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April 3, 2014

Forged check arrest in Laurel

Corbin man also charged on Tenn. fugitive warrant and resisting arrest

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

Changing the amount on a check last month resulted in the arrest of a Corbin man by the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday. The man was jailed on forged check and two other charges.

Saul Boswell, 56, of Wells Drive, Corbin, was charged with a bench warrant for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, and resisting arrest.

He was also charged on a fugitive warrant from Sumner County, Tenn.

Boswell is jailed in the Laurel County Detention Facility in London.

The arrest came around 2:55 p.m. and occurred on Wells Drive.

Laurel County Sheriff John Root reported Boswell’s arrest was the result of an investigation by Sheriff’s Detective Josh Scott.

The investigation was in regard to a man who had allegedly changed the amount on a check given to him by an elderly woman for blacktop work he did on her driveway back on March 13.

Allegedly, Boswell did a shoddy job, and changed the amount on the check from $48 to $4,800, and had tried to deposit the check into his account at a local bank. That’s when alert tellers at another bank noticed discrepancies.

Det. Scott obtained an arrest warrant for Boswell, who was located by Scott after information was obtained on Boswell’s whereabouts, following his attempt to not be found.

Deputies went Wednesday afternoon to a location on Wells Drive, where they heard Boswell running through the residence. After they entered the residence and had a short scuffle with him, Boswell was taken into custody.

Assisting Det. Scott on the arrest were Lt. Chuck Johnson, Deputy Robbie Grimes, Detective Jason Back and court security officer Patrick Harris.

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