The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is reporting deputies arrested a woman they say threatened to kill them and their families. They arrested 33 year old Jessica Collette of Gray after they were dispatched to a complaint about a fight allegedly involving Collette and another woman. When they arrived they say Collette began to curse and scream at the other woman. They say she also began threatening to kill the deputies and their families. After being taken to the Laurel County Detention Center, deputies say Collette continued to struggle with them as well jail personnel, kicking and screaming and refusing to get out of the police cruiser. Collette was charged with assault, disorderly conduct, public intoxication and terroristic threatening.
The Whitley County Sheriff's Office says a teen has been arrested after allegedly assaulting and injuring her great-grandmother. Deputies responded to a home in Goldbug where a caller reported a fight over the use of an electronic device lead to the assault. When deputies arrived they found the great-grandmother with visible injuries to the face and head. She was transported to UK Hospital. The 13 year old girl was taken into custody and charged with second degree assault.
The London Police Department is reporting officers are investigating a counterfeit case where four bogus $20 bills were used at Valero Gas Station. The owner of the station said his employees accepted the counterfeit bills as payment. The bills were later brought to the London Police Department for officers to examine. Officers say the bills do appear to be counterfeited and were sent to the U.S. Secret Service. The investigation is continuing.
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says a crash this week on Patton Spur Road led to a couple's arrest and an attack by a swarm of bees from a disturbed hive. Deputies responding to the crash say 36 year old Noah Elkins of East Bernstadt and 35 year old Priscilla Simpson of Dry Ridge were under the influence. Simpson told them that she and Elkins had taken several drugs, including Suboxone, neurotin and Klonopin. Investigators said they were out "looking for a place to swim" when they ran off the road striking a utility pole and disturbing a beehive. Elkins and Simpson were taken to the hospital for treatment for injuries from the crash and for "numerous" bee stings. Elkins was cited for driving under the influence, as well as other traffic violations. Simpson was charged with public intoxication.
Two sheriff's deputies ended up in the hospital after a barricade situation in McKee. The Jackson County Sheriff says his office responded to a report of a shooting on D and M Loop Road. That ended up being unfounded, however, deputies did find a man who was not supposed to be inside the home. Deputies say the man got into a fight with someone inside that home, then ended up barricading himself inside. The sheriff says the suspect ended up getting in a fight with deputies. Two deputies were injured and taken to hospital. The extent of their injuries and names of those involved were not reported.
The Clay County Sheriff's Office says a Clay County constable is facing charges in a theft case involving the Shriners. Deputies served a warrant this week on Clay County Constable Donald Watson. Watson was allegedly selling onions for the Leslie County Shrine Club and failed to return $760. The fundraiser allows the Shrine Club to help kids and their families get to Shriners Hospital for Children in Cincinnati. Group members say all they want is to get the money back. Deputies say Watson claimed the money was stolen and reported to the Kentucky State Police, which officers say is not true.
The London Police Department is encouraging anyone with unwanted or unused prescription medications to drop them off safely using their MedRx Units. Public Information Officer Magen Zawko says it's as easy as dropping mail off. The units help the community to not only curb prescription pill abuse, reduce the dangers of burglary, but also keeps pills out of the reach of children and out of the water supply. The department's lobby is open 24/7 with 24/7 surveillance.
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is reporting a death investigation continues after the discovery of a body found floating in a pond off Locust Grove Road, approximately 9 miles west of London Tuesday morning. A neighbor discovered the body floating in the water and notified emergency services. The victim has been identified as Lonnie Bores of Locust Grove Road. London Laurel Rescue Squad had to use a boat to recovery of the body. Laurel County Coroner Doug Bowling pronounced Bores dead at the scene. The cause of death has not been determined. The investigation is continuing by Detective Kevin Berry.
Corbin Police are searching for an inmate after they say he escaped from court. Officers say 19 year old Trever Blevins escaped from Whitley District Court during his arraignment for felony check fraud. Police said he is approximately 5' 5" and around a 100 pounds. He was last seen still wearing his jail issued orange jumpsuit. Anyone with information is asked to call the Corbin Police Department at 528-1122.
The laurel County Sheriff's Office is reporting the arrest of a man who allegedly knocked on a door looking for a woman in a nearby home while posing as a U.S. Marshal. When deputies arrived at the scene they found 46 year old James Lorman of East Bernstadt had a handgun in close proximity but had no identification showing that he was in fact a US Marshal. Deputies took Lorman into custody. while on the way to jail Lorman complained of chest pains, but EMS crews determined he was not experiencing any medical emergency. He also resisted deputies when they asked him to get out of the cruiser. Lorman was charged with impersonating a peace officer, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and menacing.