Sheriff: Man attempts to steal pellet rifle from local Walmart

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT)- Officials from the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office said a man was arrested after attempting to shoplift at a Walmart.

Officials said 38-year-old Bobby Johnson of Jellico, Tennessee was arrested on Saturday at the Walmart near Corbin in Southern Laurel County.

Johnson is accused of trying to steal a pellet rifle valued at $83.

Johnson was charged with theft by unlawful taking and shoplifting under $500.

He was taken to the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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