By James Cook, Times Reporter
With the holidays coming and times being tough, of course people are looking for anyway to make a few extra bucks. But for one Stanton man, his idea led him straight to the Powell County Detention Center. Cory Centers’ idea allegedly was to steal from a local farm and try to rob a video store.
Police were called to Airport Video last Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. after a clerk called saying that a man had tried to rob her. When they arrived the officers found that the suspect had fled the scene. However, they were able to get a good description of Centers. Officers began to search for him but had to wait a short time to find him.
While searching, Stanton Police Officer Donovan Crabtree and Deputy Grant Faulkner came across Centers in front of the Mountain View Drive-In on East College Avenue. Centers, 22, was carrying a chain saw when officers found him. According to the citation, Centers admitted to taking the chain saw from Van Bert Farms, which is located on Derickson Lane in Stanton.
Officers took Centers back to Airport Video, where the clerk identified Centers as being the man who tried to rob the store. Centers was placed under arrest and lodged in the Powell County Detention Center.
Centers has been charged with receiving stolen property and criminal attempt to commit second degree robbery. Centers had a July, 2008 probation violation bench warrant from Montgomery County served on him at the jail. Those charges were for first degree attempted robbery and third degree burglary. He is currently being held without a bond.