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Detective Kim Rothwell Named Donelson-Hermitage Exchange Club Officer of the Year

5/21/2013

May 21, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Detective Kim Rothwell today was named the Donelson-Hermitage Exchange Club’s 2013 Officer of the Year for her outstanding investigative skills that led to the identification of a serial pharmacy robber.
          
During a six month period from August 2012 through January 2013, there were 13 total pharmacy robberies in Nashville, Goodlettsville and Smyrna.  Detective Rothwell was assigned to a task force representing the Hermitage Precinct.  Her careful examination of evidence from an attempted hold-up at CVS Pharmacy on Lebanon Pike led to the identification of suspect Vastna Keo, 19.  Detective Rothwell obtained an arrest warrant on February 1st charging Keo with attempted aggravated robbery.  She then researched Keo’s associates and developed strong leads as to his whereabouts.  Her efforts paid off when Keo was taken into custody the next day at a Porter Road apartment.
          
During questioning by Detectives Rothwell and Andrew Injaychock, Keo admitted his involvement in four of the pharmacy robberies.
          
Rothwell, 28, began her career with the Nashville Police Department in 2008 and is presently assigned to Hermitage Precinct Investigations’ evening shift.
          
“Due to Detective Rothwell’s outstanding police work, a serial robber is behind bars,” Hermitage Precinct Commander Michele Donegan said.  “Her determination to crack a tough case has made the Donelson-Hermitage area a safer place.”

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Donelson-Hermitage Exchange Club President Wayne Tucker presents Detective Rothwell with a 2013 Officer of the Year commemorative plaque.