Barber 11 20UPDATE: MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/20/17) — An arrest has been made in connection to a robbery that occurred Tuesday at the East Center Street BP gas station in Madisonville.

Madisonville Police Department reported officers from Hopkinsville Police Department were in pursuit of 32-year-old Joshua Allen Barber Sunday afternoon on unrelated theft charges.

MPD reported HPD found Barber to be in a vehicle reported stolen from Hopkins County earlier Sunday.

MPD Detective C.P. Haynie indicated several area residents called in tips that led to the identification of the suspect after releasing video surveillance of the incident. 

Barber was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery and convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

Barber was also charged with parole violation, receiving stolen property ($10,000 or more), tampering with physical evidence and fleeing from police on foot. He was listed as being held in Christian County Jail this morning without bond.


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UPDATE: MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/15/17) — City police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man in connection to Tuesday night’s robbery at the East Center Street BP.

A white man in his mid to late 20s went into the store at 6:50 p.m. brandishing a small, silver handgun and ordered the workers to “open the register and give him all the money,” and then fled on foot toward Hodge Street with about $500, MPD stated in a press release.

Two customers were in the store when the incident happened.

He is described as a 5-foot-3 to 5-foot-6 white male, wearing black and white shoes, dark pants, an olive/drab shirt, blue bandana and a black jacket with a hood.

Police also indicated the man had a slender build and brown hair.

MPD reported a video of the incident would be released. It will be posted when available.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective C.P. Haynie at (270) 821-1720.

Police released surveillance video footage showing the suspect going to the back of the store. He pointed the weapon toward workers at the counter, taking the cash from the register and then throwing the cash drawer onto the floor before leaving.

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/14/17) — Multiple police units were inside the BP gas station along East Center Street in Madisonville at 7 p.m.

The store apparently was robbed at gunpoint, and the alleged suspect fled on foot behind the business with an unknown amount of cash.

BP workers at the scene appeared to be shaken up, but the manager said everyone was OK.

Cops are currently combing the vicinity for any sign of the suspect.

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Doreen Dennis
SurfKY News Director
Region 2

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