Two Corbin residents charged with robbery at the Corbin Walmart last week made their first appearance in Laurel District Court Monday.
Seth Harville, 26, and Chelsea Kay Roark, 25, came before Judge John Chappell for arraignment on charges of first-degree robbery.
Not-guilty pleas were entered and Chappell set each defendant’s bond at $50,000 cash.
Chappell set the case for a preliminary hearing to determine whether there is probable cause to present the case to a grand jury for Tuesday.
Harville and Roark were arrested Friday afternoon after a series of tips to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department’s Facebook named them as the suspects shown in still imagines and videos of the incident posted on the site, and provided information concerning their whereabouts.
“We had been inundated with tips, most of them giving the same names,” said Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer.
Acting on that information provided Friday, Acciardo said deputies, led by Sheriff John Root, surrounded a residence on Mazie Road off of Wise Owl Road in the Keavy community and ordered the duo to surrender.
“(Harville) came running out the back door,” Acciardo said, adding a scuffle ensued and deputies used a Tazer to subdue Harville.
Roark was found inside the residence and taken into custody without incident.
Deputies arrested two other individuals inside the residence.
Acciardo said 29-year-old Kyle Holland was charged with second-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension as he allegedly knew Harville was being sought by authorities. In addition, Holland was served with a Laurel District
Court bench warrant charging him with failure to appear in court on two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.
Misty Harville, 27, of London, was also served with an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear in Laurel District Court.
Acciardo said the robbery occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. when a Walmart loss prevention officer approached the duo as they attempted to leave the store.
Loss prevention had allegedly observed the duo taking assorted items including a flashlight, makeup and fingernail clippers.
While the loss prevention officer was speaking with the female, Acciardo said video surveillance shows the male subject come up behind him and punch him numerous times.
The duo then fled the store.
Surveillance from the parking lot shows them leaving in what appears to be an older model white Ford Escape SUV.
The loss prevention officer was transported to the hospital for treatment of what Acciardo described as serious injuries.
Harville and Roark remain in the Laurel County Correctional Facility.
Under Kentucky law, first-degree robbery is a Class B felony, carrying a potential prison sentence of 10 to 20 years.