Knox deputy, Corbin police officer recover stolen pickup

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On January 29, 2015 Deputy Claude Hudson responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at Appalachia Motors on Cumberland Parkway in Corbin. The owner reported that a 1990 Chevy pick-up had been stolen and another pick-up had been damaged in an attempt to steal it. As part of the investigation, Deputy Hudson was shown a surveillance video by the owner. The video captured the 1990 Chevy pick-up being stolen at 04:49 on the morning of January 28, 2015.

On January 28, at 5:04 a.m. Deputy Drew Wilson and Corbin Police Officer K. Profitt observed two vehicles driving reckless on Master Street in Corbin. Deputy Wilson stopped one of the vehicles and arrested the driver Ronnie Teague, 24, of Williamsburg, charging him with D.U.I., Improper Start from Parked Position, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Required Insurance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and various other traffic offenses while driving the above stolen vehicle.

Corbin Police Officer Proffitt stopped the other vehicle and arrested the driver, Raymond Bullis,44, of Williamsburg. Bullis was also charged with D.U.I. and other various traffic offenses.

The Chevy truck was stolen from Appalachia Motors on January 28 at 4:49 a.m. It was stopped 15 minutes later by Deputy Wilson and Officer Proffitt. At the time of the arrest, the officers had no way of knowing the vehicle was stolen.

Deputy Hudson processed the stolen truck at the wrecker service where it had been towed. While processing the pick-up, Deputy Hudson recovered the tools that were used to commit the theft and damages.

As a result of his investigation, Deputy Hudson charged Ronnie Teague and Raymond Bullis with Theft by Unlawful Taking over $500, Attempted Theft by Unlawful Taking over $500, Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree and Possession of Burglary Tools.

Courtesy of the Knox County Sheriff’s Department