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Stolen vehicle in Knox County leads to arrest of a Corbin man

From The Knox County Ky Sheriff's Department -

Franklin A Parks - KCDC

On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, Knox County Deputy Elijah Broughton investigated the theft of a 2015 Range Rover SUV. The vehicle was taken from the Grace Health Care parking lot just off US 25 E in North Corbin. During his investigation a suspect was identified.


On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, Deputy Elijah Broughton arrested 29 year old Franklin A Parks of Corbin, KY at a residence on Highway 1232 in Gray charging him with Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition/Auto-$10,000 or more. Parks was wanted on a Knox County Bench Warrant for failure to appear on Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree, three counts of Receiving Stolen Property and Persistent Felony Offender I charges.

He was also wanted on a Whitley County Indictment Warrant for Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition/Auto-$10,000 or more and a Whitley County Bench Warrant for failure to appear on Fleeing or Evading Police-2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Public Intoxication/Controlled Substance and Contempt of Court charges. Franklin Parks was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.


On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, Deputy Broughton developed information of a

possible location of the stolen Range Rover. After a lengthy search on an abandoned strip mine off Highway 459 near Little Indian Creek, Deputy Broughton located the stolen vehicle.


The investigation is continuing by Deputy Broughton.

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