Suspected PFT gunman arrested in Christian County

Joe Lord

The student indicted by a grand jury last month for the October robbery of a student in Pearce-Ford Tower was arrested Nov. 27 in Hopkinsville.

Elizabethtown freshman Steven DeWayne Mayton was charged with first degree robbery and burglary by Hopkinsville police around 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27, campus police Capt. Eugene Hoofer said.

Mayton was still being held in Christian County Jail yesterday, Hopkinsville police spokesman Mike Wood said.

Wood said authorities are waiting for Mayton to brought back to Bowling Green.

Hoofer said he was unaware when that may happen.

Mayton was arrested at 2707 Richard St. in Hopkinsville, Wood said.

Wood did not know how Hopkinsville police found Mayton or if the arrest occurred at Mayton’s residence. Mayton was listed on the Hopkinsville police arrest report as an employee at Hopkinsville Milling, a flour company.

Nick North, a sophomore from Zionsville, Ind., reported Oct. 16 being held at gunpoint and robbed of $150 cash in his 11th-floor dorm room by a man wearing a mask.

North could not be reached for comment yesterday.

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