LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man being held in jail on other charges has been tied to five armed robberies.
Louisville Metro police filed the charges against Matthew Stephon Epperson, 23, of Louisville, on March 2.
According to arrest reports Epperson committed the robberies between Dec. 16 and Dec. 28, 2014. Police say Epperson displayed a semi-automatic handgun when in the first three robberies, but used a fixed blade knife in the last two. All of the robberies were committed at convenience stores.
Police recovered the handgun used in the crimes.
Epperson has been in jail since Feb. 10 on charges and illegal sex act with a minor under the age of 16 and rape.