TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Robbery Investigation and Arrests in Clay County
Date of News Release: 02/11/2013
(LONDON, KY.) -- On Sunday, February 10, 2013 at approximately 10:49 a.m., the Kentucky State Police received a report of an Armed Robbery at Sharps Grocery on KY 11 North of Manchester in Clay County.
Upon arrival Detective Jeff Senters determined that a white male entered the store and brandished a fire arm while demanding money. The male then fled the store, with an undisclosed amount of cash, and went to a silver Chevrolet passenger car that was waiting nearby.
Upon further investigation Detective Senters was able to identify the main perpetrator as Michael J. Elam, 36, of South Lebanon, OH along with a juvenile who drove the get-away car and a third male identified as Beck Callahan, Jr., 24, of Manchester.
Detective Senters secured warrants of arrest for all three subjects.
Michael J. Elam was arrested by the Montgomery County Ohio Sheriff's Office, on unrelated charges, and then charged with Robbery 1st and Wanton Endangerment in connection with the Robbery in Clay County, KY. Beck Callahan, Jr. was arrested by Detective Senters on the charge of Complicity to Commit Robbery and lodged in the Clay County Detention Center. The juvenile was also taken into custody, charged with Complicity to Commit Robbery, and lodged at a juvenile detention center.
Detective Senters is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by officers of the Kentucky State Police and the Clay County Sheriff's Office.