False Robbery Arrest

Time:  12:02 a.m.

Date:  Thursday, July 11, 2013

Location:  Family Video, 414 Lone Oak Road, Paducah

Suspects:     Felipe Lemus, 20, of Jameswood Drive arrested on a charge of felony theft by unlawful taking

                   Jasmine Lemus, 22, of Jameswood Drive arrested on a charge of falsely reporting an incident

 

A Paducah couple has been arrested after an alleged robbery at the woman’s place of employment early this morning.

Jasmine Lemus called police at 12:02 a.m. today and reported she was working at Family Video, 414 Lone Oak Road, and had been robbed at gunpoint. Lemus told officers two white men, one of them with a handgun, had come into the store and took cash from the register.

During questioning later at the police department, Lemus admitted her husband had taken the money and that she had made up the story about the robbery. Her husband, Felipe Lemus, told Det. Anthony Copeland that he had thrown the money out in a wooded area along Lone Oak Road. The money was recovered by police about 6 a.m. today.

Both Jasmine and Felipe Lemus were booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.