UPDATE: Ashland Motel Robber Sentenced

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 6/2/14 @ 1 p.m.
BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) – The Boyd County man charged with robbing an Ashland motel in October 2012 is heading to prison for 20 years.

Jamar Robinson, 26, of Rush, was sentenced Friday in Boyd County Circuit Court.

Robinson held up the Ashland Inn Motel in the 3000 block of Winchester Avenue with a semi-automatic handgun and got away with $124.

The U.S. Marshal Service arrested him in Charleston in February 2013.

A picture from the motel’s surveillance camera that was shown on TV helped capture Robinson.

Prosecutors say Robinson has a prior criminal record that includes malicious wounding.



UPDATE 2/19/13 @ 8:50 p.m.
ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A man wanted in connection with an Ashland motel robbery last fall was arrested Tuesday in Charleston by the U.S. Marshal Service, according to information from Ashland Police.

Jamar D. Robinson, who is in his mid-20s, was awaiting extradition to the Southwestern Regional Jail in Logan County, W.Va.

Robinson was charged last November with the Oct. 5, 2012, armed robbery at the Ashland Inn Motel.

Investigators say he held up the motel in the 3000 block of Winchester Avenue with a semi-automatic handgun and got away with a little bit of cash.

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UPDATE 11/30/12
ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Ashland Police have identified a motel robbery suspect, but they need help in tracking him down.

Police say an arrest warrant has been issued for Jamar D. Robinson, 24.

He is being charged with the Oct. 5 armed robbery at the Ashland Inn Motel.

Investigators say he held up the motel in the 3000 block of Winchester Avenue with a semi-automatic handgun and got away with a little bit of cash.

Police believe he is in the Tri-State area and say he is known to hang out at the University Apartments in Ashland.

Anyone with information about this person is asked to contact the Ashland Police Department at 606-329-1771 or 606-327-2020.



ORIGINAL STORY 10/9/12
ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Police are looking for help in find the man who robbed an Ashland motel early Friday morning.

Ashland Police say the Ashland Inn on the 3000-block of Winchester Avenue was held up about 6:10 a.m. Police say the man was armed with a semi-automatic handgun and got away with small amount of cash.

The suspect had a goatee and was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, dark denim pants, and white beanie cap. Police also say he was about 5’7” and in his early 20’s.

Anyone with information about this person is asked to contact the Ashland Police Department at 606-329-1771 or 606-327-2020.


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