FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56) — A string of robberies believed to have been committed by the same individual ended with a police chase and an arrest of a Lexington man Sunday in Frankfort.

At 7:47 a.m., Frankfort police were called to the 900 block of East Main Street to investigate a reported robbery. Shortly after that, officers were called to a second robbery in progress at the 200 block of Versailles Road.

According to the police, they were able to gather matching physical descriptions of the individual at each robbery.

According to court documents, Maurice Curry Jr., 22, of Lexington, threatened the clerk with a pink Taser and demanded money at the Marathon Gas station on East Main Street. Authorities said Curry then punched the clerk in the face and put his foot on her neck while continuing to strike her before leaving with an unknown amount of cash.

It was then, authorities said, that Curry went to the Shell station on Versailles Road “brandishing a handgun” and ordered a clerk to give him money. Curry allegedly hit the clerk in the face with the gun before leaving with more money, a laptop, and a cellphone.

When Curry pointed a handgun and demanded money from a store clerk at Walgreens on Versailles Road at 8:41 a.m., authorities said that the store’s manager took photos of the thief’s car and reported the direction he was traveling to authorities.


The police said later that morning, officers were dispatched to Mero Street, where a person matching police descriptions was seen sitting in the middle of the road in a vehicle that matched the manager’s description. Curry was allegedly wearing gloves, and counting a large amount of money. A deputy with the sheriff’s office located the vehicle, causing a chase.

Authorities said Curry lost control of the vehicle on U.S. Highway 127, just south of U.S. Highway 60, and wrecked the vehicle, where the police were able to arrest them after a brief chase on foot.

Court documents report that Curry attempted to dispose of his weapon by throwing it over a fence while officers were in pursuit, but it was located shortly after he was apprehended. He was then transported to an area hospital, where he allegedly continued to assault the nurses and threatened to take away the responding officer’s gun “to shoot everyone.”

The Frankfort Police Department took Curry into custody on Saturday morning, and he faces the following charges:

  • First-degree fleeing or evading police
  • Second-degree assault
  • First-degree robbery
  • First-degree assault
  • Tampering with physical evidence
  • Fourth-degree assault
  • Terroristic threatening

He is currently lodged at the Franklin County Regional Jail where he’s being held on a $100,000 bond.

Madylin Goins contributed to this story.