Shoplifting and Public Intoxication charge in Laurel County

Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that Sgt. Larry Parrott arrested Derrick Smith age 26 of Spruce Creek, Barbourville on Tuesday night November 10, 2015 at approximately 10:40 PM.

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

When Sgt. Parrott arrived at the scene and conducted an investigation he learned that this subject had allegedly been observed taking the tags off a hat and a hoodie and putting the items on his person.

This subject was also determined to be under the influence and admitted to smoking methamphetamine. Derrick Smith was charged with theft by unlawful taking – shoplifting and public intoxication – controlled substances and was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Photo attached is courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.

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