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Olive Hill man, 19, suspected in park theft

Dec. 20, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

OLIVE HILL, Ky. -- An Olive Hill man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a robbery at the Carter Caves State Resort Park last August, according to Kentucky State Police.

Shawn Knipp, 19, of Olive Hill has been charged with theft by unlawful taking and transported to the Carter County Detention Center, according to the release.

Knipp was the on-duty clerk and reported victim of a robbery on Aug. 25 at the lodge. He told authorities money was taken from him and the cash register at the lodge, according to the release.

The investigation revealed numerous inconsistencies between statements made to detectives and evidence located at the scene, according to the release. The case was presented to a Carter County grand jury.