Nine-Year-Old Child's 911 Call Leads To Parents' Arrests In Whitley County

The Whitley County Sheriff's Office says a nine-year-old child called 911 after being left alone. The child told police that the mother had been gone over a day, and the father had left with another child. Social services was called to keep the child safe. After investigations, officials located the mother, Rhonda Flood, at a Laurel County motel. She was not arrested at that time. Flood returned home, only to be arrested after a disturbance complaint at the home. She was arrested and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and menacing. The next day, officials stopped a vehicle for a seatbelt violation. The driver was the child's father, Courtney Flood. Deputies determined Courtney was driving on a suspended license. After searching the vehicle, officials also found a digital weighing scale and crystal "ice" methamphetamine. Courtney was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug parapernalia, no seatbelt and driving on a suspended license. Both Courtney and Rhonda were lodged in Whitley County Detention Center.

Courtney Flood


London Police Arrest Man With Heroin

The London Police Department says officers were called out to the Dog Patch Trading Center parking lot where two people were reportedly under the influence of drugs. Officers were told the suspects were in a black vehicle, which they tracked down to a BP gas station. Jon R. Sons, Jr., was sitting in the passenger seat. Police say he would not respond to light, his eyes were bloodshot and his pupils were extremely dialated. K-9 Officer Greg Turner and his K-9 partner Tyson arrived to search for drugs. Tyson led officers to the passenger side of the car where a cigarette pack was found containing a plastic baggie of heroin. Sons was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Jon Sons


Three People Arrested In Knox County In Connection to Stolen ATV

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out on a complaint of an ATV stolen from a house in Corbin. The owner of the black ATV told officers that he left the ATV at his niece, Angela Day's, house on Siler Hill Road. The vehicle was missing when he came back for it. The owner said he suspected Day and her boyfriend, Andrew Hall, of taking the ATV. Upon further investigation deputies discovered that Hall and Day did steal the ATV. The vehicle had been hidden at Elvis Wynn's residence on Moore Hill Avenue. The ATV was found chained to a tree and painted red to disguise it. The key to the ATV was discovered in Wynn's possession. Hall was present at the house as well. While there, police found syringes, snorting straws, scales and baggies. Day, Hall, and Wynn were arrested and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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The LIHEAP Heating Assistance Program Is Underway

As cold weather sets in folks can apply now for assistance with thier heating bills. LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, is underway. Funds are set aside by the federal government for qualified applicants in November. Applicants have until Dec. 15th to sign up for utility assistance through LIHEAP. For residents of Clay, Laurel, Jackson and Rockcastle County contact the Daniel Boone Community Action Agency at (606) 598-5127.


Laurel County Police Investigating Shooting

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies were called out to a reported shooting off Locust Grove Road. When officers arrived they found that 36-year-old Samantha Vega of Keavy was shot multiple times in her legs and was able to call an acquaintance who called 911. Apparently, the shooter fired multiple shots from outside the Vega's home. Vega was transported by ambulance to UK Medical Center in Lexington for treatment of serious injuries. The gun used in the shooting was recovered and a man described as a person of interest was identified and interviewed. The motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

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Corbin Man Arrested For Kidnapping

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out on a report of a man, 37 year old Dewey Warren of Corbin, had forced a woman into a vehicle in Bimble. The woman reportedly had an active EPO against Warren. Deputies spotted the vehicle matching the description traveling north on 25E and tried to stop it. The vehicle sped up leading police on a chase reaching speeds over 90 mph. The vehicle finally stopped near the Corbin bypass where Warren told deputies he was a Corbin Police Officer. The female victim was inside the vehicle at the time of the arrest. Warren was arrested and charged with DUI, kidnapping, violation of an EPO/DVO, fleeing or evading police, impersonating a police officer, resisting arrest and several others. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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London Police Looking For Couple Who Allegedly Used Stolen Credit Card

The London Police Department is asking for help identifying two people. Officers say the man and woman in these security camera photos were seen using a stolen credit card. If you know who these people are, please message the London Police Department on their Facebook page, call them at 606-878-7004 or submit an anonymous tip online.

Stolen Credit Card Suspects


Road Rage Incident Puts Two Schools On Lock-Down

Police say a road rage incident put two Clay County schools on lock-down last week. Billy Mayfield was arrested a short time later. Police said Mayfield went to Clay County High School during the incident and pulled a gun on another driver. When they showed up he tried to run off and threw the gun out a car window. Police said they found the gun a ditch. They also found drugs and a child in his car. Mayfield faces several charges, including wanton endangerment.

Billy Mayfield



London Police Release Surveillance Photos Of Car Connected To Bank Robbery

The London Police Department has released surveillance photos of a vehicle possibly connected to the armed robbery of 1st Trust Bank on October 13th. The vehicle is a silver 2018 Toyota Camry SE, four-door sedan. Police say their investigation indicates the bank robber did not act alone. They are looking for a getaway driver in addition to the robber. Officials say over $16,000 was taken. Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 award for any information that leads to the arrest of suspects involved in the robbery. Anyone with information on the robbery suspect or vehicle are asked to call London Police Detectives at (606)878-7004, (606)878-7000 or anonymously through email at

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Man Arrested After Allegedly Giving Alcohol Teenager In Laurel County

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies arrested a man for sharing alcohol with a 13-year-old girl. Officers were searching for a missing teenage girl ten miles outside of London when they found her with 53-year-old Vince Jackson. Police say Jackson appeared to be drunk. Deputies found a Sprite bottle that contained what smelled like alcohol with Jackson. The missing girl said Jackson gave her two drinks from the bottle. She appeared to be under the influence as well. Jackson was charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place and unlawful transaction of alcohol with a minor. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Vince Jackson