Campbellsville man arrested after multiple robberies Thursday night

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Richard Conner faces five counts of first-degree robbery

By Zac Oakes


A Campbellsville man was arrested on five counts of first-degree robbery following a series of robberies that occurred Thursday night. 

According to a report from the Campbellsville Police Department, Richard Conner, 39, was arrested just a little after 10:30 p.m. Thursday night near Bell Court. He faces five counts of first-degree robbery, disorderly conduct, terroristic threatening, and menacing, according to the report. 

The events began, according to the report, when an individual, later determined to be Conner, held three individuals at knifepoint near Campbellsville University. The three individuals, described as students of Campbellsville University in a mass email sent to CU students, faculty, staff and coaches, were forced into a car and transported to an ATM where Conner allegedly forced them to withdraw money, according to the report. 

The students were not harmed and cooperated with the law enforcement investigation. 

Later, at approximately 9:55 p.m. according to the report, Conner threatened a clerk at Convenient on South Central Avenue with a knife, and then fled the scene. More reports came in after that alleging that a man robbed two different individuals in the area of Kerr and Carden Streets off South Central Avenue. 

Officers with the Campbellsville Police Department and Taylor County Sheriff’s Office were able to locate Conner and arrest him near Bell Court around 30 minutes after the last incident. 

Campbellsville Police Detective Jonathon Leigh is the investigating officer on the case. 

Conner was arrested in Sept. 2017 after stabbing a 17-year-old male on Davis Street.