PINEVILLE — Indictments have been handed down on the four individuals who were allegedly involved in a home invasion approximately one month ago. Whitney D. Brock, Whitney R. Cain, Joshua Hubbard, all of Pineville, and Demetrice Mario Osborne of Evarts (Harlan County), Ky., were all indicted on first-degree robbery.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Tyson Lawson stated another individual was charged during the investigation, but she was a minor at the time of the incident, so her name cannot be released.
The alleged robbery took place at the home of Kelsey Smith of Jenson. Smith and Margaret Inman were the alleged victims of the robbery.
Lawson said the victims told him that Brock came to Smith’s residence and bummed a cigarette. A short time later, someone knocked on the door again. When the door was opened, three people came into the residence and held down Smith and Inman, assaulted them, and took Smith’s purse.
Lawson said the suspects fled in a white car and traveled in the direction of Pineville. A search warrant was obtained to search the vehicle after he found it in the Wallsend community.
Smith’s wallet along with money and credit cards was located, according to Lawson.
Lawson arrested Brock, Cain, and Osborne at an apartment in Wallsend. After the investigation continued, it was discovered that the owner and driver of the alleged getaway vehicle was Hubbard.
Brock, Hubbard and Osborne remain in custody at the Bell County Detention Center. Cain was released on Feb. 15.