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Laurel County Sheriff's Office arrests man accused of stealing a dozen lawnmowers, skeet machines

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Posted at 2:14 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 14:17:58-04

LONDON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man has been arrested after officers say he stole a dozen lawnmowers and two skeet machines.

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says at around 11:00 p.m. Friday, 47-year-old Gillis Yocum was arrested off Bill Subdivision Road in London. Earlier in the day, deputies found 10 of the mowers and the skeet machines at a home off Haley Ridge Road near London.

The homeowner told deputies that Yocum had said to him that the mowers and skeet machines were left to him from a family member that had passed away recently.

Yocum has been charged with theft by unlawful taking – $10,000 or more but under $1 million – and was taken to the Laurel County Correctional Center.