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Joint investigation results in two Arrests of Suspects from Barbourville, KY in Laurel County regarding Theft Cases from Southern Kentucky to Tennessee including ATM Machines and Vehicles

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Additional Arrests Expected as the Investigation continues

LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: A joint investigation conducted by area law enforcement officers has resulted in two subjects being arrested and charged in Laurel County regarding the thefts of ATM machines and stolen vehicles. In addition, arrests have occurred in surrounding counties also as a result of the investigation.

Agencies involved in the joint effort include: the Laurel County Sheriff's office, Knox County Sheriff's Office, Corbin Police Department, Barbourville Police Department, Williamsburg Police Department,and London City Police.

Investigators report 15 different cases of thefts and stolen vehicles from southern Kentucky to Tennessee have been solved.

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Shannon Ray Davidson and Kody Davidson

The case officer, Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Drew Wilson reports that the two individuals charged in Laurel County cases on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 are identified as:

Shannon Ray Davidson age 30 of Sparrow Lane, Barbourville, KY charged with:

  • Criminal mischief – first-degree
  • Burglary – third-degree
  • Theft by unlawful taking from building $1000 or more but under $10,000
  • Receiving stolen property $1000 or more but under $10,000

Allegedly, on Saturday, July 30, 2022 this individual forced entry into the Speedy Mart 3 miles South of London off Highway 229, entered the service station wrapping a large chain around the ATM machine and using a stolen Van ripped the ATM out of the store causing severe damage to the ATM and the store. The ATM and stolen Van were recovered in Knox County.

Also, the subject was charged on a Laurel District Court complaint warrant of arrest charging

  • Criminal mischief – first-degree
  • Receiving stolen property $10,000 or more
  • Attempted theft by unlawful taking $1000 or more but under $10,000 regarding an investigation conducted by the Laurel County Sheriff's office regarding an attempt to steal the Whitaker Bank ATM while driving a stolen vehicle that was later recovered.

A Whitley District Court complaint warrant of arrest charging:

  • Burglary third-degree
  • Criminal mischief – first-degree regarding an investigation by Corbin Police Department where allegedly this individual driving a Ford F350 reported stolen and attempted to steal an ATM at the Express Mart.

Additionally this individual was charged on a Whitley District Court complaint warrant of arrest charging:

  • Burglary – third-degree
  • Theft by unlawful taking
  • Criminal mischief – first-degree regarding an investigation by Corbin Police Department where allegedly this individual was observed exiting a reported stolen vehicle and backed through the door at Tomahawks in Corbin stealing an ATM machine and damaging the doorway there.

Kody Davidson age 31 of Sparrow Lane, Barbourville, KY charged on a Laurel District Court complaint warrant of arrest charging:

  • Criminal mischief – first-degree
  • Receiving stolen property $10,000 or more
  • Attempted theft by unlawful taking following an investigation by the Laurel County Sheriff's office where allegedly this individual attempted to steal the Whitaker Bank ATM while driving a reported stolen vehicle that was later recovered causing damage to the ATM.

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

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

The case officer, Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Drew Wilson reports that additional arrests are expected as the investigation continues.

Laurel Sheriff's office investigators assisting on the investigation and arrest included: Laurel Sheriff's shift Sgt. John Inman, Deputy Marcus Stigall, Deputy Brian France, and Deputy James Fox.

Also assisting in Laurel County was the Laurel County Constable's office.

Joint investigation results in two Arrests of Suspects from Barbourville, KY in Laurel County regarding Theft Cases from Southern Kentucky to Tennessee including ATM Machines and Vehicles

 

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