March 9, 2017 - A man and woman are charged in connection with a Lexington robbery that injured a man in early February. Investigators with the Lexington Police Department charged both Samantha Lowery, 25, and Charles Velazquez-Lopez, 20, with Robbery 1st. Lowery was arrested Wednesday afternoon and Velazquez-Lopez was arrested February 26.
On the evening of Thursday, February 2, officers were dispatched to an apartment building on Village Drive where a man was found suffering injuries to his head. The victim told officers that he was robbed and assaulted by a man and woman, one of whom he knew as an acquaintance. The investigation revealed that Lowery and Velazquez-Lopez used pepper spray on the victim and struck him several times in the head before taking the victim’s wallet and cell phone.
The suspects are currently lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center.