Knox County Sheriff’s deputies say a Corbin woman accused of shoplifting nearly $400 worth of merchandise from the Dollar General store in Gray Friday night attempted to run from them and then tried to escape from custody.

Jessica M. Moore, 32, is facing charges of theft by unlawful taking of the value less than $500 – shoplifting, second-degree fleeing or evading police, third-degree escape, and second-degree disorderly conduct.

Deputies were called to the store at approximately 5:35 p.m. in response to a shoplifting complaint.

Upon deputies arrival spoke with the store manager who stated that the female had put the items in her vehicle that was parked in front of the store and left walking down 25E toward Grab N Go market,” stated Deputy Elijah Broughton in the arrest citation.

When deputies located the suspect, later identified as Moore, at the store, she reportedly attempted to flee into a wooded area but was apprehended. 

However, that was not the end of the incident.

“Above (Moore) was screaming and beating on the windows of deputy’s vehicle,” Broughton wrote in the citation. “Above also stuck her arm through the cage of the deputy’s vehicle while attempting to get out of the vehicle and got her arm stuck.”

The value of the stolen items came to $384.78.

Moore was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.


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