Update: Grace on the Hill church damaged during burglary

Police are following a few leads that they hope will provide insight into who was responsible for a break-in and vandalism rampage inside Grace on the Hill Methodist Church in Corbin last Wednesday. The debris has been cleared but much of the damage caused by the thieves remained visible to anyone walking through the building. [...]

Workout Anytime targeted by burglars early Monday

A new Corbin business has yet to open its doors to the public and it has already been a burglary victim. Officials with Workout Anytime Corbin in the Forest Hills Shopping Center said a man and woman broke into the neighboring storefront Monday morning. The area is being used as an office while the gym [...]

Tenn. woman, accused of shooting caged dog during burglary, appears in court

Dena Brooke Baird

A Tennessee woman, who allegedly shot a dog during a 2015 burglary attempt in Whitley County, pleaded not guilty to her charges during her arraignment Tuesday morning in Whitley Circuit Court.

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Tennessee woman returned to Ky. to answer charge of animal torture

A Tennessee woman, who allegedly shot a dog during a 2015 burglary attempt in Whitley County, has been returned to Kentucky to answer her charges. On Aug. 9, Whitley County Sheriff’s Department Court Security Officer Donnie Witt Jr. transported Dena Brooke Baird, 28, of Duff, Tennessee, to the Whitley County Detention Center where she is [...]

Williamsburg man charged with burglary at Corbin apartment complex

A Williamsburg man was arrested Thursday morning in connection with a burglary complaint at a Corbin area apartment complex. Knox County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 20-year-old Johnathan O’Quinn on one count of second-degree burglary. According to Deputy William Stewart, the department’s public affairs officer, deputies were called to Elaine Court Apartments off of Standard Avenue about [...]

Corbin man charged with burglarizing family member’s home

A Corbin man was arrested Monday after police say he was caught in the act of taking firearms from a family member’s home in Keavy. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 43-year-old Paul Jackson, Jr. on one count of first-degree burglary. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said deputies were called to the scene [...]

Homeowner shoots suspected burglar

A Corbin man who was shot Friday morning by a homeowner who reported finding him inside his residence made his first appearance before a judge Monday. Forty-year-old Otis Kemp pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking of the value of $500 or more but less than $10,000, first-degree criminal mischief, [...]

Arrest warrant issued for suspect in Browning Acres burglary

Whitley County law enforcement asked for, and received the public’s help to make an arrest in connection with a vehicle burglary Sunday morning on Browning Acres Road. Constable Ron “Bubba” Bowling said following the release of the information and video footage showing an individual walking up the driveway of the home where the burglary took [...]

Whitley County law enforcement seeking public’s help to catch burglar

Whitley County law enforcement is asking for the public’s help to identify the man who broke into a vehicle outside a home on Browning Acres Road Sunday morning. According to Constable Ron “Bubba” Bowling the individual walked up the driveway of the home and got into the truck to take several high dollar video cameras, [...]

New details, possible motive emerge in double homicide case

Paul Parsons is charged with two counts of murder and burglary in connection with an early morning shooting Wednesday.

A Corbin man, who is charged with shooting and killing two people early Wednesday morning at a residence just outside the Corbin city limits, had been at the same residence days earlier to confront at least one of the people living there about supposedly robbing him, according to court documents.

“He stated he was unarmed but wanted to ‘beat their *$$,” Kentucky State Police Detective James Royal wrote on Paul E. Parsons arrest citation about his earlier visit to the home.

About 3:28 p.m. Wednesday, Parsons, 47, was charged with two counts of murder and first-degree burglary in connection with the shooting deaths of Denver Nicely, 47, of Corbin, and Joshua C. Wernicke, 29, of Keavy.

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