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September 5, 2012

Bank robber caught

B’ville woman charged with first-degree robbery

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble/  Staff writer

The woman who robbed the PNC Bank on the Cumberland Gap Parkway in Corbin Friday afternoon has been caught.

Evelyn Maxie, 38, of Barbourville was arrested at the Barbourville Walmart around 8:30 p.m. Friday night by Corbin and Barbourville police as she, her husband and their three children were coming out of the store.

She was charged with first-degree robbery and is being held in the Knox County Detention Center in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond.

Her husband was questioned by police and released. Police say he’s not believed to be involved in the robbery.

According to Corbin Police Detective Rusty Hedrick, about $8,200 was taken from the bank during the robbery. The majority of the money was recovered. Police also found receipts where she made vehicle payments, as well as purchases at the Barbourville Walmart.

The robbery was around 4 p.m. last Friday, just as people were getting off from work, along with many on the roads during the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Bank surveillance video showed Maxie wearing sunglasses, a black cap and a purple shirt and jeans at the time of the robbery.

Corbin Police noted during the robbery that Maxie handed the teller a note, saying “she had a gun and this was a robbery, she wanted $10,000 in cash, she didn’t want to hurt anyone, she just wanted the money.”

Hedrick said police were executing a search warrant at Maxie’s home on Tye Bend Road in Barbourville that evening. They located the getaway car used in the robbery through accounts from witnesses and security footage, and recovered most of the stolen money from inside her home and in the getaway car’s trunk.

Police also learned from a family member that the family had left the home in a 2007 white four-door Chevy pickup truck.

Police sent out a “be on the alert” message to law enforcement in surrounding counties about the truck and those inside. Shortly afterward, a Barbourville Police unit spotted the truck in the Walmart parking lot. Barbourville and Corbin police officers went to the Barbourville Walmart to wait for the family to come out of the store before making the arrest.

Maxie was taken into custody without incident. When Hedrick interviewed her, Maxie gave him a full confession, admitting that her financial situation had “stressed her out.”

Corbin Police were assisted in the case by members of the Barbourville Police Department, and by KSP Commercial Vehicle Officer Steve Douglas in the execution of the search warrant, recovering the clothes used in the robbery, recovering several thousand dollars robbed from the bank, and Maxie’s arrest.

Hedrick and Major Rob Jones of the Corbin Police Department continue to investigate.

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