LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: The Laurel County Sheriff's office along with all Tri-County law enforcement officers were notified of a bank robbery at the Community Trust Bank located on U.S. 25W approximately 11 miles South of London in the North Corbin area on Tuesday afternoon September 27, 2022 approximately 12:50 PM.
It was reported that a male suspect armed with a pistol had entered the bank demanding money and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. Reportedly the suspect fled in a red colored Honda Civic.
A short time later information was developed that the suspect had changed clothing and ditched the red Honda for a red colored Ford F-150 pickup.
Area law enforcement officers were able to develop a possible suspect due to excellent video surveillance from the bank.
The suspect pictured (left) was posted on the Laurel County Sheriff's office app along with a Facebook post to the Laurel Sheriff's Office Page, and information sent to regional news outlets.
As area law enforcement officers continued to search for the vehicle, Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith located the possible suspect vehicle behind a residence on Moore Hill Road (near Corbin) in the edge of Knox County.
Area law enforcement Officers including Knox Sheriff's Office, Laurel County Sheriff's Office, Corbin Police Department., and the Kentucky State Police surrounded the house.
Knox County EMS was summoned to standby nearby.
The suspect was called out of the residence and shortly afterward exited the residence and surrendered without incident.
The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Laurel County Sheriff's office to be interviewed by Laurel Sheriff's investigators and the FBI.
The arrested individual was identified as Shawn Martin Fox age 35 of Gooden Lane, Corbin, KY.
Shawn Fox (right) was charged with:
- Robbery, 1st degree
This individual has been lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Mugshot photo courtesy of the the Laurel County Correctional Center.
All other photos from the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office.
Money and a pistol have been recovered.
Agencies involved in the quick apprehension included:
Laurel Sheriff's Deputies assisting on the search, investigation, and arrest included: Lt. Chris Edwards, shift Sgt. Brett Reeves, K-9/shift Sgt. Gary Mehler, Deputy Allen Turner, Deputy Greg Poynter, Deputy Dustin Saylor, Deputy Travis Napier, Deputy Keith Dinsmore, Deputy Drew Wilson,and Detective Robert Reed.
For the Knox County Sheriff's Office - Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith.
Corbin Police Department.
Kentucky State Police Troopers.
London Police Department - Detective Danny Robinson and Detective Ashley Taylor assisted on the investigation and interviews.
The local office of the FBI.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root stated that great teamwork between the Knox County Sheriff's Office, the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kentucky State Police with assistance from the public resulted in a quick arrest and a safe resolution.
Pictured top is: Laurel Sheriff’s Lt. Chris Edwards escorting Shawn Fox into the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office.
Laurel Sheriff’s Detective Robert Reed is the case officer.
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