SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT) – The work of several law enforcement agencies has ended with a man behind bars, accused of two robberies in the Pulaski County area.
The Pulaski County Major Crimes Task Force conducted an investigation into the robbery of the Apples Wine and Spirits store on Dec. 28 in Somerset, and the robbery of a Cash Express in Burnside on Jan. 7.
Using surveillance video and other evidence from the scenes, investigators say they were able to determine that the same person committed both robberies. Surveillance video also led detectives to identifying a Lexus passenger that was used during the Cash Express robbery.
According to law enforcement officials, that vehicle was registered to 39-year-old Douglas Meadows.
Detectives executed a search warrant on Meadows’ home on Hall Hollow Road on Jan. 10, where they say they found Meadows hiding in the attic. Investigators say they also found clothing that matched what was worn during the robberies, as well as a weapon used in both robberies.
According to detectives, Meadows confessed to both robberies.
Meadows was arrested and charged with two counts of robbery. Additionally, Meadows was served with a McCreary County warrant for arrest.
He was taken to the Pulaski County Detention Center.