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January 29, 2014

Police Roundup - Jan. 29, 2014

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.

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