2 arrested in Laurel Co. regarding AMVETS Post 127 burglaries

Laurel County, Ky. -  Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Chris Edwards along with Detective Bryon Lawson, Sgt. Brett Reeves, and Deputy Jake Miller and his K-9 “Gotcha” arrested two individuals off KY 1223 approximately 10 miles South of London on Tuesday morning June 4, 2019 at approximately 10:15 AM.

Mullis Bates

The arrests occurred after investigators developed information on the whereabouts of property allegedly stolen from numerous burglaries at AMVETS Post 127 off South Laurel Rd. Reported stolen property was recovered at a location on KY 1223 and at a location on Standard Avenue – property recovered included a large Sentry safe, a smaller safe, a dollar change machine, a knife, a fishing pole meant for a raffle drawing, and Dewalt drills.

Also, while detectives and deputies were recovering stolen property, they found drugs in the kitchen area of the residence that was accessible to a 10-year-old and 13-year-old child living in the residence.

The two arrested individuals were identified as:

  • Lawrence Mullis age 48 of KY 1223, Corbin charged with two counts of burglary – third-degree; two counts of receiving stolen property under $10,000; two counts of wanton endangerment – second-degree; trafficking in marijuana first offense.
  • Rebecca L. Bates age 36 of Highway 1223, Corbin charged with two counts of receiving stolen property under $10,000; two counts of wanton endangerment – second-degree; trafficking in Marijuana first offense.

These two individuals were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Photos of accused attached are courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.

More arrests are possible as the investigation continues.


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