By Dean Manning
A Laurel County woman accused of exposing herself to a Corbin Police officer on Roy Kidd Ave. has pleaded not guilty to indecent exposure and other charges.
Fifty-six-year-old Sandra Thomas of East Bernstadt is scheduled to return to Knox District Court for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 9 on the charges of public intoxication, second-degree disorderly conduct, first-degree indecent exposure and menacing.
At Thomas’ arraignment Monday, Judge Skip Hammons amended Thomas’ bond from $5,000 cash to $5,000 surety, meaning she does not having to post any money or property, but signs paperwork agreeing to appear in court as required. In addition, Thomas is subject to home monitoring via an ankle bracelet.
According to Corbin Police Capt. Coy Wilson, police were called to a report of an intoxicated female on Roy Kidd Ave. who was attempting to drive her car last Tuesday afternoon.
Wilson stated that when officers arrived, Thomas exited the vehicle and initially refused to obey his commands to stop.
“Violator stopped in street, pulled her dress up to her chest,” Wilson stated, adding that Thomas then bent over at the waist causing her panty hose to tear in the rear, exposing her buttocks.
Wilson stated that Thomas then walked to a nearby house and when Wilson confronted her, she allegedly made a fist and threatened him.
Thomas was arrested and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.