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Amish Teen Robbed at Gunpoint in Jackson County; Sheriff’s Deputies Launch Search for Suspect


An Amish teenager was reportedly robbed at gunpoint while traveling on Cove Road in Jackson County. The victim, a 16-year-old Amish boy, complied with the suspect’s demands, handing over his wallet containing cash. Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies are now searching for the suspect described as a white male driving a black truck with tinted windows. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

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Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies are actively investigating an armed robbery incident that occurred on Thursday evening, involving an Amish teenager traveling on Cove Road.

Dispatchers received a report just after 5:30 p.m. indicating that an Amish man had been robbed at gunpoint while traversing Cove Road. Upon arrival at the scene, deputies spoke with a father and his 16-year-old son, the victim of the robbery.

According to the victim’s account, he was traveling in his cart with his horse along Cove Road around 4:30 p.m. when a black truck, with tinted windows, pulled up beside him. The suspect, described as an unknown white male, brandished a black firearm and demanded money from the teenager. In compliance with the suspect’s demands, the victim surrendered his wallet containing cash. The suspect then fled the scene, traveling towards Beaver Pike along Cove Road.

Deputies are now actively seeking the whereabouts of the suspect and the vehicle involved in the robbery. The suspect is described as a white male, and the vehicle is believed to be a black, possibly a Dodge Ram 4-door truck, equipped with halo headlights and silver and black aftermarket wheels. However, the suspect’s physical description is limited due to the black mask worn during the incident.

Authorities urge anyone with information relevant to the investigation to contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 740-286-6464. Callers can choose to remain anonymous.