Tip leads to arrest of alleged Kentucky, Indiana serial robber

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Police say a man believed to be connected to a string of robberies across Kentucky and Indiana is now in custody.

Indiana State Police said they received a tip from Louisville Metro Police that James Daugherty Jr., 48, was in Memphis, Indiana.

Both departments found Daugherty at a Pilot truck stop in a vehicle that came back as stolen from Clark County.

After searching the vehicle, police found four syringes, marijuana, a digital scale, a rubber tourniquet, distilled water, small cotton balls and several small plastic baggies.

Police believe he’s responsible for several March robberies in Owensboro, Elizabethtown, Louisville, La Grange, Corydon, Indiana and Scottsburg, Indiana.

Daugherty was transported and booked at the Clark County Jail on charges including auto theft, possession of syringes, and possession of marijuana.

He also had a warrant for armed robbery in Harrison County, Indiana. 

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