Police say a Jackson County woman was arrested after she tried to enter a Knox County restaurant naked. Employees at Burger King in Barbourville say around 10 pm they noticed 26-year-old Kayla Nunn of Gray Hawk walking around outside the store naked. The manager asked her where her clothes were and Nunn reportedly said she "had hair and tattoos." When Nunn was told she couldn't come into the restaurant workers say she began harassing customers outside. Employees called police and officers took her into custody. Police say Nunn may have been under the influence at the time of her arrest. Nunn pleaded guilty Monday to indecent exposure as well as disorderly conduct. She was sentenced to 10 days in jail.
The Somerset Police Department is reporting a high speed chase through two counties landed three people in jail. It all started at Belks in the Somerset Mall. Police received a call from the store claiming two women stealing items. The women left the store before officers arrived. Officers then spotted a car matching the description on US 27. As officers attempted to pull them over they winded through several roads before ending up on 80 toward London. Somerset police were soon joined by Pulaski County deputies and Kentucky State Police. Police say the chase reached speeds of 100 miles per hour. The chase finally came to an end three miles into Laurel County when the car suddenly just stopped. The three surrendered peacefully. The driver, 30-year old Chris Holbrook, and his passengers, 46-year old Rhonda Coleman and 21-year old Ashley Muncy were arrested. Police say details of the shoplifting are still under investigation. The two women were charged on outstanding warrants out of Pike County.
Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith is reporting deputies were called out a home in the Gray area where an anonymous caller reported a woman there was selling marijuana. Officers seized several plastic bags of pre-weighed marijuana, over 35 Hydrocodone tablets and assorted drug paraphernalia. Deputies arrested 39 year old Kathleen Phipps and charged her with Trafficking in Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. There was also a Knox County warrant out on Phipps for failure to pay fines on a Failure to Produce Insurance Card charge. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.
Police are investigating a house fire in Jackson County. It happened at a home over the weekend just north of McKee. Firefighters say the home did not have any electrical service at the time, so they believe it was intentionally set. The Kentucky State Police is asking anyone with information to call (859)623-2404. There is a $1,000 dollar reward offered for information leading to an arrest.
The Kentucky State Police is reporting an inmate at Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington has walked away from the minimum security prison. A statement from the facility says 45-year-old Charles Blanton, who was serving a 16-year sentence on charges out of Laurel County including manufacturing methamphetamine, went missing Sunday evening. He would have been eligible for parole in December. Blanton is described as a 6-foot, 200 pound white male with brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the Kentucky State Police at (502) 227-2221 or the Lexington Division of Police at (859) 258-3600.
Deputies with the Laurel County Sheriff's Office were called out to a home off North Stewart Road on a fight complaint involving 8 people. When they arrived at the scene several people ran into the house while another reportedly faked a seizure. A man later identified as 51 year old Gregory Wilcheck of Woodbine who had been instructed to not be on that property was on the front porch cursing and creating a disturbance. Officers arrested Wilcheck and charged him with disorderly conduct, criminal trespassing and alcohol intoxication. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is reporting the arrest of a Corbin man after he was allegedly at a home in violation of a domestic violence order and a court order. Deputy Shawn Jackson was dispatched to West Cumberland Gap Parkway where he found 31 year old Luke Frenz driving a vehicle with one headlight out, a loud muffler and weaving on the roadway. Deputy Jackson pulled him over determined Frenz was under the influence. Frenz reportedly resisted arrest and following a brief scuffle was taken into custody. He was charged with DUI, driving on DUI suspended license, resisting arrest, violation of a court order and other traffic offenses. renz was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting deputies were called out to a nursing home off American Greeting Card Road near Corbin. An intoxicated man was reportedly there visiting. When deputies arrived they found 30 year old Robert Mills age 30 of Gray and determined he was under the influence. Mills was arrested and charged with public intoxication – controlled substances. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
A Somerset Christian student was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal last week. Congressman Hal Rogers presented Anna Roberts the medal during an assembly in front of her peers. She earned it with 400 volunteer service hours, plus 400 more hours of personal development and physical fitness achievements. Roberts is only the third student from Kentucky's 5th Congressional District to receive the medal.
Kentucky State Police are investigating human remains found in a creek bed in Rockcastle County. Troopers say a caller told them they made a "suspicious discovery" in Calloway Branch Creek. Troopers have confirmed that the remains are human remains of, "at least one person." They say the remains are spread over several hundred yards near the creek bed. The remains are located in a remote area and at this point, investigators aren't sure how someone stumbled upon them. A forensic pathologist traveled from Frankfort to investigate the scene on Friday morning. The age and gender of the remains are unknown at this time.