Bimbo man charged with charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking / Laurel County

Laurel County, Ky. -  Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Sgt. Greg Poynter arrested Justin Dewayne Smith age 25 of Bimbo, Ky on Wednesday afternoon March 27, 2019 at approximately 2:30 PM.

The arrest occurred at Walmart near Corbin in southern Laurel County after Walmart’s loss prevention team detained this subject.

When Sgt. Poynter arrived at the scene and conducted an investigation, he learned that allegedly this individual had attempted to remove unpaid merchandise from the store. Total amount of the theft was $28.92.

Justin Dewayne Smith was charged with theft by unlawful taking – shoplifting under $500.

In addition, this individual was charged on a Knox District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of theft by unlawful taking – shoplifting.

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Photo of accused attached is courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.

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