HARRODSBURG — A Harrodsburg man suspected of robbing a Marathon station in Mercer County before fleeing to Campbellsville on Wednesday night turned himself in to authorities Thursday.
Terrence Lee Walker, 21, is accused of robbing the store on College Street at gunpoint about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday. After less than 24 hours on the run, Walker gave himself up Thursday afternoon at the Mercer County Courthouse.
A store employee said Walker entered the store shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday and waited until the manager went outside. When the employee opened the cash register to make change for a customer, Walker allegedly pointed a handgun at him and took money from the tray.
The store employee and the manager were able to give a detailed description to police.
After the robbery, police received a call from someone who said they had given a ride to a person matching Walker’s description. The caller said the man jumped out of the vehicle in Campbellsville after a police car approached with lights on.
Authorities coordinated Walker’s arrest before he came in to the courthouse about 3 p.m. Thursday. Deputy Sheriff Scott Elder said deputies reached out to Walker’s family and they were able to persuade him to turn himself in without incident.
Walker faces a first-degree robbery charge and is currently being held in the Boyle County Detention Center on a $50,000 cash bond.
Harrodsburg Police Department is continuing to investigate the robbery.