Investigation continues in Huk-A-Buk shooting, robbery

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Staff Writer

Five days after being shot by a robbery suspect, Roy Faulkner was still listed in critical condition.

Faulkner, the owner of Huk-A-Buk Pit Barbecue, was shot Wednesday night and at least one suspect was in custody late Monday. That suspect was taken into custody around 9 p.m., Friday and confessed to the crime, Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas said.

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Thomas would not release the individual’s name because of the ongoing investigation. Thomas did say the suspect had been charged with attempted murder and robbery, first degree, and was being held on a $1 million bond for each crime.

Late Friday around 9 p.m. a suspect was taken into custody and confessed to the robbery and shooting of Huk-A-Buk Pit Barbecue owner Roy Faulkner, which occurred Wednesday evening.

Monday afternoon, Thomas said he hopes to release a full statement today.

"We do have other very promising leads in this case," Thomas said. "We hope to bring closure to it very soon."