October 21, 2013

Dirty laundry ends in theft charges

By Nita Johnson
Staff Writer


A Laurel homeowner might have thought it was strange when two women drove up to her house and asked to do their laundry — especially at 2:30 in the morning.

What was more strange is that one of the women tried to distract the homeowner, while the other proceeded to help herself to the woman’s personal items after she gained access into the home.

The incident occurred on Harris Road, 12 miles south of London, early Tuesday morning. The homeowner was detaining the two women who arrived at her house in a red Tahoe and asked to do their laundry. The two women appeared to be intoxicated and that’s when the homeowner contacted police.

When Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputies Mikey Ashurst and Tyler Morris arrived at the residence, they found one woman outside with the homeowner. The other woman was located hiding inside a closet in the victim’s home.

Items belonging to the homeowner were found inside the Tahoe and included the victim’s purse, a lap top computer, credit cards and a checkbook.

Angie N. Bolton, 32, and 32-year-old Jolene Cornett, both of Gray, were arrested. Bolton is charged with theft of a purse (purse snatching), theft by unlawful taking, public intoxication of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana. The resisting arrest charge came when Bolton began to struggle with officers when they placed her under arrest while inside the house.

Cornett was charged with theft by unlawful taking, public intoxication of a controlled substance