CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report
Corbin man jailed for theft, giving false information
Giving out false information to a sheriff’s deputy led to a Corbin man’s arrest in Laurel County Sunday night.
Robert Taylor, 22, of Hidden Valley Lane, Corbin, was charged with theft by unlawful taking — shoplifting and unsworn falsification to authorities.
He’s jailed at the Laurel County Detention Facility in London.
The arrest came around 9:04 p.m. Sheriff John Root reported that Sheriff’s Deputy Larry Parrott made the arrest at Walmart in Corbin.
That was after Walmart’s loss prevention team detained Taylor allegedly observing him conceal women’s jeans into his jacket, and attempted to leave the store without paying.
When Deputy Parrott arrived at the store and conducted an investigation, Taylor gave him a false Social Security number.
Parrott learned the reason Taylor did so was because Taylor apparently had an outstanding warrant in Florida. Parrot then arrested Taylor.
Corbin woman jailed for shoplifting, intoxication
A Sunday afternoon shopping trip went south for a Corbin woman, who’s now jailed on numerous charges.
Jaime Harris, 36, of Tom Town Hollow Road, Corbin, was charged with theft by unlawful taking — shoplifting and public intoxication-controlled substances. In addition, she was charged with first-degree promoting of contraband while in jail.
Harris is jailed in the Laurel County Detention Facility.
The arrest occurred around 3:30 p.m. at Walmart in Corbin. According to Sheriff John Root, Sheriff’s Deputy Larry Parrott arrested Harris after Walmart’s lost prevention team allegedly observed Harris conceal men’s shirts and other items in her purse, and attempted to leave the store without paying for those items.
When Parrott arrived at the scene and conducted an investigation, he determined that Harris was under the influence.
While at the detention center, Harris was charged with first-degree promoting of contraband, and possession of marijuana. Parrott observed her place something in her mouth which was determined to be a bag of marijuana.