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Man charged with stealing layaway items



A Potters Fork man is accused of stealing more than $2,000 worth of items from a steel storage unit located near Walmart in Whitesburg.

Mark Gibson, 50, of 485 Grays Branch, broke a lock off of a Walmart storage unit around 3:40 a.m. on Oct. 31 and took numerous lay-away items including two Coleman gaso gasoline-powered motorcycles and a battery-powered motorcycle, according to Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields.

Gibson was arrested Tuesday night in Craft’s Colly. He is charged with third-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking (more than $500).

Fields said Walmart is still inventorying the unit. No items have been recovered.

“(Gibson) told me that one person had bought one of those motorcycles for $100,” said Fields.

Fields asks for those who have received any of the stolen items to come forward and return the items.

“They won’t be in trouble,” said Fields. “Let us sort through it and see what we can return to Walmart.”

Whitesburg Assistant Chief Justin Hunsucker, District Two Constable Luther Tackett, Jenkins Police Chief Jim Stephens, Letcher Special Deputy Mike Enfusse and Childers Oil Security Director Dan Banks assisted in the case.



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