Estes arrested for Speedway robbery

Published 7:05 pm Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Detectives with the Nicholasville Police Department arrested Colton D. Estes on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in connection with the robbery of a Nicholasville Speedway.

Estes, 24, of Nicholasville, is currently being held at the Jessamine County Detention Center on a charge of robbery in the first degree. The incident took place at the Speedway convenience store located at the corner of North Main and Barnes Street on February 21.

A statement released on Friday by Sgt. Scott Harvey said that a tip led authorities to Estes as a suspect from the surveillance camera footage that was released. The footage showed a man with a black hood over his head and a bandana covering his face beneath his eyes.

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“Cases like this show the power of media coverage, and we are grateful for the public’s help in this investigation,” Sgt. Harvey said in the release.