(Cornettsville, KY) – A security guard was held at gunpoint and a pharmacy robbed at a Perry County clinic early Sunday morning. Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a security alarm activation call at the Leatherwood Blackey Clinic in the Cornettsville community at 1:39 a.m. As a trooper was en route to the Cornettsville, a second call came in from a security guard at the clinic advising of a robbery.
Trooper Charles Moore arrived at the clinic and contacted the security guard who had placed the call to Post 13. The security guard advised that he was making his rounds throughout the clinic, when he encountered an armed male subject inside the building. The perpetrator held the guard at gunpoint while entry was made into the clinic pharmacy. Once inside, the unknown male subject took possession of an undetermined amount of prescription medication, and then fled the building on foot. The guard was uninjured.
The individual is described as being a white male, wearing a gray hooded shirt, jeans, and a ski mask. He was also carrying a blue duffle bag. A search of the clinic area did not produce the individual or any assisting evidence. This robbery remains under investigation by Tpr. Charles Moore with KSP Post 13.