Press Release

Whitley County Sheriff Dept.

Update – Video from attempted robbery

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The sheriff’s department is attempting to identify the man in this video in connection to an attempted robbery investigation. This video was recorded around 9:25 p.m. on November 12, 2016 inside the Dollar General Store along Cumberland falls Highway near the Fifth Street Road intersection.

The suspect is a white man, approximately six feet and two inches tall, and believed to be around 40-years-old or older. The suspect had a beard and was wearing a camouflage jacket and hat, along with jeans and tennis shoes that were black and white.

Anybody with information about this crime is encouraged to contact Whitley County E911 at (606) 549-6017. Dep. Saunders is continuing the investigation

 

Attempted robbery, public help requested

Around 9:45 p.m. November 12, 2016, Deputy Jonas Saunders responded to the Dollar General Store along Cumberland Falls Highway outside of Corbin.

A man entered the store and tried to pay for a package of chocolate covered raisins. When the female ecashier opened the register, he reportedly instructed the cashier to give him all of the money or else he would hurt her.

The cashier was able to alert the manager, and the man ran toward Corinth Cemetery Road. He was not located.

The suspect is a white man, approximately six feet, two inches tall, and believed to be around 40-years-old or older. The suspect had a beard and was wearing a camouflage jacket and hat, along with jeans and tennis shoes that were black and white.

Anybody with information about this crime is encouraged to contact Whitley County E911 at (606) 549-6017. Dep. Saunders is continuing the investigation. He was assisted by Kentucky State Police Trooper Matt Ridener.

Woman dragged by vehicle in reported accident

Around 6 a.m. Saturday, November 5, 2015, Deputy Brian Hensley responded to an incident approximately three miles East of Williamsburg along KY Hwy 92E.

Early investigation suggests that Jeremy Melton stopped to help Sheila Lawson, who’s vehicle had run out of gas. After going to Williamsburg to obtain gasoline, Melton returned Lawson to her vehicle.

Melton, believing Lawson had cleared the vehicle, drove away. However, Lawson was somehow still connected to the vehicle. Lawson was dragged for approximately one-sixteenth of a mile before Melton realized what was happening.

Lawson was airlifted to University of Kentucky Medical Center.. Dep. Hensley is continuing the investigation, and no charges have been filed against either subjects.