MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY (NewsFirst) — On Thursday, March 14, 2024, at approximately 2:21PM, deputies and detectives responded to Hank Brother’s Tru-Value, located at 3101 Lone Oak Road, for a theft/robbery call.

During the initial investigation, it was learned that 23-year-old Bryson T. Conkwright, of Gilbertsville, Kentucky, had been observed inside of the business by store employees concealing items within his clothing. When confronted, Conkwright discarded the items and fled the business, striking an employee and shoving the employee to the ground during his flight from the business.

Multiple deputies and detectives from the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office began an immediate search of the surrounding area. Conkwright was located a short distance from the business, in the area of Utah Street and Denver Avenue, and commanded to stop. Conkwright fled from law enforcement on foot but was ultimately taken into custody after a brief struggle.

A detective with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office received minor injuries during the altercation with Conkwright. Conkwright was charged with Attempted Robbery 2nd Degree, Fleeing or Evading Police (on foot) 1st Degree, and Assault 4th Degree. Conkwright was also served with an outstanding bench warrant from McCracken County for Failure to Appear, an outstanding arrest warrant from Marshall County for Theft by Unlawful Taking (shoplifting) o/$500 – u/$1000 and a criminal summons from Calloway County for Theft by Unlawful Taking (shoplifting) u/$500.


Bryson T. Conkwright

23 years old

Gilbertsville, KY


Robbery 2nd Degree (Criminal Attempt) – Felony

Fleeing or Evading Police (on foot) 1st Degree – Felony

Assault 4th Degree – Misdemeanor

Bench Warrant – Failure to Appear (McCracken County)

Arrest Warrant – Theft by Unlawful Taking (Shoplifting) o/$500-u/$1000 (Marshall County)

Criminal Summons – Theft by Unlawful Taking (Shoplifting) u/$500 – Calloway County

A photo of Conkwright may be obtained from the McCracken County Regional Jail website.