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Accused shoplifter attempts to run from deputies

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies say a Keavy man, who attempted to flee from deputies investigating suspected shoplifting at the Corbin Walmart Thursday, was under the influence. Brien K. Vann, 29, was charged with theft by unlawful taking of the value under $500, public...

Steaks, sharpies, tools taken in separate shoplifting incidents Thursday night

Two people were arrested Thursday night in separate unrelated shoplifting incidents in north Corbin. Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, stated the first arrest occurred at Walmart where Robert David McCamon, 28, of...

Quest for Pokemon cards leads to robbery charge in W’burg

The quest for Pokémon cards landed a Corbin man in jail on a robbery charge after police say he ran into a customer and his seven-year-old daughter at the Williamsburg Walmart as he attempted to flee with more than $110 worth of the trading cards Friday afternoon. Jeremy Cureton,...

Woman facing felony shoplifting charge stemming from incident at Belk

A Harlan County woman could spend up to five years in prison after she was arrested Friday for allegedly attempting to shoplift more than $700 worth of merchandise from Belk in Corbin. Juanita Olene Lawson, 36, was arrested outside the store with five pairs of shoes, seven...

Suspected shoplifters lead Laurel deputies on high-speed chase Thursday

What began as a shoplifting incident at the Corbin Walmart Thursday, ended with a high-speed chase on West Cumberland Gap Pkwy. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested James Ray Jent, 42, and Justin C. Jent, 19, both of East Bernstadt. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s...

Tennessee man charged with shoplifting pellet rifle at Corbin Walmart

A Tennessee man was arrested Saturday night after loss prevention at Corbin Walmart detained him as he attempted to leave the store with a stolen pellet rifle. Bobby J. Johnson, 38, of Jellico, is facing one count of theft by unlawful taking – shoplifting – of the value under...

Corbin Walmart shoplifter found with meth, large amount of pills

What began as a misdemeanor shoplifting case at Walmart in Corbin escalated to drug trafficking after Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies discovered a Knox County woman in possession of more than 150 prescription pills. Susan R. Smith, 43, of Hinkle, was arrested last Wednesday...

Williamsburg woman, sent to Whitley Co. Jail three times within 24 hours

They say the third time is a charm, but following her third arrest and ride to the Whitley County Detention Center within a 24-hour period, a Williamsburg woman facing misdemeanor charges is being held on a $1,000 cash bond pending her next court appearance in August. Read this...

Woman arrested for shoplifting at Corbin Walmart had been ordered not to be on Walmart property

A woman who had previously been ordered not to be on Walmart property was arrested Wednesday night after loss prevention at Corbin Walmart detained her for shoplifting. Tammy R. Cain, 46, of East Bernstadt is facing charges of theft by unlawful taking of the value under $500 and...

Felony shoplifter tells police ‘she liked the thrill’

Corbin Police arrested two women on a felony shoplifting charge after recovering $861 worth of clothing and other items from Belk last Thursday. Clara M. Lunsford, 39, and Margaret Woods, 42, both of Elizabethtown, were arrested following a complaint from Belk loss prevention....