. 

Deputies also learned that a man living at a home on nearby Greg Street fit the description, and had been seen pulling into that residence during the time of the robbery.
 
On Tuesday afternoon, deputies went to the home and located a man hiding in a back bedroom. Twenty-six year old Darius Harrison was found to have a quantity of cocaine on his person.  An indoor marijuana growing operation and several marijuana plants were found in another bedroom of the home. 
 
Harrison is a convicted felon for burglary, drug and other convictions. Two firearms were located at this residence during the investigation. One was a .380 caliber semi automatic pistol that had been reported as stolen from McCracken County in 2017.
 
Additional evidence was also obtained that implicates Harrison in the armed robbery on Sunday evening.
 
A female that was located at this residence was identified as being 26-year-old Colleen Miller.

Both were arrested and taken to the Graves County jail.

Two small children were found in the home and were placed into the custody of a family member.

Published 08:15 PM, Wednesday Apr. 24, 2019
Updated 08:39 PM, Thursday Apr. 25, 2019

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