Nash County deputy helps woman who walks 12 miles round trip to work

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A Nash County Sheriff’s Office deputy coordinated with a Walmart store and was able to get a bike for a local woman who normally walks more than 12 miles to and from work.

Sgt. Scott Bass says he recalls seeing Jaylesya Corbett walking from her home to her current job at Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits.

Bass had seen Corbett walking while it snowed and rained during her 6.1 mile walk to work.

Bass would often stop and offer her a drive to work so she wouldn’t have to endure the elements, the sheriff’s office said. He had also told other employees to stop and help her out should they see her walking to or from her job, the sheriff’s office said.

Bass reached out to a Nashville Walmart store and spoke with the store manager about Corbett’s walk to and from work. Manager Iris Pierce agreed to donate a bike.

On Monday, Bass delivered a brand new Schwinn Fairhaven Women’s Cruiser Bike to Corbett.

Initially, she was caught off guard thinking she had done something wrong, but when Bass advised her she was now the owner of a new bike in order to help her get to work, she became ecstatic to hear the news.

“I was truly humbled by Sergeant Bass’ efforts when he asked if it was OK to help Jaylesya and to see the happiness and joy he brought to her by his actions,” said Nash County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Brandon Medina.

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