The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing teenager, who disappeared Tuesday morning. Deputies say 16-year-old Alexis Ramey was last seen around 7:30 a.m. off Waterworks Road, about a mile west of London. They say they don't know where Ramey could be headed. Deputies say Ramey is 5'10", 110 pounds, has shoulder length brown hair, blue eyes, a thin build, and a fair complexion. No other information about her disappearance has been released. Anyone with information about Ramey's whereabouts is asked to call the Laurel County Sheriff's Office at 864-6600 or 878-7000.
The Knox County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested a man this week who has been on the run since December. On December 29th a deputy and constable were both hit and knocked down by a vehicle driven by Brian Osbourne. Osbourne was arrested that night but his passenger, 32 year old Lawrence Ray Davis, escaped on foot. Davis was charged with fleeing or evading, wanton endangerment, assault, resisting arrest, manufacturing methamphetamine and others. He was also charged with recieving stolen property as a result of another investigation regarding a stolen motorcycle. Davis was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.
The Whitley County Sheriff's Office says a traffic stop this week ended with a meth arrest. Deputies stopped a vehicle along Nannie Hubbard Road in the Canadatown community and during the investigation noticed a small plastic bag containing supposed methamphetamine. A search also turned up a glass pipe hidden in a sock. A passenger in the car, Aaron Dewayne Cox, is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Cox was lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is looking for conservation officer recruits. The deadline to apply is Monday. Applicants must be 21, have a driver's license and meet educational requirements or have related experience. The agency said in a news release it plans to fill 25 positions statewide. To submit an application, visit https://careers.ky.gov . Applicants should apply to Auto Req ID number 52700BR. The agency says to be considered for further review, applicants must fully complete the online application in the Career Opportunities System.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root says two women are facing several charges after they led deputies on a chase. Officers tried to pull over a pickup truck on Black Road in London, but the driver, 41 year old Michelle Neal, sped off. Police say Neal tried to wreck them and at one point caused thier cruiser to hit the truck damaging the cruiser. During the chase, police say the passenger, 40 year old Casey Lainhart, threw a bag out the window containing several unused needles as well as several loaded with what is believed to be meth. When police finally stopped the truck Neal refused to get out and had to be physically removed. Neal reportedly admitted to using drugs earlier that day. Neal faces several charges including fleeing or evading police, DUI, wanton endangerment of a police officer, resisting arrested and drug possession, among other things. Lainhart was also arrested and charged with public intoxication and drug possession, among other things. Both were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says four people, including a 17-year-old, are facing charges after a traffic stop. Deputies stopped a suspicious vehicle on Highway 192, about four miles west of London. Inside, deputies say they found a large amount of money, mostly in $20 bills, along with marijuana and a handgun. Deputies say all five people in the car were under the influence. They say the driver, a 17-year-old from Corbin, was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana, possession of a handgun by a minor, carrying a concealed weapon, resisting arrest, menacing and alcohol intoxication in a public place. They say he was later taken to the Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Facility. His name hasn't been released because he's a juvenile. Deputies say three adults in the car, 19-year-old Tre Edwards of Corbin, 20-year-old Cody Baker of Corbin and 18-year-old Cheyenne Henson of London, were all charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place. They say a 17-year-old juvenile in a passenger seat was released to a family member.
Police in Middlesboro arrested five people including a Knox Central High School teacher Sunday afternoon on drug charges. Middlesboro Police said they pulled over Linda Owens for speeding and found she was under the influence. She admitted to using meth, suboxone, marijuana and Xanax and was taken to the Bell County Detention Center. Police said Owens mentioned other drug activity with her boyfriend back at a local hotel room. Officers then found Michael Miracle, Amanda Martin and high school teacher Joshua Kyle Ramsey inside a room at the Days Inn on Cumberland Avenue. Police report the three were found with a substance believed to be meth, syringes and a mini digital scale. Ramsey, Miracle and Martin were all charged with possession of a controlled substance, buying or possessing drug paraphernalia and evidence tampering. Superintendent Kelly Sprinkles said released a statement which read Ramsey is suspended pending further investigation by law enforcement and the school district.
The Laurel County Sheriff's office says a deputy shot and killed a man during an exchange of gunfire Friday night. Officers were called out on a complaint of shooting, screaming, and yelling at a home on Sibert Road, off east 80 near London. Deputies say when they arrived, shots were fired from inside the home, hitting a deputy's cruiser numerous times. Officials say the deputies returned fire in self-defense. The sheriff's office says the Kentucky State Police special response team sent a robot into the house and found the suspect, 30 year old Joey Isgrigg, dead. There were two other people in the house at the time. 26 year old Birtha Isgrigg was arrested for public intoxication-controlled substances. Truman Weaver was taken by ambulance to the hospital after complaining of pain. The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police.
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office an investigation continues into fatal crash on Highway 472. Deputies say a pickup truck, traveling west, went around a curve, lost control and hit a tree Thursday evening. The coroner pronounced the driver dead at the scene. Officials shut down the road for nearly two hours to investigate. At last report the identity of the driver had not been released.
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies developed information that a man wanted on a felony warrant was located at a home on Dean Oakley Road. When officers arrived they saw the man, 32 year old William Callihan, on the front porch. When he saw police he ran into the house but was arrested after a short scuffle. Callihan was wanted for, among other things, criminal abuse of a child under 12. During the arrest Callihan was found in possession of seven bags of suspected crystal meth, a glass pipe and cash. His girlfriend, 27 year old Candus Rogers, was charged with hindering prosecution. 62 year old Jerry Grimes, who had warrants for his arrest, was also arrested. All three were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.