Arrest Made After Armed Theft at Grownup Leisure Retailer in Evansville

A Princeton, Indiana man faces multiple charges following a weekend robbery in Evansville.

The robbery occurred on Sunday at Lovers Playground, an adult entertainment store on Main Street.

Dispatch received a call from an employee at Lovers Playground at around 4:00 p.m. Sunday saying the store had just been robbed at gunpoint.

The company said it had withdrawn $ 244.50 from the cash register in addition to other items from the store.

After receiving a description of the suspect and a possible getaway vehicle, an officer saw a suitable vehicle drive down East Virginia Street. Police say the driver of this vehicle was stopped and told the officer that Princeton-born Jessy Shane Barnett, 29, used her vehicle earlier in the day.

According to the EPD, the officers then went to the driver’s address, where Barnett left the back door of the house.

According to police, Barnett was seen throwing a bag in the grass when officers arrived at the house. In the bag were the items from the Lovers Playground and a black pistol, EPD said.

According to the EPD, Barnett admitted to having committed the robbery after being questioned.

Barnett was booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail without bail. He is charged with robbery with a lethal weapon in connection with the incident on Sunday.