Shoplifting calls led to drug arrests in Jacksboro

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By Charlotte Underwood

Shoplifting reports led to two separate drug arrests in Jacksboro this past week.

On July 9, around 7:20 p.m., Jacksboro Police Officer Josh Carroll was dispatched to Wal-Mart on the report an individual was concealing merchandise and allegedly had a handgun tucked in the waistband of his jeans, according to the Jacksboro Police report.

Upon arriving at Wal-Mart, Carroll located Kyle Ray Shively, 19, of 502 E. Walden Street, LaFollette, and asked him to place his hands on the jewelry counter, the report said. Carroll asked Shively if he was in possession of any weapons and without answering, Shively allegedly reached for an object, which was in his waistband, according to Carroll’s report. The object was soon discovered to be a flare gun. Shively stated he was carrying the flare gun for protection, Carroll’s report said.

At that point, Jacksboro Officer Greg Cox and Caryville Officer Wes Mongar assisted Carroll in arresting Shively. Upon searching him, officers found a small white round pill believed to be schedule IV, along with unpaid merchandise from Wal-Mart, according to the report. After his arrest, it was also discovered Shively had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. He was charged with two capias bench warrants, possession of a prohibited weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance. Shively is currently being held at the county jail on $6,241.50 bond. He has a court date set for July 21.

On July 11, a second shoplifting call netted another drug arrest for the Jacksboro Police Department. Officer Greg Cox was dispatched to Wal-Mart on the report a man had attempted to go through the self-checkout line without paying for all of his merchandise, according to the Jacksboro police report.

Kelly Bruce Dople, 40, of 119 A Dossett Lane, Jacksboro, was arrested for theft under $500. Upon arrest, it was discovered that Dople had a pill bottle with no prescription or name on it containing 18 Xanax, 66- 30 milligram Oxycontin and 65- 15 milligram Oxycontin, according to Cox’s report. Dople was also charged with two counts felony possession of schedule II and one count felony possession of schedule IV, as well as drug paraphernalia. Dople was released on July 11 on $5,000 bond and he has a court date set for July 24.