Complaint of man looking into vehicles at Walmart leads to arrest in Laurel County


Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that Deputy Tommy Houston arrested a male subject of Hemlock Subdivision Rd., Apartments, Williamsburg, early Sunday morning, May 8, 2016, at approximately 1:14 AM.

Arrested was James Decker, age 25.  The arrest occurred in Walmart's parking lot in southern Laurel County after Deputy Houston was dispatched to a complaint that a male subject was walking in the parking lot of Walmart looking into vehicles and at one point allegedly attempted to get into a vehicle.

Upon arrival, Deputy Houston observed this subject looking into a parked pickup truck and when this subject saw Deputy Houston, he attempted to avoid him.

An investigation was conducted and this subject was determined to be under the influence. James Decker was charged with public intoxication – controlled substances; criminal mischief – third-degree; and criminal trespassing – third-degree and was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Photo attached is courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.

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