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Knox County Ky stolen vehicle arrest

From the Knox County Ky Sheriff's Department -

On Friday, May 8, 2020 Knox County Deputy SGT Carl Frith responded to a report of a vehicle theft from a residence on Highway 223 in Flat Lick. The vehicle stolen was a completely restored classic 1972 red Chevy pick-up valued at several thousand dollars. SGT Frith and other deputies continued to investigate the theft.

Through the investigation, on June 19, 2020 a suspect was identified and the location of the stolen truck was obtained.

On June 20, 2020 Knox County Deputies Sam Mullins and Bobby Jones traveled to the Bare Branch area of Leslie County where they located and impounded the truck.

Later that day SGT Frith charged Douglas Wayne Asher age 48 of Barbourville, KY with Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition-Auto.

Douglas Asher was already incarcerated in the Knox County Detention Center as a result of being arrested by Deputy Jones for a parole violation on May 9, 2020.

The investigation is continuing and additional arrests are expected.

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