Whitesburg KY

Alleged Neon robber caught

Police have arrested a 33-year-old Neon man accused of putting a convenience store clerk in a chokehold and demanding money from the store’s cash register in January dark clothing and had a ski mask over his face when he “dragged the clerk around in a chokehold and demanded she open the register (drawer)”shortlybefore9pm on taking an undisclosed amount of cash.

Swindell arrested Ritchie on Tuesday and served warrants charging him with robbery and assault. Ritchie is being held in the Letcher County Jail, Swindall said Tuesday night.

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