Women Arrested In Separate Armed Robberies

By: Denny Trease Email
By: Denny Trease Email

It's a well documented fact that men commit far more armed robberies than women, but it must have been ladies day in London yesterday when two well-armed women allegedly robbed separate businesses just three hours apart.

Police say 19-year old Jessica Ball was wielding a knife when she walked into a London Subway and demanded money. She was quickly arrested while doing some shopping in the Wal-Mart across the street.

Police say 20-year old Shasta Vaughn later robbed the Plaza Drug Store at gunpoint, demanding drugs. A good description by an employee plus surveillance video made it easy to identify Vaughn, but apprehending her was much more difficult.

Vaughn lead them on a chase through the back woods of Laurel County on an ATV before she was apprehended.

The two women are both being held at the Laurel County Detention Center from which Shasta Vaughn was only recently released.


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  • by david peterson Location: woodbine on Sep 28, 2008 at 07:11 PM
    I love Shasta with all I have in me.I hope she finds god soon..She needs locked (not to be mean) up maybe she will have time to think about her life and our child... It's a shame people rob, steal and lie just for drugs and its there own family who suffers the shame of there habit,Shasta remember i and your baby does love you and god does to.
  • by MIMI Location: Corbin on Sep 27, 2008 at 08:38 PM
    To bad that they had to do this for their addictions
  • by betty peterson Location: corbin on Sep 27, 2008 at 08:33 PM
    Shasta vaughn deserves to be in jail she is a thief and a pill head she works at native pride bingo hall in corbin and is always high and wanting people to get her pills
  • by Mammy on Sep 8, 2008 at 12:59 AM
    Oh Jack, they sure do.
  • by Amanda Location: London, KY on Sep 7, 2008 at 06:55 PM
    Its ashame to see two girls you went to school with, turn out like this. With such good future ahead of them. Too bad they wont get alot of time behind bars because they both deserve it.
  • by sam Location: corbin on Sep 7, 2008 at 06:15 PM
    Boy how many more times do we have to read and hear about Shasta Vaughn in the news before they finally get her help?
  • by shannon Location: williamsburg on Sep 7, 2008 at 06:11 PM
    i was working at the subway in london when it was robbed, scary yes she was needing money bad for something and im glad she wasnt able to get it, and her crazy self didnt hurt anmyone
  • by me Location: berea on Sep 7, 2008 at 12:38 PM
    good to know 2 more idiots are off the streets. Too bad they won't get much jail time for their crimes.
  • by Jack Location: Pike County on Sep 7, 2008 at 08:44 AM
    In case nobody has noticed, women become addicts the same as men do.
  • by Mammy Location: London on Sep 6, 2008 at 11:23 PM
    Drugs. Again. The other one wanted to go shopping. Ladies, just tell me why? Is this one of those things that just hit you and seemed like a good idea at the time?

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