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February 11, 2014

Shoplifters arrested at Walmart

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

Laurel County Sheriff’s Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter and Deputy Robbie Grimes arrested two individuals — a husband and wife team — on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 5:34 p.m. at Walmart near Corbin in southern Laurel County. Walmart’s loss prevention team had detained two individuals who had allegedly attempted to remove unpaid merchandise from the store. When deputies arrived at the scene, they learned the individuals had apparently been using their minor daughter as a lookout for the thefts.

James Childress, 36, and Margaret Childress, 33, of Fifth Street Road, Corbin, were arrested and charged with shoplifting and both were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Social services was called to the scene to investigate.

In a separate incident, Deputy Larry Parrott arrested Nikki Blankenship, 29, of Somerset Road, London on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 3:16 p.m. at Walmart near Corbin in southern Laurel County. Walmart’s loss prevention team detained the subject after observing her select items throughout the store, then conceal the items in her purse in ladies wear. Blankenship then left the store without paying for the items.

When Deputy Parrott arrived at the scene, he charged Nikki Blankenship with shoplifting and lodged her in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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