Delaware Trooper faces termination

March 20, 2008 8:20:21 AM PDT
State police say the status of a trooper charged in a robbery has been changed from suspended with pay to suspended with the intention to terminate.

Police spokesman Sgt. Joshua Bushweller says the change came after a preliminary hearing was scheduled for 27-year-old Trooper 1st Class HyunJim Kim. The change is status means Kim is no longer being paid.

Kim was arrested March 3 in connection with the Feb. 22 robbery at Wild Quail Country Club near Wyoming. Police say Kim was one of the poker players when three armed men burst in and took about $10,000, car keys and cell phones from the players. According to police, a store video showed Kim purchasing pillowcases used by the robbers to shroud the players.

Kim is charged with 11 counts of first-degree robbery and other charges.

Information from: Delaware State News,