T&L pawn Raided wed-19-2014

T&L pawn Raided wed-19-2014

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Corbin, KY

#1 Feb 20, 2014
T&L pawn was raided yesterday by Barbourville city police. they were selling stolen items from walmart. Lewis is on an ankle braclet, his nephew is in jail.40 thousand dollars was seized. Sorry John you lost out this time. Details are on wkyt mountain news. just watched at 6 pm.
About time

Keavy, KY

#2 Feb 20, 2014
Glad to here this... If the State would close pawn shops theft would decline dramatically cause thieves would not have any place to drop there goods off to get money for their habits.
Alot of investigations

London, KY

#3 Feb 20, 2014
BARBOURVILLE, Ky.(WYMT)- Barbourville Police raided a Knox County pawn shop and arrested two people.

Police say the T & L Pawn Shop was bringing in items shoplifted from other stores and then selling them in the pawn shop.

Barbourville Police raided the T and L Pawn Shop on Wednesday night.

Police say an undercover investigation showed the pawn shop got items shoplifted from Walmart and then sold it in the pawn shop.

Police say they made controlled deliveries of merchandise to the store and led them to believe it was stolen from other stores.

"When we executed the search warrants, we did find the items in glass cases where they were offered for resale," said Det. Steve Owens.

Police arrested Lewis Gray and his nephew Michael Gray and charged them with engaging in organized crime. Both turned down our request for interviews.

"Based on the information we had, there had to have been a large amount of money that was gained through such activities," said Det. Owens.

During the raid, police seized almost $40,000 in cash and items they say were stolen from Walmart and other stores.

Police say the Barbourville Walmart suffered significant losses in the scheme.

"A large percentage of items they have losses for are the very items being sold in the pawn shop," said Det. Owens.

Walmart managers could not talk on camera but say they cooperated in the investigation.

Barbourville Police also cited the T & L Pawn Shop for violating Barbourville City Ordinances. They are in the process of taking action to shut down the pawn shop.

Jail officials say Lewis Gray was released from jail on a $25,000 property bond and is on home incarceration.

Michael Gray is being held in the Knox County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond
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London, KY

#4 Feb 20, 2014
How many times is this going to be allowed to go on. That is why working people pay so much for items purchased in retail stores to replace what thieves have brought to T&L . T&L knows this stuff is stolen, everyone in Knox Co. has been there at one time or the other looking for their stolen property. Nice job Det. Steve Owens.
funny

United States

#5 Feb 20, 2014
what about the new sore he opened in Lodon? did they check it too.?i bet her has some stuff there too.
my opinion

Barbourville, KY

#6 Feb 20, 2014
all they will do is slap him on the wrist like they do every time!!!!! e never got in trouble for the last time that they suppose to have raided that rat hole.
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London, KY

#7 Feb 20, 2014
my opinion wrote:
all they will do is slap him on the wrist like they do every time!!!!! e never got in trouble for the last time that they suppose to have raided that rat hole.
I guess it is according to who wants to be in the spotlight. Not a lot of people want to be in the spotlight (election time) or maybe someone already in trouble.
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London, KY

#8 Feb 20, 2014
It's like this, you have all these people, that have all the people in Knox Counties best interest at heart. But they continue to let this place do business and have a dangerous place to pull out from the town plus the traffic going South that has to just about stop to pass this business. You have theft going on left and right in our communities and the thieves pull right in front of this business and sell the victims goods. Does no one else see anything wrong with this or is it me.
sad

Flat Lick, KY

#9 Feb 20, 2014
I've heard people in his family just rant and rave about how hard theresa and lewis work to get what they got
And I for one think there are worthless peices of crap. The only thing they are good for is supplying pills
To knox counties youth. The world would be just fine without them as far as I'm concerned
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London, KY

#10 Feb 20, 2014
sad wrote:
I've heard people in his family just rant and rave about how hard theresa and lewis work to get what they got
And I for one think there are worthless peices of crap. The only thing they are good for is supplying pills
To knox counties youth. The world would be just fine without them as far as I'm concerned
They may work hard. But the people that work 9 to 5 and take that hard earned money and buy plows, guns, jewelry, blowers. computers well you get my point and have it stolen and took to these pawn shops and sold, let me see, they work much harder for what they have, and got it by honest work.
I will not call them names, because they cannot be doing this alone.
why

Corbin, KY

#11 Feb 20, 2014
what about all the cars and truck. Why wasn't they pull in to safe place to be auction off. where was John Pickard at in this raid He is good at stealing money and cars Boy i be he is really pissed off at Barbourville city police. All these cars just didn't happen to be pawned because of a little money. Just like sad quoted Lewis is supplying a lot pills to knox county. Lewis you are lucky that you didn't get killed in this raid.
melinda

Flat Lick, KY

#12 Feb 20, 2014
I wonder why no one comments on his wife theresa where do u all think these pills are coming from?
Way to go

Keavy, KY

#13 Feb 20, 2014
Heard she opened her own pill shop in London. Way to go Teresa!
hellyell

Corbin, KY

#14 Feb 20, 2014
Way to go wrote:
Heard she opened her own pill shop in London. Way to go Teresa!
Theresa had to get out of knox county there's too much Greed in Knox county . Their scared too death that someone is going to make a dollar more than them. Teresa keep those pills coming .Lewis arrest was a joke he walked in jail and was booked and walked out on a property bond. what a crock. Now if it was 50 thousand in cash you would know who was backing T& l pawn. who could bring in the cash the fastest. Just like the last time lewis was arrested it was a joke. two jokes in row. Watch it Lewis third time is a charm. Walmarts merchandise isn't walking to the pawn shop by it's self there are employees involved. In the stealing. The pawn shop should be prosecuted to the fullest but there are more people involved than Lewis and his Nephew.
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London, KY

#15 Feb 20, 2014
I didn't read anything about her (Theresa) being caught selling drugs. I do not know of whom you are talking about.
If people know this for a fact and she is doing this why don't you call and report her. Who knows she may be under investigation as we speak.
People (private citizens), can get more done than you have been led to think. You are as capable as any to get it done.
John

Middlesboro, KY

#16 Feb 20, 2014
my opinion wrote:
all they will do is slap him on the wrist like they do every time!!!!! e never got in trouble for the last time that they suppose to have raided that rat hole.
no walmart will push for him to pay for this. he should spend some time in prison.
John

Middlesboro, KY

#17 Feb 20, 2014
Way to go wrote:
Heard she opened her own pill shop in London. Way to go Teresa!
dont worry John root will get her ass.
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London, KY

#18 Feb 20, 2014
John wrote:
<quoted text>dont worry John root will get her ass.
If it's true about her, I would bet everything I own she will get busted. That's another quality he has he won't tell where his information comes from. That is why so many get arrested!
Funny

Kansas City, MO

#19 Feb 20, 2014
What
News

Mount Vernon, KY

#20 Feb 20, 2014
They will be open regular buss hours tomorrow

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