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Man Guilty in Covington Robbery, Passing Out After Stealing Pills

A man was found guilty last week in a robbery and burglary case originating in Covington in 2016.
Walter Williams, 21, was accused of entering a home on the 2000 block of Greenup Street where he and another man demanded pain pills. During the robbery, shots were fired and one of the men struck one of the residents in the head with a gun.
It happened on July 2, 2016.
The residents told police that they recognized Williams's voice and statute, though the suspects had worn masks, and said that he had been on the phone with a woman at the same that she was helping one of the residents pick up a prescription.

Later that day, police were called to the 500 block of Oliver Street for a report of a man passed out on the sidewalk with a gun.

That man turned out to be Williams, who was unconscious and surrounded by loose marijuana and pills.

He also had a .380 KelTec handgun on him.

Williams, police said, later confessed to buying that gun illegally in Bellevue. It had been reported stolen.

Last week's trial lasted three days before a jury found Williams guilty on all charges. The jury recommended a sentence of 10 years.

Final sentencing has yet to be scheduled but is likely to take place in January, Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders said.
-Staff report
Photo via Kenton Co. Detention Center
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