The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is reporting the arrest of a couple on drug charges. Deputies went to a residence off American Greeting Card Road in Corbin to investigate a complaint of possible drug activity with a small child being present in the home. They found marijuana, a small bag containing trazadone, a small bag containing a clear crystal substance identified as methamphetamine and an assortment of pills not in proper containers. A small child was present in the home. Deputies arrested Daryl Earls age 30 of Lily and Ashley Love age 26 of Corbin Manor Apartments. Both were charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, prescription controlled substances not in the proper container and endangering the welfare of a minor. Both Earls and Love were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting the arrest of an intoxicated woman in the jail parking lot. Deputies recieved a complaint from the Laurel County Detention Center of an intoxicated woman in the lobby. When officers arrived they found 31 year old Heather McQueen of London in the passenger seat of a vehicle in the parking lot. They determined she was under the influence. McQueen was charged with public intoxication – controlled substances and was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
Kentucky State Police officials say the agency is participating in a six-state effort targeting seat belt use and proper child safety seat use. The combined initiative, called the 6-State Trooper Project, continues through Monday. Troopers say their agency is participating with state police agencies in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia and Michigan. They say 61 percent of Kentucky's motor vehicle fatalities in 2014 involved people not wearing seat belts. They say that an unbelted person hitting a windshield in a 40-mph crash would feel the same force as hitting the ground after falling off a five-story building.
A Corbin man has agreed to accept a 19-year prison sentence for breaking into the Corbin Ice Company in 2013 and setting it on fire. 22-year-old Joshua Stevenson pleaded guilty to burglarizing and setting fire to the Corbin Ice Company. His trial was set for May 13th, but he took a plea deal in exchange for a recommended sentence of 19 years. If convicted, he could have faced 60 years in prison. The fire destroyed two offices, two warehouses, and two delivery trucks. Stevenson was released on bond and placed on home incarceration until his sentencing on June 1st.
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is reporting deputies have arrested a man for wanton endangerment after he allegedly pointed a gun at a five year old girl. The arrest happened at a home off Wyatt Road Monday night. Deputies along with social services went to conduct a welfare check on a child living in the home. According to deputies Michael Vickers, 27 of London allegedly pointed a 9mm handgun at the child because she splashed water in the bathroom floor while taking a bath. Deputies say the child's mother at first told them the gun was a toy, later Vickers told police he didn't think pointing a gun at the child was a big deal. Vickers, who is the step-father of the girl was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment, endangering the Welfare of a Minor and menacing. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
The London Police Department recently received a complaint at West 10th street apartments of a 3 year old child who had possibly consumed an alcoholic beverage. Upon arrival, officers found the child's father, Billy Morgan, was at another apartment while the child was being cared for by siblings and neighbors. The 3 year old was checked by EMS and was determined not to be under the influence of alcohol. But officers found two more siblings ages 15 and 16 were found in a rear bedroom of the apartment unresponsive from the consumption of alcohol and were transported by ambulance for treatment. Officers notified the Department of Child Based Services, and two children were placed with a responsible adult. The two minors that were transported for treatment would also be placed with a responsible adult upon discharge from the hospital. Morgan was arrested and charged with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor and two counts of Unlawful Transaction with a Minor. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is reporting the arrest of four people on drug charges. During an investigation deputies found the four in a vehicle with methamphetamine, digital scales, needles, a glass pipe used to smoke meth, a cut straw with suspected meth residue and numerous small plastic baggies. Arrested was 38 year old Heather Hollin of Gray, 40 year old John C. Jones of Gray, 27 year old Mary K. Jones of London and 25 year old Frank W. Rains of Gray. All four were charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were lodged in the and were all lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
After days of searching, rescue crews recovered the body of a man who apparently jumped from the Highway 90 bridge into the waters of Lake Cumberland last week. According to the Commonwealth Journal, autopsy reports returned Monday confirmed that Jack Dalton, 55, died from drowning in the lake. The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office said it appeared to be the result of a suicide. According to reports, boaters on the lake this past Sunday spotted a body floating in the water near Burnside Marina and reported it to authorities.
Voters went to the polls in Laurel County Tuesday to make thier voices heard in the Primary Election for state offices. Voter turnout was light as expected. Unofficial results from Laurel County, in the Republican Governors race Hal Heiner won with 41% of the vote to James Comer's 34%, Whitney Westerfield won for Attorney General, Allison Ball for Steate Treasurer and Richard Heath for Commissioner Of Agriculture. On the Democratic side of the isle, Jack Conway easily won in the Governors race, Alison Lundergan Grimes for Secretary Of State and Rick Nelson for Treasurer. Again thats just in Laurel County. Check our state news for statewide results.
Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell is reporting two men have been arrested accused of trying to steal metal at a church. Deputies arrested 35-year-old William Veach Saturday. 35-year-old Terry Holt surrendered to police later. The two reportedly tried to take metal from an air conditioner at Frankfort Baptist Church. Veach faces a possession of burglary tools charge and a criminal mischief charge. Holt faces a criminal mischief charge.