In Dec. 9 Issue
A Russell Springs man is recovering from injuries and two Bowling Green men are in jail following an armed robbery at a Russell Springs residence Tuesday afternoon.
The alleged robbery happened around 1 p.m. Tuesday at a home on Jewell Street, according to Russell Springs Police Chief Joseph M. Irvin.
Two men forced their way into the residence and assaulted Jessee McEndree and then stole a small safe and a briefcase, according to authorities.
The two men fled the home and left the area in a vehicle which was stopped several minutes later on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway near the first Columbia exit by Columbia Police Officer Bruce McCloud.
Charged with first degree robbery is Steven Davis, 23, and Travis M. Mann, 25, bpth of Bowling Green, according to Russell Springs Assistant Chief Jamie Rogers .
In addition, Mann was served with a parole violation warrant from Warren County and Columbia Police filed charges against Davis for trafficking in marijuana, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and receiving stolen property.
Both men were lodged in the Adair County Jail. A female in the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop was interviewed but was not charged in connection with the robbery, according to police.
The robbery was drug-related as the investigation revealed the safe that was taken from the home on Jewell Street contained a quantity of marijuana, according to police reports. The safe and briefcase were found alongside the parkway a short distance from the traffic stop.
McEndree, the victim of the assault, has not been charged with any criminal offenses at this time, however, police say their investigation continues.
Other officers involved in the investigation and arrests included Russell County Deputy Sheriff Clete McAninch, Russell Springs Police Sgt. Melissa Taylor and Columbia Police Officer Gary Roy.