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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) – Deputies in McCracken County need your help finding a man they say was involved in a meth lab explosion that destroyed a mobile home.

According to Sheriff Jon Hayden, deputies were called to the 5500 block of Harris Road near Paducah just before 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27 for a report of a house fire. Callers told 911 operators that a naked man was lying outside the home.9760715_G

When fire fighters arrived, they started rendering first aid to the victim and began working to put the fire out.

According to Sheriff Hayden, the fire had burned the clothes off of the man.

Fire crews soon realized that the fire was possibly connected to a methamphetamine lab, so they notified detectives within the McCracken County Sheriff’s Drug Division.

During the investigation, detectives learned that the victim, 25-year-old Kenneth Wayne Corbit II of Jonesboro, Arkansas, had been making methamphetamine inside the abandoned mobile home with several other suspects.9760722_G

Those suspects reportedly ran away when the explosion happened, leaving Corbit at the home.

The hospital where Corbit was being treated did not notify the sheriff’s department that Corbit was able to leave the hospital and allowed him to leave around 1:00 Friday afternoon.

Corbit is wanted on felony charges of 3rd degree burglary, 1st degree criminal mischief, and manufacturing methamphetamine.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call their local law enforcement agency.



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