UPDATED: Police identify four responsible for gas station theft; two arrested
Two of four people suspected of a shoplifting and theft spree, caught on security camera at a Corbin gas station, have been arrested, and police say they are closing in on the others.
Last week, the Whitley County Sheriff's Department asked for the public's help in solving the crime, which happened at the Shell Station off I-75 Exit 25 in south Corbin. Those involved, three men and a juvenile girl, were captured on surveillance video cameras shoplifting items from the store, and then were seen taking $500 in cash from the manager's desk.
After distributing photos to the media, the four were identified as:
• 25-year-old Jody Eversole, of Elm Shoal Branch in Combs;
• 31-year-old Bradley Asher, also of Elm Shoal;
• 28-year-old Albert Holland, of Hazard
• A 17-year-old female from Elm Shoal Branch whose name was not provided by authorities.
The four were allegedly in the store on Feb. 10. Since, Holland and Asher have been arrested by Kentucky State Police in Hazard after they were identified by numerous callers who had seen photos of the crime on WYMT-TV. Both are charged with theft over $500, a felony.
Eversole remains at large. Investigators are pursuing charges against the 17-year-old.
Prior to releasing images to the media, authorities had been proliferating photos of the suspects to area police agencies with no results.
Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell said the identification and capture of the suspects is "another successful conclusion due to the ever ongoing cooperation between the media and law enforcement."
Asher and Holland were lodged in the Perry County Jail following their arrest.
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