In a swift response to a reported armed robbery at a local store, authorities in Owensboro apprehended a suspect just hours after the incident, according to law enforcement officials.On Tuesday afternoon, Henderson Police received a distress call from the Cricket Wireless store located near Highway 41, reporting an armed robbery where a man brandishing a firearm demanded valuables. Within a short span of time, the police successfully detained the alleged perpetrator, who has since been identified as Maurice Watkins. Watkins is charged in Henderson of Robbery as well as additional robbery charges in other counties. He is being held on a $100,000 bond in the Daviess County Jail.

Details of the Arrest

Owensboro Police Department (OPD) reports the apprehension of a local man following an armed robbery on Tuesday April 16th. While specifics are limited, authorities confirm the suspect threatened a store employee with a firearm and stole property. Thankfully, there were no reported injuries [1].

Potential Charges and Penalties

Armed robbery is a Class B felony in Kentucky, carrying a potential sentence of 10-20 years in prison [2]. The specific charges filed will depend on the details of the case, including:

  • Whether the suspect displayed a real firearm or a replica.
  • The value of the property stolen.
  • Whether any injuries occurred during the robbery.

Importance of Legal Representation

If you are facing armed robbery charges in Kentucky, it is crucial to seek legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can:

  • Analyze the prosecution’s case and identify potential weaknesses.
  • Explore all possible defense strategies, including challenging the evidence or negotiating a plea bargain.
  • Represent you in court and fight for your rights.

John Olash – Protecting Your Rights in Kentucky

John Olash is a Louisville-based criminal defense attorney with a proven track record of success. He is dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused and achieving the best possible outcome in their cases.

Do you need a criminal defense lawyer in Kentucky?

If you or someone you know has been arrested for a crime like robbery or other crimes and need a Defense Lawyer in Owensboro, Kentucky, contact John Olash at (502) 419-4384 for a free consultation.


  1. Owensboro Police Department Press Release
  2. Kentucky Revised Statutes: Link to Kentucky Revised Statutes on Robbery: (Please note this link is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice)