Connecticut man charged with theft in Laurel County

Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that Deputy Jamie Grimes arrested Kevin Kennedy, age 59, of Summer Hill Dr., Middletown, CT., on Saturday evening, January 2, 2016, at approximately 5:41 PM.

The arrest occurred off Engineer Street in Corbin after Deputy Grimes was dispatched to a theft complaint at Walmart near Corbin in southern Laurel County.

Deputy Grimes learned through investigation that a female subject had apparently lost her wallet outside the store there. Allegedly, a male subject found the wallet in the parking lot, removed $192 in cash from the wallet, and then turned the wallet into customer service inside the store.

Deputy Grimes was able to obtain a surveillance picture of the suspect. A suspect was located off Engineer Street in Corbin and through surveillance photos obtained, was positively identified.

The suspect admitted to unlawfully taking the wallet. $140 was returned to the victim – the suspect advised he had spent the rest.

Kevin Kennedy was charged with theft by unlawful taking 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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