Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Attempted Robbery at the Mayking Post Office
Date of News Release: 04/01/2011
(Hazard, Ky.) -- On April 1, 2011 at approximately 2:59 p.m. Kentucky State Police in Hazard received a call of an attempted robbery at the Mayking Post Office in Letcher County.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a white male entered the post office and attempted to rob them. The postal employee gave a detailed description of the individual and a license plate number of the vehicle that the perpetrator left the scene in. The employee also stated that there was another male subject in the car with the perpetrator. The investigation led police to the residence of 25 year old Jeffery L. McClain of Thornton, Ky. Mr. McClain was arrested and charged with Complicity to Commit Robbery 1st. Further investigation and information was obtained about the other suspects involved in the incident. Dustin I. Yeary, age 26 of Mayking was arrested and charged with Robbery 1st and Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon in connection with the robbery. A female was also arrested in connection with the attempted robbery. Katie Larue, age 27 from Whitesburg was charged with Complicity to Commit Robbery 1st. All arrestees were lodged in the Letcher County Jail. The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police.