A man charged with robbing motels in Danville has been charged with robberies in Nicholasville as well.
Justin K. Elliott, 21, of Nicholasville, was arrested overnight Monday in Boyle County after an armed robbery at Country Hearth Inn.
He faces three counts of armed robbery from Nicholasville police and four robbery charges from Danville police.
Nicholasville police officer Scott Harvey said cooperation between the departments paid off.
“The description was similar, so we started talking with Lexington,” Harvey said. “Danville was kind of brought into it (Monday) night when our agency had Elliott under surveillance, and we followed him into Danville, and we always notify agencies when we cross jurisdictional lines to let them know what we’re doing.”
Police believe Elliott robbed the BP station on Etter Drive in Nicholasville on Jan. 18, Eli’s Shell station on Etter Drive on Jan. 22, both at knifepoint, and the Shell station on Elizabeth Drive at gunpoint on Jan. 28.
Late Monday night, while under surveillance, Elliott allegedly tried to rob the Country Hearth Inn in Danville, and police moved in.