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Knox Sheriff Deputy tracks down local man wanted on multiple charges and woman indicted

From the Knox County Ky Sheriff's Department

On the evening of Tuesday, February 1, 2022, Deputy Elijah Broughton responded to a complaint of a burglary and theft from a Hinkle, KY residence. Deputy Broughton arrived at the home to learn that a Can-Am, various tools, and other items had been stolen. Attempts had also been made to steal other off-road vehicles at the location.

Deputy Broughton then conducted a neighborhood canvas discovering that two men and a woman had traveled to the area of the residence in a green Ford Explorer. One of the men left in the Explorer and the other driving the Can-Am. Residents in the area attempted to prevent the theft and were almost struck by the fleeing thieves.

Deputy Broughton's investigation and an anonymous tip led deputies to County Farm Road. Upon arrival, deputies located the green Ford Explorer, the Can-AM, and other items. After a search of the property the primary suspect, 34-year-old John Gray of Cannon Ky., was located hiding under the porch of the residence. Gray unsuccessfully resisted arrest and after a brief struggle was taken into custody and lodged in the Knox County Jail. The stolen items were recovered and returned.

Gray was wanted on indictment charges for robbery and persistent felony offender as well as contempt of court, burglary, and criminal mischief. He was charged with burglary, theft under $10,000, criminal mischief 1st - degree, fleeing or evading police on foot, and other misdemeanor charges.

Also located and arrested was 42-year-old Angela Lawson of Cannon, Ky., who was wanted for an indictment warrant for receiving stolen property and persistent felony offender - 1st degree.


Elijah Broughton (Investigating Officer)

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