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Pair caught after robbery spree

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By The Staff

SHEPHERDSVILLE - A robbery spree starting in Bullitt County on Thursday night ended several hours later in Jefferson County.

Two individuals have been arrested and will face charges in both counties.

According to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, the first robbery attempt was at the Red, White and Blue convenience store on Joy Drive, next to the old Bullitt Bowl.

McGaha said Desiree Jackson, 25, and Brenton Wayne Dodson, 28, allegedly went to that store around 11:40 p.m. on Thursday but could not get into the business.

Sgt. Ken Bernardi of the Shepherdsville Police Department said the pair then visited the newly-reopened Waffle House on Paroquet Springs Drive around midnight.

An undetermined amount of cash was taken. Bernardi said Shepherdsville police then placed a description of the suspects and their vehicle on the dispatch.

McGaha said the pair then went to a home on North Lakeview Drive near the county line and allegedly went to a home and pointed a gun at the resident. The detective said the girl knew someone at the home so it was not a random break-in attempt.

Unsuccessful as the man closed the door on them, they allegedly went to the BP Station for another robbery on Blue Lick Road. An undetermined amount of cash was taken from the business.

The duo then left Bullitt County and proceeded into Jefferson County.

Robbery attempts were allegedly made at the Waffle House next to Wal-Mart and also on Fern Valley Road, , the Circle K convenience store on Fern Valley Road, and the Thornton’s on Fern Valley Road.

The man and woman were later arrested by Louisville Metro Police and were taken to Louisville Metro Corrections.

Jackson, who lives in northern Bullitt County, and Dodson, of Valley Station, were being charged with one count of first-degree burglary and another count of third-degree burglary, according to McGaha.

He said charges would also be taken by Shepherdsville and Hillview police departments for the robberies in their cities.

“It was very fortunate that no one got hurt,” said McGaha.

The investigation continues. Shepherdsville Police, Hillview Police, Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department and Louisville Metro Police are all working on the investigation.