Deputies: Man arrested after stealing items and van from local business

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Deputies with the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department say they have arrested a man after he reportedly filled a van from Interstate Auction with stolen items and driving off.

Deputies say 39-year-old Michael Smith was arrested after employees say he went into Interstate Auction and was putting them into a business van and left the scene in the stolen van.

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Employees say they called 911 and followed to van to a home, where Smith was seen unloading the stolen items and leaving them on the front porch of the home.

Corbin City Police say they were nearby and detained Smith until Laurel County deputies arrived.

Smith was arrested and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.