Randal Rolston is a young man…only 19 with a fiancé, and he says he's got his whole life ahead of him. But now he says he'll likely spend the next foreseeable future here in jail. He's accused of robbing the Advance Auto Parts in Corbin Tuesday night and he admits to me it was a terrible mistake.
“Yeah I did it. I'm not going to deny it,” says Randy J. Rostron, Armed Robbery Suspect.
Randy Rolston realizes he's in big trouble for what he calls a quick decision to get some cash.
“It was stupidity,” says Rostron.
Police say Rolston and 26 year old Jeremy Forler held up the Corbin store and locked a few employees in a restroom.
“Oh, we was hanging out. He kept saying, needing money, needing money, I didn't want him to go by himself,” Rostron told WYMT.
So he says they chose Advance Auto to rob with loaded guns. A few employees were the only ones inside.
“We was just going to lay them down on the ground and take off. Neither of us meant anything by it. The guns were loaded by they weren't cocked,” says Rostron.
Police got a description of him and Forler, but he didn't think he would be caught. Now he says the direction of his life isn't right.
“Have to get right with the man upstairs, cause evidently things aren't working with the way I want to do it,” says Rostron.
Police say they recovered some things from the robbery including weapons but they did not recover any cash.