Man arrested on Domestic violence and drug charges

Sheriff John Root is reporting Deputy Larry Parrott was dispatched to a domestic disturbance on Ky 770. Apparently Larry T. Stephenson age 21 had choked his girlfriend. He was arrested on assault charges. He also had warrants for possesion of marijuana and possesion of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.

Barbourville Man Arrested On Drug Charges

Sheriff John Root is reporting officers conducted a drug investigation involving marijuana shipments. Deputies determined James P. Hembree Jr age 24 of Barbourville had a package shipped to him containing 1.5 pounds of marijuana. He was charged with Trafficking and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.

Pedestrian Hit By An Alleged Drunk Driver

According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root Deputy Mickey Ashurst responded to the report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle on Ky 1223 , 9 miles south of London. Apparently Mark Wagers age 53 of Wildwood Apts London was struck by a pickup truck driven by Richard Peace age 64 of Corbin as he was walking along the shoulder. Wagers received multiple facial fractures and a fracture to his leg. He was transported by Ambulance to Baptist Health Corbin and later airlifted to UK. Deputy Ashurst determined Peace was under the influence and was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcoholic Beverages and Assault. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility. KSP Officer Mikey Hamblin assisted at the scene. The investigation is continuing.

man police say robbed a Subway in Corbin was arrested in Knoxville

The man police say robbed a Subway in Corbin was arrested in Knoxville, Tennessee. Charles Vincent Gray was arrested while trying to cash a check at a Kroger in Knoxville. Gray is also being charged with aggravated robbery in two more Subways and a CVS pharmacy.

Two Teens Killed In Crash Found Hours Later By Fishermen

Two teens were killed in a crash in Laurel County and not found for hours until fishermen stumbled upon the wreckage. Saturday afternoon some fishermen in the Bee Rock Campground area found a car flipped over an embankment. The car belonged to 19-year-old David Shepherd, but Shepherd was actually in the passenger seat at the time of the wreck. His friend, 19 year old Joshua Campbell, was the one driving. The teens were apparently driving toward Ky 192 when they somehow lost control of the car. Both teenagers were pronounced dead at the scene. Both boys lived in Laurel County; Campbell was from London and Shepherd from Lily. The Laurel County Sheriff's Dept is still investigating.

Gov. Steve Beshear declares State Of Emergency For A Dozen Counties

Governor Steve Beshear has declared a state of emergency for a dozen counties after severe storms swept through Kentucky beginning April 15, causing widespread damage. The affected counties are Bell, Clay, Crittenden, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, Owsley, Rockcastle and Whitley. Gov. Beshear has requested Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Kentucky Emergency Management to conduct joint preliminary damage assessments in those counties to determine if Kentucky may qualify to request federal assistance. Residents should contact their local emergency management officials to report any damage to their property.

City Of Corbin Accepting Donations For Police Officer Who Lost Everything In Fire

A Corbin City Police Officer and his family lost everything in a house fire Thursday night (04-25-13). No one was injured in the blaze but the house and all the contents were destroyed. City Comissioner Ed Tye reports donations are being accepted at Corbin City Hall, Corbin Police Dept. and Fire Dept. Clothing and monetary donations are appreciated. The officer and his wife have two small children, a boy and girl. The boy wears size 4T and the girl 3 to 6 months.

Laurel County Police Recover Suspected Stolen ATV And Seek Owner

Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting deputies responded to a 911 call about a man riding an ATV on other peoples’ property on Riviera Lane , 2 miles west of London . When deputies arrived at the scene, they found the ATV—a 2006 white Yamaha Raptor behind a home. The resident Dusty W. Lovett, age 31 told officers he didn't know who owned the ATV—that he was just "riding it around". Lovett was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property, and Public Intoxication and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility. Deputies are attempting to locate the rightful owner of the ATV. If anyone has information call the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office at 864-6600 or 878-7000.

Another Man Arrested For Assaulting His Mother

Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting deputies investigated a domestic dispute involving an 18 year old man fighting his mother on Chess Road, 12 miles south of London. When deputies arrived at the scene, they learned the man had been fighting with his mother over housework. The mother had bruise marks on her from the fight. Cecil E. Powell age 18 of Chess Lane, Keavy, was arrested and charged with Assault (Domestic Violence), and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.

Two People Were Arrested At Corbin Wal-Mart For Public Intoxication

Laurel County Sheriff John Root reports Deputy John Inman was dispatched to a complaint of a man and woman causing a disturbance at Corbin Walmart. Upon arrival he found them in the store and determined they were both extremely intoxicated. Michael Wayne Browning age 34 of Barbourville and Christina M. McIntyre age 26 of Gray were arrested and charged with public intoxication and lodged in the Laurel County detention Facility.