A woman was charged with robbery after allegedly stealing a man’s cash, wallet and keys using physical force at around 1 a.m. Monday at a home on Woodlawn Drive, according to a Hopkinsville Police Department report.
Yvette R. Simpson, 47, Hopkinsville, was arrested at the home and was charged with second-degree robbery and first-degree strangulation.
The report states police were called to the area in reference to a theft report. Officers spoke with a male victim who reportedly told police that Simpson had strangled him and took his belongings before leaving the home in his vehicle.
The male victim, who told officers he has a physical handicap, stated that Simpson asked him for money, to which he said he did not have any. Simpson then allegedly grabbed him out the chair he was sitting in, threw him on the ground and placed her knee on his throat, the report said.
Simpson then took vehicle keys and $13 worth of cash from his pockets, before also taking his wallet that was sitting on an end table, according to the report.
The victim continued to tell officers that he believed Simpson was heading to East 12th Street to buy “crack,” the report added.
While officers were speaking with the victim, Simpson allegedly returned to the area in the victim’s vehicle and parked at the neighbor’s home, according to the report.
Officers met with Simpson, who allegedly told them that the victim had given her the keys and some money to go to the store.
Police searched Simpson and found the victim’s wallet inside her right jacket pocket, the report stated.
The victim continued to tell officers that Simpson has stolen approximately $2,000 from him over a period of time.
In other reports
Christian County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people on drug charges following a traffic stop at around 5:15 p.m. Friday while on the Pennyrile Parkway for speeding, according to a Christian County Sheriff’s Office release. After searching the vehicle, deputies arrested the driver, Devin Jobe, 26, Henderson, and charged him with speeding 26 miles per hour over the limit, possession of drug paraphernalia and trafficking in marijuana. Deputies also arrested Christina Simmons, 19, Henderson, on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and trafficking in marijuana, the release stated.