Just when you think you've heard it all...a story like this comes along from Laurel County involving being intoxicated and stealing a motorized shopping cart.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Sgt. John Inman along with Deputy Shannon Jones, Deputy Tommy Houston, Deputy Gary Mehler and his K-9”Edge”, and CSO Judy Morgan arrested Steve A. Eaton age 39 of Corbin on Friday night August 30, 2019 at approximately 11:39 PM.
The arrest occurred at apartments off Felts School Road, approximately 12 miles South of London after deputies were dispatched to a complaint of a subject allegedly intoxicated driving a Walmart motorized cart near apartments there. Upon arrival at the scene deputies found this subject on the Walmart cart and conducted an investigation determining that he was under the influence. In addition, following further investigation deputies determined that this subject had allegedly taken a total of 10 pushcarts--- five from Walmart, three from Kroger, and two from the Dollar Tree.
This individual was charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place; theft by unlawful taking. In addition, this subject was charged on a Knox District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of alcohol intoxication in a public place; contempt of court. This individual was lodged in the Laurel County correctional center.