The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is looking for 37 year old Robert McFadden, who is accused of importing crystal meth. He is also accused of distributing the drug and using an under-aged girl for drug trafficking. McFadden tops the departments most wanted list. A $500 reward is being offered. Anyone with information is asked to call 864-6600. Callers may remain anonymous.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting deputies are investigating the theft of a utility trailer early Thursday morning from behind Budget Car Rental in Corbin. Thieves hooked to the trailer and pulled it away. A surveillance photo shows the vehicle involved in the theft. The vehicle apparently has a "friends of coal" license tag on it. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Laurel County Sheriff's Office at 864-6600 or 878-7000. Callers may remain anonymous.
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is investigating vandalism at the Lily Fire Department's Main Station located on Ky 552 in Lily. A vehicle circled the fire department early Friday morning and rammed into a bay door causing extensive damage and then fled the scene. Surveillance cameras show a vehicle believed to be a dark green or gray Ford Taurus circling the building prior to the crash into the bay door. Anyone with information is asked to call the Laurel County Sheriff's office at 864-6600 or 878-7000. Callers may remain anonymous.
Kentucky State Police are investigating a robbery in Rockcastle County. Troopers in London received a call about 11:00 p.m. Thursday about a reported robbery at the Brodhead Tobacco and Tan Store. They say two men, one with a gun and the other with a knife, came in and demanded money from the store clerk. The clerk gave them money and the men ran away. The man with the gun was wearing a black coat, black ski mask and black gloves. The man with a knife was wearing a brown coat with a black hood, black ski mask and black gloves. Anyone with information is asked to call the Kentucky State Police at 878-6622 or 1-800-222-5555.
The London Police Department is reporting officers were dispatched to an impaired driving complaint on East 4th Street. The vehicle was involved in a hit and run accident involving a London Utility Commission truck. Officers located the vehicle in the rear parking lot behind Flowers Bakery. As officer Bryon Lawson began to approach, the vehicle struck his cruiser causing damage to the front of the patrol car. Officer Lawson was not injured. The driver, later identified as Steven T. Harrell, was forced to stop by Officer Lawson. Harrell was taken into custody without further incident and charged with DUI, Wanton Endangerment and several other charges. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
The Laurel County Sheriff's office says a man was arrested after allegedly stealing from a woman on a bus. Deputies say Harley Schwartz was on a bus traveling to Knoxville, when a woman on the bus realized there was a significant amount of money missing from her purse. The bus driver stopped the bus in Laurel County, after notifying the sheriff's office. After an investigation, deputies say they found the money on Schwartz. Schwartz was charged with theft by unlawful taking. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting deputies and Kentucky State police investigated a prowler complaint in the Park Hills Road area over the weekend in the early morning hours. Officers found 42 year old Brian Loomis of Corbin in the area with a hood over his head shining a flashlight and appeared to be intoxicated. Officers located a white pill canister containing three and a half Xanax bars and a clear plastic baggie containing suspected marijuana on him. Loomis reportedly told officers he had got his vehicle stuck earlier that night and was looking for something to get it out. Loomis was charged with public intoxication – controlled substances, possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center. Photo is courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says two people were hurt in a crash near London on I-75 Tuesday. Apparently 62 year old William Sams was driving his truck with Ronna Sams from Cincinnati left the roadway struck a guard rail, traveled over the guard rail, and overturned numerous times down an embankment coming to rest on its top in a small creek. Deputies say William passed out at the wheel because of medical reasons. Both were taken to Saint Joseph Hospital in London for their injuries. Their poodle that was also in the car was not hurt in the crash.
A man has been arrested for wanton endangerment following a death in Clay County. As we reported earlier Traci Beth Alvey, age 34, was found dead from what deputies believed was hypothermia. The Clay County Sheriff's Office says Alvey was reported missing on Monday. According to an arrest citation, Coy Bowling, age 42 of Oneida, was arrested on Tuesday evening for leaving Alvey in the woods during "blizzard conditions". Bowling is due in court on March 2. The investigation continues.
The Kentucky State Police is reporting five people have been arrested on meth charges in Knox County. Troopers received information of a possible meth lab at a home off Kentucky 6 in Barbourville. When at the home, troopers found a meth lab in an air conditioner vent in the bedroom. Tonia Couch, Alvin Couch, Steve Roark, Kimberly Hammons, and Ashley Smith were all arrested. A sixteen year old found in the home was released to other family members.