Guilty Plea

Kevin Flynn

A Somerset man has pleaded guilty in connection to a pair of recent armed robberies in Pulaski County.

According to court documents obtained by the Commonwealth Journal, Kevin Ray Flynn, 37, entered a guilty plea in late January in Pulaski Circuit Court to two counts of second-degree robbery and one count of third-degree burglary.

Entry of the judgment imposing sentence was postponed and suspended pending a pre-sentence investigation. A hearing is scheduled for March 6 at 10:30 a.m. to determine if Flynn should receive a prison sentence, a sentence of probation, or a sentence of conditional discharge.

“The Court finds that the Defendant understands the nature of the charges against him, that the Defendant’s plea is voluntary, that the Defendant knowingly and voluntarily waives his right to trial by jury, privilege against self-incrimination, and the right of confrontation, and that there is a factual basis for Defendant’s plea,” reads the document.

According to the citation document from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, on January 18, deputies responded to a report of a robbery at the Dollar General Store on West Ky. 80 near the intersection with Ky. 914. There, they learned that a male subject wearing gray sweat pants, a dark jacket with a hoodie, and a bandana entered the store wielding a knife, demanded the employees open the registers, then fled with a quantity of cash.

While investigating the robbery, a witness provided a description of a possible suspect vehicle. Investigators also learned during the course of their probe that a male subject wearing near-identical clothing attempted to rob the Shamrock BP on Ky. 39 approximately one hour before the incident at the Dollar General Store.

Upon further investigation, the suspect vehicle was located at 229 Mark Street. Detectives learned that Flynn resided at that residence and was wanted on a Pulaski Circuit Court indictment.

Flynn was arrested on the warrant and confessed to the robberies during an interview, according to the citation.

Another arrest was made earlier this month of Dasean Johnson, 28, of Market Street, who was charged with two counts of first-degree robbery in connection with the above incidents.

According to Det. Glen Bland of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, Johnson allegedly worked “in tandem” with Flynn in those incidents.

Bland also confirmed that the vehicle allegedly used in the robberies was registered to Johnson.