04/04/08

ROBBERY 2ND

ON 04/01/08 AT APPROXIMATELY 2:25 A.M., ROBERT CRUZ JR. WAS A VICTIM OF A ROBBERY THAT OCCURRED ON SCHNEIDMAN ROAD IN PADUCAH KY. MR. CRUZ WAS RIDING HIS BIKE HOME FROM WORK AND WHEN HE GOT NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF SCHNEIDMAN AND HERZOG ROAD HE WAS APPROACHED BY FOUR MALE SUSPECTS WHO WERE ALSO RIDING BICYCLES. THEY ASSAULTED HIM AND TOOK HIS WALLET. THE STOLEN WALLET CONTAINED SEVERAL CREDIT CARDS THAT BELONGED TO THE VICTIM. ONE OF THE STOLEN CREDIT CARDS WAS USED AT TWO DIFFERENT BUSINESSES IN PADUCAH THAT HAVE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS. DETECTIVES RECOVERED A DVD OF THIS STOLEN CREDIT CARD BEING USED AT THESE BUSINESSES. THE FOUR SUSPECTS WERE IDENTIFIED AS WHITE MALES, TWO IN THEIR MID- TWENTIES AND THE OTHER TWO POSSIBLY BEING JUVENILES. THE TWO ADULTS ARE APPROXIMATELY 6'

TALL AND WEIGH AROUND 165 TO 175 LBS. THERE IS A PHOTO OF THE TWO ADULTS ATTACHED TO THIS RELEASE. IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THIS INVESTIGATION, THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT IS ASKING THEM TO CALL 270-444-4719 OR CRIMESTOPPERS AT 270-443-TELL. INDIVIDUALS GIVING INFORMATION THAT LEADS TO AN ARREST IN THIS CASE COULD RECEIVE A REWARD OF UP TO $1000.

 

THIS IS A FOLLOW UP ON THE ROBBERY THAT HAPPENED ON 04/01/08 ON SCHNEIDMAN ROAD PADUCAH, KY. VICTIM ROBERT CRUZ JR. TWO OF THE FIVE SUSPECTS PICTURES WERE SHOWN ON THE NEWS ASSISTING THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT ALONG WITH THE PADUCAH POLICE DEPARTMENT AND WERE ABLE TO ARREST THESE TWO SUSPECT'S. THE TWO SUSPECT'S WHO WERE ARRESTED ARE AS FOLLOWED, JOSEPH RAY POWELL WHO IS 32 YEARS OLD AND LIVES AT 1320 NORTH 12TH STREET PADUCAH, KY. AND HIS BROTHER JONATHAN S. BAKER HE IS 2O YEARS OLD AND ALSO LIVES AT 132O NORTH 12TH STREET PADUCAH, KY. THEY BOTH CONFESSED TO THE ROBBERY AND USING MR. CRUZ'S CREDIT CARD. THEY WERE BOTH CHARGED WITH ROBBERY IN THE 2ND DEGREE A CLASS C FELONY AND 2 COUNTS OF CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A FORGED INST. IN THE 2ND DEGREE A D FELONY. MR. POWELL AND MR. BAKER ALSO TOLD ME WHO THE OTHER THREE PEOPLE WERE THAT HELP ROB AND USE MR. CRUZ'S CREDIT CARD. ONE IS A 14 YEAR OLD JUVENILE. ALSO JENNIFER L. BRIMHALL WHO IS 25 YEARS OLD THAT RESIDES AT 1301 NORTH 13TH STREET PADUCAH, KY. MS. BRIMHALL IS CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A FORGED INST. 2ND DEGREE. HER BOYFRIEND JERRY STATEN WHO IS 21 YEARS OLD AND LIVES AT 1301 NORTH 13TH STREET PADUCAH, KY. STATEN WAS CHARGED WITH ROBBERY 2ND DEGREE A CLASS C FELONY AND TWO COUNTS OF CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A FORGED INST. 2ND DEGREE A CLASS D FELONY. ALL WERE ARRESTED AND LODGED IN MCCRACKEN COUNTY REGIONAL JAIL EXCEPT THE JUVENILE WHO WAS LODGED TO THE MCCRACKEN COUNTY JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER.

THE MCCRACKEN COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT. WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS TIME TO THANK THE COMMUNITY FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE TO HELP IDENTIFY THESE SUSPECTS. WITHOUT THE ASSISTANCE FROM THE COMMUNITY THE DEPT WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SOLVE SOME CASES. THANK YOU AND WE APPRECIATE ALL THAT YOU HELP US WITH.

 

DETECTIVE R.J. CASKEY