Woman being sought on several charges

Published 5:25 pm Tuesday, January 23, 2018

A Barbourville woman is being sought after an alleged identity theft in Knox County.

According to a release from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, earlier this month Deputy Claude Hudson arrested a female who was asleep in a vehicle along with two other individuals at a residence on Garden Drive in Flat Lick.

The female identified herself to Hudson as Tiffany R. Botkins, 35, of Artemus, and provided a Social Security number that belonged to Botkins. She was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of open alcohol beverage container in motor vehicle.

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According to the release, several people contacted the sheriff’s office after viewing the photograph on Knox County “Jail Tracker” stating that the photograph was not of Botkins but of her sister, Tabitha A. Henderson, 37, of Barbourville.

By the time Hudson learned of the identity theft, Henderson had been released from the Knox County Detention Center. Hudson obtained a Knox County arrest warrant on Henderson for theft of identity.

Henderson is also wanted on a Bell County indictment warrant for persistent felony offender II, tampering with physical evidence and shoplifting. There is also a Bell County bench warrant for third-degree criminal trespass and second-degree terroristic threatening.

As of Tuesday evening, Henderson is still at large. Anyone having any information on the whereabouts of Tabitha Henderson is requested to contact the Knox County Sheriff’s Office either by telephone at 606-546-3181, Knox County Sheriff’s Office Facebook or Knox 911 Dispatch. All caller information will be kept confidential.

Brian O’Brien of The Big One WRIL contributed to this story.