A Jessamine County man who tried to find work in law enforcement while allegedly robbing Danville businesses has been indicted by a Boyle County grand jury.
Justin Elliott, 21, of Nicholasville is charged with four counts of first-degree robbery for allegedly using a gun to rob Brookcove Center, Super 8, Country Hearth Inn and Comfort Suites in late January and early February.
Elliott, who also is suspected in three armed robberies in Nicholasville, was arrested after he allegedly robbed Country Hearth at gunpoint on Feb. 8.
Officers from Danville and Nicholasville had Elliott under surveillance as the robbery occurred and took him in to custody a short time later. He confessed to the Danville robberies, police said.
Along with money from the robbery and a gun, officers said they found an application for the Danville Police Department in Elliott’s car and later learned that he had interviewed for a job with the Boyle County Sheriff’s Department in January. He previously had worked part-time as a 911 dispatcher in Jessamine County.
Two other Nicholasville residents also were indicted in connection with the robberies. Christopher L. Carter, 36, and Angela Dawn Carter, 37, were each charged with a single count of first-degree robbery, apparently for driving the getaway car during two of the hold-ups.
Christopher Carter is charged in the Feb. 1 robbery of Brookcove Center on Ky. 33. Angela Carter allegedly drove the car used in the Country Hearth robbery.
“I don’t think either one of them ever got out of the car or handled a weapon,” Commonwealth’s Attorney Richie Bottoms said.