Walmart employees help woman hide from accused attacker


CORBIN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Employees at a Walmart in Corbin helped a woman hide from her boyfriend in the store after she says he held her against her will in a tent for days and assaulted her every time she tried to get away, according to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say the woman finally escaped after her boyfriend, 35-year old Elmo Clinton Carroll, of Corbin, took her to Walmart to buy food.

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Investigators say once the woman got away from Carroll in the store, employees helped her hide from him until deputies arrived.

Carroll was arrested and charged with Assault 4th Degree-Domestic Violence and Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd Degree.

He was taken to the Laurel County Detention Center.

Investigators say the woman had old and fresh injuries to her face.