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2 brothers accused of holding up a Ky. Walgreens store

Delvonte Copeland (Source: McCracken County Jail) Delvonte Copeland (Source: McCracken County Jail)
Delquan Copeland (Source: McCracken County Jail) Delquan Copeland (Source: McCracken County Jail)
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

Two Kentucky brothers are facing robbery and kidnapping charges in connection to a Paducah Walgreens robbery in early August.

Police say the two teenagers were arrested at the McCracken County Courthouse about 9 a.m. Wednesday when they showed up for a court appearance on unrelated charges.

Delquan Copeland, 18, and Delvonte Copeland, 19, both of Eddyville, Kentucky were both charged with first-degree robbery and kidnapping in connection to the August 7 robbery.

The brothers were charged with kidnapping because police say they forced a Walgreens clerk at gunpoint from the middle of the store to the front cash register.

Detective Sgt. Brian Laird said state statute allows for the kidnapping charge, "Anytime you restrict someone's movement by threat or coercion, or if you physically move them to commit a felony."

Detectives followed up on several leads, one of which led them to get a search warrant for a home in Lyon County where the two were staying.

Investigators say they found two guns at the home believed used in the Walgreens robbery.

According to police, a juvenile was charged with complicity to robbery last week in connection with the case.

The brothers were taken to the McCracken County Jail.

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