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July 18, 2012

Police Roundup - July 18, 2012

CORBIN — Times Tribune Staff Report

Home invader deterred by warning shot

A Laurel County woman who awakened to see a man trying to enter her home through a window early Tuesday morning fired a warning gunshot into her ceiling, startling the would-be burglar who backed out the window, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

When police arrived at the home about 4:30 a.m., they found Bobby Green, 35, hiding under the home.

When Green refused to come out, he had to be removed forcibly.

During the arrest, Deputy Josh Scott’s hand received a “substantial injury.” He was treated and released from Saint Joseph-London hospital.

Green was charged with second-degree burglary, resisting arrest and public intoxication.  

The homeowner was uninjured.

Sgt. Chuck Johnson responded to the call along with Scott. They were assisted by Kentucky State Police Sgt. Steve Walker and 6th District Constable Denver Mays.

Man wanted for murder found in Keavy

A man wanted in Florida for charges including murder, arson and grand theft auto was arrested in Laurel County on Monday, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Gregory W. Daugherty, 44, of Covington, was arrested about 5:30 p.m. by Sheriff’s Detective/U.S. Marshal Warrant Task Force Officer Jason Back along with deputies from the Lexington office of the U.S. Marshal.

While in Kentucky, Daugherty had fled a traffic stop and was pursued by officers from Kentucky State Police and Kentucky State Police Vehicle Enforcement.

Following investigation, Daugherty was located by Back at a home on Level Green Road in Keavy. He was arrested and charged with a warrant for fugitive from another state and placed in the Laurel County Detention Center.  

Radio Shack burglar arrested

A Corbin man was arrested Monday in connection with a burglary at the Corbin Radio Shack store, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Corey E. Wooley was charged with third-degree burglary.

An investigation determined Wooley rode a bicycle to the rear of the strip mall where the store is located. He turned off the electrical power to the store by disengaging power switches mounted on the back of the building. He then left for about an hour before he returned and used a screwdriver to pry open the store’s back door. Once inside, he removed a cash drawer containing about $200 cash.

Using video footage and other evidence, Detective Charlie Loomis began to compile a profile of the offender. Based on this profile and other investigative techniques, Wooley was identified and located on Monday, one week after the burglary.

Wooley was jailed in the Laurel County Corrections Center.

In an interview, Wooley admitted that he, along with an alleged accomplice, committed the burglary.   

Disagreement with local store owner results in arrest

A Williamsburg woman was arrested on theft charges out of Tennessee after a Whitley County store owner called 911 regarding an argument.

According to Constable Ron Bowling, an argument with a local store owner at the Express Mart off Exit 15 in Williamsburg “heated up to the point that the owner called 911 for assistance,” Bowling said.

The owner and the customer, Brandy Gray, 30, of Williamsburg, disagreed over damages to the store after Gray reportedly allowed  her car to roll into the building, Bowling said.

The owner told Bowling that Gray “bumped” the building as she pulled into the facility. An inspection of the building revealed no visible damage  and both parties resolved  the issue between themselves, Bowling said.

However, a review of Gray’s operators license revealed it was suspended. An additional inquiry through Tennessee found Gray was wanted out of Campbell County, Tenn., on theft charges.

Bowling, along with Constable Lonnie Foley, arrested Gray on the outstanding warrant and transported her to the Whitley County Detention Center for extradition to back to Tennessee.

Gray was also cited for license violations and was issued a court date in Whitley County, Bowling said.

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