Media helps get Love’s Truck Stop robbery suspect arrested!


A few days ago a couple was caught on surveillance footage stealing from a Love’s gas station. Since the robbery, and the posting of surveillance photos of the suspect on the Laurel County Sheriff’s office Facebook page and television and newspapers, numerous tips have been received by the Laurel County Sheriff’s office indicating that the suspect pictured was John Schell. After Sheriff Root received a tip on the suspects location, Laurel Sheriff’s deputies and detectives traveled to Pleasure View Road approximately 2 miles South of London armed with a Laurel District Court warrant of arrest obtained by Laurel Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Chris Edwards where the suspect was arrested in his mobile home without incident. John L. Schell age 49 of Pleasure View Rd is being charged with robbery – second-degree; wanton endangerment – first-degree; theft by unlawful taking – $500 or more but under $10,000; fleeing or evading police first-degree motor vehicle; fleeing or evading police – first-degree – on foot. John Schell was lodged in the Laurel County detention center.