After a standoff, a man from South Dakota was arrested for reportedly shooting a gun in a gas station store, and it was discovered that he was wanted for sexual assault of a minor.
According to reports, around 8:30 am on November 16, a man walked into the Airport Market in Stanton, Kentucky.
The owner of the store reported that the person came into his store and pulled out a gun. The man allegedly asked for cigarettes before ordering the owner to call the authorities. One gunshot was allegedly fired at the ceiling.
The Powell County Sheriff’s Office sent deputies to the site. When they arrived, they said that the person they were seeking was sitting inside his vehicle, and they assumed that he was in possession of a firearm.
The police reportedly tried to coax the suspect out of the car for almost an hour. When he eventually emerged from the vehicle, he was identified as 72-year-old Craig Worm from South Dakota.
When the police investigated the alleged robbery, they reportedly discovered that Worm purposely performed the act so the police would be forced to the scene.
They allege that Worm wanted to commit “suicide by cop.”
Worm was taken into custody and incarcerated at the Powell County Detention Center. He is being charged with six counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, and one count of first-degree robbery.
When it was learned that Worm was accused of sexually assaulting a minor in South Dakota, the police asserted that Worm was in Kentucky trying to escape from prosecution.
Regarding the sexual assault allegations, the Kentucky authorities said they are working with law enforcement in South Dakota.
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