Knox department store shoplifted again

Jason Blevins
Jason Blevins

Goodwill toward men? That did not extend to Belk loss prevention or Corbin Police for a Rockholds man as he allegedly began fighting with them when they confronted him about unpaid merchandise he allegedly took from the store Saturday night.

Thirty-year-old Jason Blevins was charged with robbery in connection with the incident outside the store at the Trademart Center.

According to Corbin Police Officer Ken Proffitt, the incident began about 8:50 when loss prevention attempted to stop Blevins as he left the store merchandise valued at $259.98.

“Offender would not stop and started throwing items out of his pockets and trying to push his way through loss prevention employees,” Proffitt stated in the arrest citation, noting Blevins continued to fight as lost prevention attempted to secure him in handcuffs.

Proffitt stated that it was about this same time when he arrived on the scene and witnesses the struggle, ordering Blevins to, “get on the ground.”

When Blevins failed to comply, Proffitt stated he became involved in the struggle and Blevins was finally taken into custody.

Blevins was charged with second-degree robbery, resisting arrest and public intoxication – controlled substance and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

Blevins is being held without bond in the Knox County Detention Center.