Two People Arrested On Little Arthur Ridge Road

Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting the arrest of 2 people on Little Arthur Ridge Road, 5 miles north of London. Joshua Doan age 25 of East Bernstadt was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Prescription Controlled Substance Not In Its Proper Container after suspected Hydrocodone was found in his possession. Also arrested was Jessica Myer age 20 of East Bernstadt charged with Theft By Unlawful Taking after it was determined that she took a phone and failed to return it. Both were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.

Shooting victim airlifted after Somerset road rage case

Police say a case of road rage led to the shooting of a truck driver who is now fighting for his life. It happened Thursday night at the intersection of Highway 914 and Highway 1247 in Pulaski County, just south of Somerset. Police say Luster Rose, 54 of McCreary County, was driving west on 914 in a semi truck. As he got close to the intersection at Jordan's Way, police say a pickup pulled out in front of him. Samantha McAninch was driving that pickup, her husband, Troy, was in the passenger seat. They both told police that the semi truck tailgated them for a while, aggravating Troy. While both vehicles were stopped at another intersection, police say McAninch decided to confront Rose. He reportedly climbed up on the passenger side of the semi and yelled obscenities at Rose. In return, police say Rose got out of his truck with a wooden club. Police say McAninch then pulled out a gun and fired four shots, hitting Rose several times. Rose was airlifted to UK Hospital with life-threatening injuries. McAninch, from Lincoln County, was arrested at the scene and is charged with first degree assault.

4 people arrested in Laurel County following drug investigation

Laurel County police arrested 3 individuals on drug charges and one person on a bench warrant on East Pittsburg Church Road  following a drug investigation . Cassandra Maggard age 25 of Sunfire Lane, Corbin and Raleigh G. Campbell age 30 of North Ponder Branch, Manchester were arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine after materials used to manufacture meth were discovered in their possession. Also arrested was: Chad McMullin age 41 of Haley Ridge Road, London charged with Possession Of a Controlled Substance. Also a 4th person who was there who had outstanding charges on him was arrested--Lawrence Stevens age 51 of East Pittsburg Church Road, Pittsburg charged on 2 Laurel County Bench Warrants for failure to appear in court on previous charges. All 4 were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.

Laurel County man arrested after threatening his sister with a hatchet

According to the Laurel Sheriff’s office deputies were called out on a complaint that a man was chasing his sister with a hatchet on Fariston Road. When officers arrived Charles Ray Perkins age 29 ran back inside the house. Deputies were able to get Perkins to come out and following a brief struggle arrested him. He was charged with Alcohol Intoxication , Terroristic Threatening, and Resisting Arrest. Perkins repotedly told deputies he was going to kill his sister and burn down the house. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.

London woman arrested on drug charges during traffic stop

According to the Laurel County Sheriff's office Deputy Larry Parrott arrested a wanted subject on West Cumberland Gap Parkway , 9 miles south of London following a routine traffic stop. Deputy Parrott ran a check on Ashley B. Edwards age 27 Old Way Road, London and determined she was a wanted person. She was arrested and charged on a Laurel Circuit Court Bench Warrant for Trafficking In A Controlled Substance and lodged her in the Laurel County Detention Facility.

Corbin man arrested on public intoxication charges

Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting Deputy Tyler Morris responded to a call about a highly intoxicated man at a service station on 25 E in Corbin. Timothy L. Leach age 43 of Kentucky Ave. in Corbin was arrested and charged with Alcohol Intoxication in A Public Place and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.

Laurel County fugitive arrested during traffic stop

Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting Deputy Larry Parrott arrested a fugitive following a routine traffic stop on Ky 490 5 miles north of London. During the stop Deputy Parrott learned the driver, Jacob T. Cobb age 22 of Line Creek Road, London was driving on a Suspended License for DUI, and was also wanted on a Laurel County Bench Warrant for operating a motor vehicle under the influence. Further investigation revealed Cobb was a fugitive--wanted on a Federal Parole Warrant. Cobb was arrested and charged with several offenses and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.


Another public meeting scheduled on the possible expansion of the Corbin bypass

Area residents will have another opportunity to meet with transportation cabinet officials to share their comments and concerns on the possible expansion of the Corbin bypass.A second public informational meeting has been scheduled to take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 29 at Hunter Hills Elementary School as part of the feasibility study. Jonathon Dobson, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 11 in Manchester, said transportation official would share information collected through the surveys that were filled out at the first meeting.

Ex-judge, 5 others could be out of prison soon

A one-time judge from southeastern Kentucky and five other people could be released from federal prison soon while awaiting a retrial on charges they engineered a massive vote buying scheme stretching across three elections. Federal prosecutors on Wednesday told a judge they didn't object to former Clay County Circuit Judge R. Cletus Maricle, one-time county Clerk Freddy Thompson and others being freed on bond before their new trial in October. But the U.S. Attorney's office is seeking to hold former school superintendent Doug Adams and ex-election officer William E. Stivers in custody because they violated their bond before being tried several years ago. The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the group's convictions on July 17 after finding that the trial judge committed several errors in handling the case.

Two People arrested after speeding vehicle forced 3 deputies off the road

Laurel County Sheriff John Root reports two people were arrested following a traffic stop on an SUV that was speeding on Ky 192. The driver, Mary C. Roberts age 69 of London reportedly forced 3 deputies off the road that were responding to an earlier complaint. Roberts was arrested and charged with Operating A Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, and reckless driving. Also arrested was passenger Silas Baker Jr age 52 of London charged with: Alcohol Intoxication In a Public Place, and Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle. Both were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.