Press Release

Whitley County Sheriff Dept.

Using tips provided by the public, Deputy James Fox and Detective John Hill have identified suspects in a January 17, 2016 theft.

Arrest warrants have been issued for 35-year-old Joshua C. Buchanan and 35-year-old William P. North (pictured below). Both men have warrants for their arrests that are unrelated to this investigation. Buchanan and North were last known to reside in Pineville, Kentucky and may be driving a dark blue, 2000 model Chevrolet minivan.

The Jan. 17 theft occurred in the parking lot of Goldbug Baptist Church. The crime, which occurred during Sunday morning services, was captured by surveillance cameras. Images from the surveillance video were released to the public in an attempt to identify the suspects. Later, Dep. Fox and Sheriff Colan Harrell obtained surveillance video from Corbin businesses. Images from those videos were also shared.

Thanks to the public’s help in sharing those images, Dep. Fox and Det. Hill each received information about the suspects and the van.

Anybody with information of either suspect’s whereabouts should contact Whitley County E911 at (606) 549-6017.

More information about this investigation can be found in press releases from Jan. 17 and Jan. 19. Assisting in the investigation were Whitley Co. E911 dispatchers and members of the Laurel and Bell Co. sheriff departments.

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