Laurel deputies searching for suspect vehicle in hotel theft

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a vehicle that may have been used in the theft of more than $3,000 worth of power tools from a Corbin area hotel. According to Sheriff John Root, surveillance video from the Baymont Inn captured what appeared to be an older model Oldsmobile Bravada SUV leaving the scene [...]

Laurel deputies searching for suspects who took money from church

Knight Hull Hosey Followell           Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for four suspects in connection with the theft of more than $15,000 from a local church’s checking account. According to Sheriff John Root, the suspects are identified as 60-year-old David Hosey of [...]

Corbin man charged with stealing elderly woman’s money

A Corbin man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing more than $800 from and elderly woman. Thirty-two-year-old Edward Paul has been charged with theft by unlawful taking of the value over $500. According to Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith, the 85-year-old woman contacted deputies on Feb. 14 to report the money was missing from her [...]

Hall released from jail after Tenn. sheriff declines to extradite him

Tristan Hall was released from jail last week after Tennessee officials wouldn’t extradite him on theft charges. He said the case is a matter of mistaken identity.

A former Whitley County resident, who is suing prosecutors, police officers and others in federal court over a four-year legal ordeal in Whitley County and who was arrested last week for being a fugitive in an unconnected Tennessee theft case, is now a free man again.

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Leigh Burke indicted for second time

Former Whitley County School District Chief Financial Officer Leigh Burke was indicted for a second time Monday morning. This time in connection with a theft from the Kentucky Association of School Business Officials (KASBO).

A former chief financial officer for the Whitley County school district, who was fired in June amid allegations of misappropriation of school funds, got some bad news and some good news in regards to her legal situation Monday.

The bad news for Leigh Burke, 55, of Williamsburg, was that a Whitley County Grand Jury had indicted her for theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 but less than $1 million, and for three counts of second-degree forgery in regard to allegedly stealing over $26,000 from the Kentucky Association of School Business Officials (KASBO).

The good news for Burke Monday afternoon was Whitley Circuit Judge Paul Winchester agreed to modify her bond conditions in a prior theft case involving the school district so that she can live in Florida with her fiancé, who wasn’t identified in court, and work there at a new job that pays $20 per hour.

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Two arrested in check cashing scam

Corbin Police arrested two men Monday after they allegedly attempted to pass fake checks at the PNC Bank branch off of U.S. 25E and say they allegedly passed similar checks throughout the state. Corbin Police Captain Coy Wilson, the department’s public affairs officer, said police arrested 24-year-old Daniel Cottrell of Corbin and 19-year-old Ryan Robinson [...]

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 [...]

Victim’s nephew arrested in connection with stolen truck, safe

A Corbin man was arrested Friday in connection with the theft of a pickup truck and safe belonging to his uncle in Knox County. Thirty-seven-year-old Timothy L. Havens is charged with receiving stolen property – firearm, receiving stolen property under $10,000 theft by unlawful taking of the value of $500 or more but less than [...]

Woodbine men indicted for boat ramp thefts

A Whitley County Grand Jury has indicted two Woodbine residents in connection with some vehicle break-ins and a robbery at High Top boat ramp in late August.

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Keavy man charged with attempting to steal meds from Baptist ER

A Keavy man was arrested at Baptist Health Corbin Saturday night after he allegedly attempted to steal vials of medication from a trauma cart at the hospital emergency room. Twenty-eight-year-old Micah Hammack is facing one count of theft by unlawful taking of the value of $500. According to Corbin Police Lt. James Miller, Hammack was [...]