One Jailed, One Sought from Huck's Robbery
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH; UNION CITY - One person is in jail and another is being sought in connection to last month's armed robbery of Huck's convenience store on Benton Road.

Store employees told deputies on April 17 that two men entered the store early that morning wearing masks that partially concealed their faces, and demanded money from the cash registers. One suspect reportedly fired a handgun inside the store while making demands. Witnesses say the men also took a wallet belonging to a customer in the store. 

On May 2, Union City Police contacted the McCracken County Sheriff's Department because they were investigating a similar crime and the two robberies might be connected. Detectives identified two men as suspects: 28-year-old Keith Milton Patterson of Westport, Tennessee, and 42-year-old Stephen Joshua Rogers of Huntingdon, Tennessee. 

Rogers was arrested in Tennessee on Monday, while Union City Police and Carroll County Sheriff's Detectives searched Patterson's home. They say evidence was found related to both robberies, along with evidence of methamphetamine use. 

McCracken County Sheriff's Detectives went to the Obion County Jail and interviewed Rogers on Tuesday, and say he admitted to his involvement in the Paducah robbery. Police in Tennessee are still looking for Patterson.

Warrants were issued on Wednesday charging Rogers and Patterson with two counts of 1st degree robbery. Patterson was also charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. 

Anyone with information on Patterson's whereabouts should contact their local law enforcement agency.

Sheriff Matt Carter praised the cooperation of agencies in both states during the investigation.

Carter said, "It is also a continual reminder of how illegal drugs, especially methamphetamine, have a direct correlation to many other crimes as proven true in this case pursuant to the investigation. Vigorous drug enforcement efforts will continue to be one of our top priorities as I believe it  prevents crimes, helps those addicted, and hold those accountable that choose to prey on the addicted by trafficking this poison."

Published 02:46 PM, Wednesday May. 15, 2019
Updated 10:04 PM, Thursday May. 16, 2019

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