By John L. Ross / Staff Writer
A Gray man facing charges of robbing the A & B Quick Stop near East Bernstadt Dec. 19 made his first appearance before Chief District Judge John Paul Chappell in Laurel County District Court Thursday.
Christopher Disney, 33, will now appear before a grand jury in Laurel County Circuit Court Jan. 15.
During court proceedings Thursday, it was said that Disney was not the one responsible for the armed robbery. Questions were also brought up concerning surveillance video.
According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, an unknown suspect entered the convenience store on KY 3434 armed with a semi-automatic pistol and robbed the unidentified clerk of an undisclosed amount of cash. He fled the parking lot in a dark-colored vehicle.
Root said a tip on Dec. 21 led Laurel Sheriff’s Detective Daryl Zanet, Knox Deputy Roy Gambrel and Chief Deputy Eddy Sizemore to a location near Sam Parker Road in Knox County, where deputies discovered the gun allegedly used during the robbery. The suspect continued to be on the run and was considered armed and dangerous.
Deputies located surveillance video which showed photos of the potential suspect, which was released to the public.
The picture released was of Disney, who turned himself in Christmas Eve to Gambrel, who held him until Laurel Deputy Josh Scott arrived to transport him back to London. Zanet arrested him in London.
By John L. Ross / Staff Writer
- Local News
Like a ping-pong ball being batted around the table, the recent weather in the Tri-County and throughout Kentucky has taken a topsy-turvy turn. And, we’re not out of the woods yet.
Shelter using temporary building
In a large white building located on the outskirts of Corbin, staff from the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter continue picking up debris left inside by the owner from whom they are renting and to repair parts of the building.
Board members updated on airport improvements
Although the bulk of the Williamsburg-Whitley County Airport Board meeting’s agenda was tabled for discussion in the January meeting, board members did discuss items pertinent to the airport Thursday.
Police Roundup - Dec. 7, 2013
A London man was arrested Wednesday during a traffic stop on American Greeting Road, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Letter discussed by airport board
Negotiations between the Williamsburg-Whitley County Airport Board and one of the airport’s private tenants appeared to be going along smoothly Thursday night — but a few sentences from the board’s vice-chairman and those negotiations came to a halt.
Hearings continued in murder case
Competency hearings slated for a husband and wife accused of murdering a father of four were continued Thursday in Knox County Circuit Court.
Couple indicted for murder of 2-year-old
A pair of preliminary hearings slated for Wednesday didn’t happen for a couple accused of murdering the woman’s 2-year-old daughter.
Lions Club Christmas Basket signups continue
A holiday tradition in Corbin started their 65th consecutive year Thursday, as the Corbin Lions Club began their first day of signups for their annual Christmas Basket program.
Holocaust survivor Fred Gross speaks at Corbin Middle
Using words and pictures to describe his experiences, author and Louisville resident Fred Gross held the audience at Corbin Middle School spellbound Thursday.
Survey results reviewed
Another step in the process on picking Corbin High School’s new principal was taken Wednesday, when the school’s Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council unanimously approved the criteria to help them make that decision.
- More Local News Headlines
- Be weather-aware