Between the hours of midnight and 7 a.m. on Sunday, 22-year-old Maurice Curry reportedly robbed a liquor store and two gas stations in Lexington. Later that morning, Frankfort police linked Curry to three additional robberies that took place between 7:47 a.m. and 8:41 a.m. in Frankfort.
He was eventually apprehended by authorities after a brief police chase on U.S. Highway 127. According to court documents, he tried to get rid of his gun by throwing it over a fence while running from the police.
Before being booked into the Franklin County Regional Jail, he was taken to an area hospital, where the police claim he continuously assaulted nurses and threatened to take an officer’s gun and “shoot everyone.”
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Following the Frankfort arrest, Curry was charged with:
- First-degree fleeing or evading police
- Second-degree assault
- First-degree robbery
- First-degree assault
- Tampering with physical evidence
- Fourth-degree assault
- Terroristic threatening
Lexington police told FOX 56 that Curry is now facing four additional counts of first-degree robbery, three counts of second-degree assault, and three counts of intimidating a participant in the legal process.
He is currently lodged at the Franklin County Regional Jail, where he’s being held on a $100,000 bond.