Laurel County Police Arrest Four In Walmart Robbery And Assault Case

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested four people in connection to last week's robbery and assault at Walmart near Corbin. Surveillance video showed a man punching a loss prevention worker after shoplifting some merchandise. After posting the video to media, police identified Seth Harville and Chelsea Roark as suspects. Harville is charged with robbery and resisting arrest. Roark is charged with robbery. Two other people arrested during the investigation were Kyle Holland, charged with hindering prosecution or apprehension, and Misty Harville, charged on a bench warrant for failure to appear in court. All four were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Officials Say Traffic Deaths Up Last Year In Kentucky

Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased last year according to numbers from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and Kentucky State Police. There were 834 fatalities in 2016, 73 more than 2015. Of the 834 highway fatalities last year in Kentucky, 50.9 percent were not wearing a seat belt and 16.8 percent involved alcohol. More than 36 percent involved speeding or aggressive drivers and 23 percent involved driver distraction. Motorcyclists accounted for 90 fatalities, with 60 percent not wearing helmets. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 90 percent of crashes are due to human error. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that seat belts, when worn correctly, reduce the risk of fatalities by 45 percent for front-seat vehicle occupants and by 60 percent for pickup truck, SUV and minivan occupants. So far in 2017, preliminary numbers indicate there have been 210 roadway fatalities – down from 226 compared to the same time last year. 

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Two People Arrested On Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Laurel County Sheriff Sheriff John Root says deputies were called out to West Laurel Road where two people in a vehicle was intoxicated. Officers saw the vehicle there matching the description and pulled it over. The driver, 47 year old Shelley Lynn Ealy of Manchester, was determined to be under the influence. A search of the vehicle turned up suspected Xanax and a snorting straw. She was also wanted on a Knox County Warrant for prescription forgery. Ealy was arrested along with her passenger, 47 year old Samuel Buttery of Manchester. Buttery was charged with public intoxication – controlled substances. Both were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Laurel County Police Looking For Couple After Walmart Theft And Assault

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery and assault at Walmart near Corbin. Deputies say aman and woman were observed by Walmart's loss prevention team shoplifting items including a flashlight, makeup and fingernail clippers. A man with loss prevention approached the couple to investigate, and while talking to the woman, the man jumped the team member from behind and assaulted him before fleeing the scene. The two suspects fled into the parking lot and left in what appears to be a white older model Ford Escape. The Walmart loss prevention team member reportedly received serious injuries from the assault and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Laurel County Sheriff's Office at 864-6600 or 878-7000.

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Two People Arrested DUI And Warrants After Traffic Stop In Laurel County

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies noticed a minivan weaving on 25 and pulled it over. During the roadside investigation officers could smell alcohol on the driver, 38 year old Jason Cowden of Lily. He was arrested and charged with DUI (3rd offense), driving on a DUI suspended license and no seatbelts. A passenger in the vehicle, 60 year old Imogene Cowden of Lily, was also arrested since she was wanted on warrants for failure to appear on assault and resisting arrest charges. Both were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Williamsburg Woman Rescued After Her Vehicle Became Stranded In Flood Waters

The Whitley County Sheriff's Office says officials rescued a middle school teacher after her vehicle became stranded in high water Wednesday morning. Monica Manning says she had little warning that she was about to drive into high water. The substitute teacher was driving down Kentucky 11in Knox County when she rounded a curve and ended up in the water. Manning said her SUV was suddenly in too much water to escape, forcing her to call for help. Knox County first responders were unable to get to her because the road was flooded, so they asked Whitley County first responders for help reaching her from the other side of the highway. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses says he, a firefighter, and two sheriff's deputies were able to reach Manning and get her to safety. Manning was shook up and wet, but otherwise okay. She said she was thankful she wasn't in a smaller car.

Knox County Man Charged With Attempted Murder Of A Police Officer

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says a man faces an attempted murder charge after police say a deputy had to jump into a moving vehicle to avoid being hit. The deputy saw a vehicle at Messers Market and knew the driver, 19 year old Dustin Mills, and passenger, Colonel Golden, both had warrants out on them. When the deputy opened the door to get Golden to step out, he says Mills started the vehicle, put it in reverse and floored it. The deputy says he had to jump into the vehicle, climb over Golden and on top of Mills to get control of the situation. When they searched the SUV, police say they found several small zip lock bags, a set of digital scales, a meth pipe and pills. Mills and Golden were both charged with delivering and or manufacturing drug paraphernalia. Mills was also charged with attempted murder of a police officer and resisting arrest. Golden was also charged with public intoxication - controlled substances.

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Laurel County Escaped Inmate Recaptured In Less Than 6 Hours

Laurel County Jailer Jamie Mosley says an inmate escaped while on work release Wednesday, but officers say he was back in custody less than six hours later. A work release officer reported that 42 year old John Lewis of London ran away while working at the London City Recycling Center. Mosley and correctional officers went there and began searching for Lewis. A reported sighting of Lewis and information from London Police led officers to a home on East 80. When they got there Lewis had left after being there ealier in the day. They finally captured Lewis at a home on Mt. Moriah Road west of London. The investigation is still ongoing and other charges are pending.

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Laurel County Police Investigating The Theft Of A Corvette

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says they're investigating the theft of a 1977 red colored Chevrolet Corvette. The Corvette was reportedly stolen from a home off MJB drive, about 1 mile south of London Tuesday night. The vehicle had historic plates on it. Anyone with information is asked to call the Laurel County Sheriff's Office at 864-6600. Information will be strictly confidential. A photo representation of the reported stolen Corvette below...

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London Woman Struck By Train In Rockcastle County

The Kentucky State Police is reporting troopers were called out to the intersection of 490 and 1955 in the Livingston community of Rockcastle County where a pedestrian was hit by a train. Officers say 33 year old Holly L. Horney of London had been struck by a southbound CSX train as she was walking southbound alongside the railroad tracks. Horney was air lifted from the scene and taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center where at last report she was listed in critical condition. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.

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