Theft becomes robbery when getaway car turned into weapon

What would have been a simple misdemeanor theft charge became first-degree robbery after police say a Corbin man hit and injured an auto parts store employee that attempted to foil his getaway last Thursday afternoon. Twenty-eight-year-old Christopher Millard pleaded not guilty to the charge at his arraignment Tuesday in Whitley District Court. Judge Fred White [...]

W’burg couple arrested for kidnapping, sex abuse, robbery

A Williamsburg husband and wife are facing kidnapping and sex abuse charges in connection with an alleged New Year's Day incident. Hugh E. Roark, 52, and Tonya Roark, 43, of North Sixth Street, pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping, first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree robbery and fourth-degree assault during their arraignments Tuesday morning. Whitley District [...]

Third suspect arrested in ‘staged’ gas station robbery

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the third suspect in the staged robbery at the Marathon gas station off of Exit 29 in north Corbin on November 30. According to Sheriff John Root, deputies arrested 19-year-old Daniel Cornelius of London at approximately 5 p.m. Detectives Kevin Berry and Kyle Gray had developed information concerning Cornelius’ whereabouts. [...]

Laurel deputies arrest alleged mastermind of staged gas station robbery

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies have identified and arrested a second suspect in the staged robbery at the Marathon gas station off Exit 29 that took place on November 30. According to Sheriff John Root, deputies have charged 29-year-old Christopher Mason with one count of first-degree robbery. “He was the planner and drove the car,” said [...]

Whitley deputies searching for man who attempted to rob Dollar General Store

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help to locate the man who attempted to rob the Dollar General Store on Cumberland Falls Highway Sunday night. According to Sheriff Colan Harrell the man came into the store at the intersection of Falls Highway and Fifth Street Road just outside the Corbin city limits [...]

Glennis Reed Nantz charged in High Top boat ramp robbery, burglaries

About the same time his son was allegedly trying to elude Whitley County Constable Dorman Patrick, Jr. Saturday night, 44-year-old Glennis Reed Nantz was having his own run-in with the law stemming from the burglaries and robbery on Aug. 27 at the High Top boat ramp. According to Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell, Deputy Brian [...]

Woodbine man charged in robbery/thefts at High Top boat ramp

A Woodbine man was arrested Sunday morning for allegedly robbing a man at knifepoint at the High Top boat ramp parking area and breaking into three vehicles that were parked there. According to Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell, Deputy Brian Hensley arrested 29-year-old Isiah Canada. Harrell said Hensley was called to the area off of [...]

Laurel deputies searching for man who robbed Keavy Grocery

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s help to find the man who robbed Keavy Grocery Thursday night. According to Sheriff John Root, the man entered the store about 10:40 p.m. armed with a handgun. He went behind the counter where a female clerk was on duty and reached into the cash register to [...]

Lily man, Corbin woman arrested for strong arm robbery

Jason Wells Lori Eversole Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Lily man and a Corbin woman Tuesday afternoon in connection with a strong-arm robbery that occurred last Tuesday in southern Laurel County. According to Sheriff John Root, deputies arrested 37-year-old Jason Wells and 33-year-old Lorie Eversole about 3 p.m. charging each [...]

Trial date set in U of C robbery case

Whitley Circuit Judge Paul Winchester has scheduled a fall trial date for two Williamsburg men, who are accused of assaulting and robbing a University of the Cumberlands' student late last year. During a pre-trial conference Tuesday morning, Winchester scheduled a Sept. 28 trial date for both Devon Preyer, 21, and Davonta Rozier, 23, on charges [...]