Woman arrested for attempted prostitution in Corbin Walmart parking lot

By: Paige Quiggins Email
By: Paige Quiggins Email

Kentucky State Police Sgt. Greg Reams arrested 34-year-old Karen Dople after she allegedly approached customers at the Corbin Walmart on Oct. 26.

Reams said he heard the call over the radio while working at the nearby weigh station on Interstate 75 South and responded to the call.

“She was getting in and out of the trucks,” said Michelle Low, who witnessed the incident.

“Last night around ten or eleven o'clock we were walking down here and we saw a woman in a red truck and she asked my little cousin if he had twenty dollars and she would give him anything he wanted,” said Low.

Public Affairs Officer Steve Douglas said a relative of a juvenile who was solicited called in the tip.

“Whenever Sergeant Reams arrived on the scene, he found an obviously intoxicated Ms. Dople, she was obviously impaired by drugs, she had a small amount of cash, a syringe on her person and other paraphernalia that is commonly used with prostitution,” said Douglas.

Although Dople never admitted to soliciting herself, a witness said that she was advertising twenty dollars for “whatever they want.” Police said she had some common tools of the trade with her, but she was charged with more than just prostitution.

Dople is going to be charged with prostitution, resisting arrest, public intoxication and othevading police.

"During the course of officer reams attempting to arrest her a foot chase ensued. he chased her around fifty yards through the parking lot where he had to taser her at which time she became compliant and was arrested without further incident," said Douglas.

Deputy Kirk Mays of the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the arrest by getting a statement from a juvenile who was approached.

Dople is currently being held on a $1,000 bond at the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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