Lexington man charged with shoplifting in Murray

A Lexington, Kentucky man was arrested and charged in Murray, Kentucky for shoplifting.

The Murray Police Department was called to a local business on North 12th Street around 8:40 a.m. on reports of a shoplifter who had ran away from the store.

According to witnesses, the shoplifter took a substantial amount of merchandise without paying for it and brandished a knife in the direction of a store employee.

Officers apprehended the suspected shoplifted, Ricky Turner, a short distance from the store.

Turner was arrested and charged with robbery in the 1st degree, fleeing or evading police in the 2nd degree, assault in the 3rd degree on a police officer, terroristic threatening in the 3rd degree, and theft by unlawful taking $500 or more but less than $10,000.

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