Knox County Burglary Suspect Arrested After Faking Heart Attack for Ride to Hospital Cafeteria

On Friday, August 24, 2018, around 2pm, Knox County Deputy Claude Hudson responded to a reported theft of a handgun at a residence on Combs Avenue in Corbin. After contacting the victim and conducting an investigation, a suspect was developed. Deputy Hudson learned the suspect had been picked up by an ambulance at Dixon’s Market after reporting he was having a heart attack. When the ambulance arrived at Baptist Health Corbin, the suspect got out of the ambulance and walked to the cafeteria. Deputy Hudson located the suspect, identified as Kenneth Ray Couch, age 35, of Corbin, inside the cafeteria. He was arrested and charged with burglary, falsely reporting an incident, and failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation. Couch was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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