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January 29, 2014

Police Roundup - Jan. 29, 2014


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CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

Corbin pharmacy burglarized

A Corbin business found itself the target of a burglary Sunday morning, according to Knox County Sheriff John Pickard.

Video survelliance from Stephanie’s Down Home Pharmacy on Master Street in Corbin shows that three people robbed the business.

It also shows a white Chrysler 300 with chrome spoke wheels leaving the location with the people at approximately 1:30 a.m.

Pickard requests that anyone with any information on the burglary contact Deputy Derek Eubanks at 546-3181 or 620-4995.

After business hours, dispatch can be contacted at 546-3441. Callers may remain anonymous.



Man arrested for marijuana possession

A Barbourville man was arrested Sunday night following a routine traffic stop at a traffic safety checkpoint on KY 830, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Randall Wyatt, 22, was stopped in a silver Chevrolet Cobalt at a traffic safety checkpoint when deputies reportedly detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A roadside investigation revealed that Wyatt was under the influence, and he was arrested by Deputy Tyler Morris.

Wyatt allegedly told deputies he had a marijuana cigarette in his vehicle and he had smoked a marijuana cigarette 15 minutes prior to driving, Root said.

Wyatt was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, driving on a DUI suspended license–first offense, failure to wear seatbelt, no operator’s license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, and possession of marijuana. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.



Two arrested for shoplifting

A Barbourville woman and a London man were arrested Sunday for shoplifting at a Walmart in southern Laurel County, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Solomon Lyttle, 30, and Lacy Cox, 25,  were detained by Walmart’s loss prevention team after they had allegedly selected merchandise in the sporting goods section and taken the items to the service desk for a refund.

Lyttle and Cox were arrested by Deputy Larry Parrott. Lyttle was charged with shoplifting, while Cox was charged with shoplifting in addition to numerous outstanding bench warrants from Knox County, including warrants for first-degree possession of a controlled substance–first offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, prescription controlled substances not in proper container–first offense, possession of marijuana, second-degree possession of controlled substances, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle, and first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–first offense.



Three arrested after a traffic stop

Two Corbin men and a London woman were arrested Friday following a confrontation, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Deputies Mikey Ashurst and Tyler Moore reportedly observed a whilte Ford Taurus commit a traffic violation. When Ashurst pulled behind the vehicle it accelerated quickly and made a hard right into a driveway. Ashurst reportedly observed the driver, Devon Vandermark, 23, of Corbin, exit the vehicle and and knock on the door of the residence.

According to Root, the residence happened to be that of an off-duty state trooper. After an investigation, Ashurst determined that Vandermark did not know the person at the residence. Vandermark allegedly stated that he started to run because he did not have insurance.

Deputies reported smelling the odor of marijuana about the occupants of the vehicle and conducted an investigation. Devon Vandermark was found to be under the influence.

Passenger Stephanie Vandermark, 23, of London was also found to be under the influence. When she exited the vehicle she began screaming and cursing.

A third passenger, Dustin Stokes, 22, of Corbin, was also found to be under the influence. All three subjects reportedly admitted to smoking marijuana earlier, Root said.

Devon Vandermark was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, failure to maintain required insurance, and failure to signal.

Stephanie Vandermark was charged with public intoxication–controlled substances, second-degree disorderly conduct, and an outstanding Knox County bench warrant.

Stokes was charged with public intoxication–controlled substances.

All three were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.



Woman arrested for shoplifting

A Corbin woman was arrested Tuesday for shoplifting at a Walmart in southern Laurel County, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Amy Hammack, 37, was detained by Walmart’s loss prevention team and she was arrested by Deputy Robbie Grimes.

Hammack was charged with shoplifting and jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.



Multiple bench warrant arrests made

According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, multiple arrests have been made throughout the week for bench warrants.

Brian Collet, 37, of Oneida was arrested Tuesday by Detective Jason Back on a Clay County bench warrant for the violation of home incarceration regarding charges of manufacturing methamphetamine–first offense.

Dustin Bewley, 19 of London was arrested Tuesday by Deputy Tyler Moore and charged with a Laurel County bench warrant for third-degree terroristic threatening.

Lamant Williams, 23, of London was arrested Saturday by Deputy Daniel Grigsby following a traffic stop where Grigsby determined that Williams was wanted on a Bell County bench warrant for failure to appear in court.

Dora Stuntebeck, 48, of London was arrested Monday by Detective Jason Back and charged on a Laurel County bench warrant for three counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–second offense. Stuntebeck has a previous conviction for trafficking in narcotic pills, Root said.

All subjects arrested on bench warrants were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.



Couple arrested following fight

A London man and an East Bernstadt Woman were arrested Saturday following a complaint of a man and his girlfriend fighting at a residence on McWhorter Road, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Jackie Bowling, 30, of London and Darla Hurley, 46, of East Bernstadt were allegedly shoving each other during an argument. Bowling reportedly admitted to snorting Xanax pills earlier that day, Root said.

Deputies Larry Parrott and Robbie Grimes arrested Bowling and Hurley and charged both with public intoxication–controlled substances and fourth-degree assault. Bowling and Hurley were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.