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Police investigate robbery, death of 3-month-old

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By Calen McKinney

A man is still on the run after he robbed a local restaurant early Sunday morning.

Arby’s Restaurant in Lake View Shopping Center was robbed at about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, after a man confronted two female employees as they were walking out of the restaurant.

Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette said the women had counted the night’s receipts and placed that money inside a bag to take to a night deposit.

“They were confronted outside by a male person,” Hazlette said. “He physically assaulted them.”

Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel were called to the scene to examine the two employees.

Hazlette said they were shaken up by the incident but not injured. Hazlette said there has been no report that the man had a weapon.

The robber ran from the scene after the assault with an undisclosed amount of money, Hazlette said, and reportedly got inside a vehicle and fled the scene.

Police officers drove around the area in search of the perpetrator, but were unable to locate him.

Hazlette said there might have been a video camera that captured the robbery, though any video might not provide much evidence.

“It was dark,” he said.

Campbellsville Police Officers Bryan Simpson, Scotty Perian and Brian Morgan are continuing the investigation into the robbery.

Death Investigation
Campbellsville Police officers are also investigating the death of a child last Friday, according to Hazlette.

Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel responded to an emergency call at about 6 p.m. that a 3-month-old boy was unresponsive at a home on Mill Street. The infant was treated at Taylor Regional Hospital and later transported to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy for the infant was Tuesday at the state medical examiner’s office in Louisville.

Hazlette said some testing had to be taken to another lab for completion. He said results from the autopsy could be available in a few days.

TRH staff members notified law enforcement of the death after they found evidence that concerned them, Hazlette said. He said the infant’s death hasn’t yet been ruled an accident, a homicide or from natural causes. He said his officers are simply investigating the death.

Campbellsville Police Detective David Tucker is investigating.

Anyone with information about the robbery or death investigation is asked to call the Campbellsville Police Department at 465-4122 or, to remain anonymous, the community tip line at 469-PRIDE.