Man wanted after meth lab explosion turns himself in

Man wanted after McCracken Co. meth lab explosion
Remains of mobile home after meth lab explosion (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
Remains of mobile home after meth lab explosion (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - A man wanted after a meth lab explosion in McCracken County turned himself in to police.

Kenneth Corbit II turned himself in at the McCracken County Sheriff's Department 1 p.m. on Feb. 3.

He has been wanted since leaving a hospital on Jan. 29.

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.

When firefighters 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.

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 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29.

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

He was taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail after he turned himself in on Feb. 3.

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