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Henderson Man Arrested After 77-Year-Old Veteran Robbed at Knifepoint

Henderson Police say the suspected robber has served time for robbery twice before this incident.

Posted: Aug 24, 2020 9:38 AM
Updated: Aug 24, 2020 10:39 AM

A Henderson man accused of robbing a 77-year-old veteran of his social security money at knifepoint is now awaiting his court appearance in the Henderson County Detention Center.

According to the Henderson Police Department, the robbery occurred on Aug. 19 while 77-year-old veteran Harold Gary was doing laundry at the laundromat beside Kelly's Market.

Gary said a man, who was later identified as Jason Whitlock, approached him and asked for a ride.

Police say Gary gave Whitlock a ride and that at the end of it, Whitlock pulled a knife on Gary, cutting him on the wrist and taking several hundred dollars - Gary's social security money.

Officers and detectives located Whitlock two days later on Aug. 21 at the Sugar Creek Inn in Henderson, Kentucky.

Whitlock was arrested and booked into the Henderson County Detention Center on a $7,500 bond. He's scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, Aug. 25, where he faces the charge of First Degree Robbery.

Police say Whitlock was sentenced to six years for Robbery in 2007, and that he was sentenced to eight years for Robbery once again in 2014.

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