Former Walmart employee jailed


Man indicted for cocaine possession

By Joe P. Asher - [email protected]



Laura Robinson


A Loyall woman is facing a theft charge after allegedly taking money from a cash register at her place of employment.

Laura Robinson, 33, was arrested by Harlan City Police Officer Scott Bailey on Saturday.

According to the arrest warrant obtained by Harlan City Police Officer George Young, Robinson was working at Walmart between May 17 and May 30. During this time, she took a total of $900 from the cash register with the intent of depriving Walmart of money.

Robinson was charged with theft by unlawful taking under $10,000. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond secured by 10 percent.

In other police activity:

• Mark Andrews, 51, of Corbin, was arrested by another agency on a Harlan County warrant and transported to Harlan by the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office on Monday. Andrews was charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,500 full cash bond;

• Pearl Cress, 52, of Harlan, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Matt Cope on an indictment warrant on Monday. According to the two-count indictment handed down on April 18 by the grand jury, Cress was found in possession of cocaine on June 12, 2015. The indictment additionally states Cress was in possession of drug paraphernalia, specifically a crack pipe. Kentucky State Police Trooper Jared Boggs presented the evidence to the grand jury resulting in the indictment.

Cress was indicted for first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,500 unsecured bond.

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Man indicted for cocaine possession

By Joe P. Asher

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