“The Grand Jury handed down a two-count indictment,” said 56th Circuit Commonwealth’s Attorney G.L Ovey, who said Hooks “took prescription medication and cash from Mr. Choat. I have requested that Mr. Hooks be held without benefit of bond.”
Hooks is formally charged with capital murder and first-degree robbery, which is a Class B felony. Ovey says the last charge was filed because Hooks reportedly took cash and prescription medications from Choat when he went to Choat’s residence on New Hope Road the day of Choat’s death.
Ovey confirmed that Hooks confessed to the shooting while being held at the Daviess County Detention Center shortly after being arrested in a bank robbery that occurred in Owensboro on Aug. 30.
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