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Man arrested after gun pointed and shot at Rowan County rest area attendant

By: Brittany Pelletz Email
By: Brittany Pelletz Email


Employees say nothing like this has happened at the Rowan County rest stop off I-64 west before.

Coworkers of this attendant tell WKYT that he was confronting somebody in the parking lot for peaking into windows. Moments later they say the suspect showed up inside the lobby of the rest area.

"The suspect actually pointed a gun at him, demanded that he give him the keys to his vehicle. So he could take his vehicle," says Trooper Joe Veeneman, with Kentucky State Police.

At some point during the attempted robbery, state police confirm the suspect fired a shot. There is now a bullet hole in the ceiling.

"Very lucky that nobody was hurt at all during this attempted robbery. It's a very enclosed area and there's a good chance someone could have gotten hurt," adds Veeneman.

Police were able to arrest their suspect 27-year-old, Gregory Noll of Virginia but not without incident.

"We were able to respond pretty quickly. It's probably because of the location of where post is and in terms of where the rest area is. We were able to respond pretty quickly to take care of the situation," Veeneman says.

Noll now faces first degree robbery, wanton endangerment, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, and resisting arrest. He is in the Rowan County Detention Center. He is expected to appear in court Wednesday.

The rest area attendant is expected back at work for his Tuesday night shift.

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