Routine walkthrough leads to two arrests

Heather Hollin
Heather Hollin

While accompanying a social worker on a routine walkthrough at a residence in Gray, Knox County Deputy Keith Liford made a surprise discovery.

According to Liford, during the walkthrough, an alarming sound came from inside a closet, the resident of the home claimed no one else was present. When Deputy Liford investigated the sound, he found a man on top of a hot water heater attempting to hide from the deputy.

The man, Noah Taylor, 46, of Gray, had reason to hide. Deputy Liford quickly discovered a Kentucky parole violation warrant had been issued for Taylor for failure to appear on a shoplifting charge.

Further inspection of the residence revealed illegal drugs and a stolen purse. Along with Taylor, Deputy Liford also arrested Heather Hollin, 39, of Gray. Hollin was charged with possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and receiving stolen property.

Both Taylor and Hollin were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.