For Immediate Release
Lexington Man Indicted for Committing Series of Business Robberies
LEXINGTON, Ky.— A Lexington man was indicted Thursday for robbing several Lexington businesses.
A federal grand jury in Lexington returned an indictment charging 54-year-old Jackie B. Love with five counts of robbery.
The indictment alleges that Love robbed five different business around Fayette County on different occasions, from April 19-25, 2019. During these robberies, the indictment alleges Love unlawfully took, or attempted to take, personal property from the store clerk(s) against their will by means of actual and threatened force, violence, and fear of injury, by taking United States currency from the store when he threatened them with a firearm. Court documents allege that Love was able to take $1,255 collectively. The Lexington Police arrested Love on April 26, 2019.
Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Tommy Estevan, Acting Special Agent in Charge for ATF Louisville Field Division; and Chief Lawrence Weathers, Lexington Police Department, jointly announced the indictment.
The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by ATF and Lexington Police Department. The indictment was presented to the grand jury by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cynthia Rieker.
A date for Love to appear in court has not yet been scheduled. He faces up to 20 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and three years of supervised release. However, any sentence following a conviction would be imposed by the Court after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal sentencing statutes.
Any indictment is an accusation only. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.