TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Burglary Investigation and Arrest in Whitley County
Date of News Release: 09/27/2012
(LONDON, KY.) –– On Thursday, September 27, 2012 at approximately 1:12 AM, the Kentucky State Police received a report, from the Whitley County 911 Dispatch, of an activated alarm at the Canada Town Market on KY 204 West in Whitley County.
Upon arrival Troopers Tony Dingess and Les Moses discovered the front door of the business was broken into. While investigating the Burglary, of the business, an anonymous tip was received that a person was seen running from the business to a residence across the roadway. Upon following up on the tip Troopers Dingess and Moses observed blood outside the residence and observed a male subject inside that had blood on his person. Troopers made contact with Wayne C. Marcus, 32, of Corbin and discovered coin money inside the residence that was also covered in blood. Marcus fled from the troopers on foot and was apprehended, after a brief struggle, a short distance away.
Marcus, who was injured during the Burglary, and Trooper Dingess, who was injured during the incident, were treated and released from the Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin.
Marcus was arrested and lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center on the charges of Burglary 3rd Degree, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (on foot), Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree (police officer), Assault 3rd Degree (police officer), Resisting Arrest, and Theft by Unlawful Taking (from a building).
Trooper Dingess is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by Trooper Les Moses and Sergeant Bill Elliotte.