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Robbery and Theft Arrest in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 01/26/2008

(London, KY) - On Sunday, January 27, 2008, approximately 4:30 AM Officers with the Kentucky State Police, London Police Department and the Laurel County Sheriff's Department responded to a theft in progress complaint on White Oak Church Road, 5 miles west of London in Laurel County.

Upon arrival KSP Sergeant Steve Walker learned an unknown male subject entered a 1989 Buick LeSabre and upon being confronted by the owner allegedly fired shots and sped away. The owner then followed the subject until he crashed the vehicle and fled on foot allegedly firing shots again.

After an intensive three and one half hour search, conducted by all agencies, the subject was located and arrested.

Sergeant Walker charged Timothy P. Combs, 30, of London with Robbery 1ST Degree, Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder (2 counts), Burglary 3RD Degree, and Theft by Unlawful Taking. Combs was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Sergeant Walker, who continues the investigation, was assisted at the scene by officers of the London Police Department, the Laurel County Sheriff's Office and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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