Simple Traffic Violation Leads to Recovery of Stolen Vehicle and other Felony Charge

Lawson Rains 2 28 2022

CORBIN, KY (February 28, 2022) - The Corbin Police Department is reporting that: In the early morning hours on Monday, Patrolman William Stewart observed a vehicle traveling on the Cumberland Falls Highway without a registration plate.

Upon stop and approach of the vehicle, Stewart saw a glass jar containing several hypodermic needles.

The search of the operator's license reported it had been previously suspended for DUI.

A search of the vehicle's identification number alerted officers the vehicle was stolen out of Knox County.

Upon searching the vehicle, Patrolman Stewart located suspected burglary tools on the front dash that the operator reported belonged to him.

Mark Lawson of Williamsburg, KY was arrested and charged with:

  • Multiple Traffic Violations
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Possession of Burglary Tools
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Latasha Rains of Rockholds was arrested and charged with:

  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Both individuals were lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.

Photes of the accused are courtesy of the Whitley County Detention Center.

Sergeant Stephen Meadors assisted on scene.

 

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