London PD TO Provide Free Emergency Action Training For Businesses

The London Police Department will provide an Emergency Action Training for local businesses. The free program will be held Thursday, July 20th at 9 a.m. at the London Community Center. Sgt. Travis Dotson will conduct the training which will last an hour with time for discussion at the end of the program. Sgt. Dotson has been with the department for 15 years, is on the Crisis Intervention Team, certified in active shooter training, is the defensive tactics coordinator for the Department, and is a Krav Maga instructor. He served as a U.S. Marine for four years and served three years in the National Guard. According to the FBI the number of active shooter incidents continue to rise. During the program Sgt. Dotson will cover run-hide-fight, a warrior’s mindset, and situational awareness. For more information visit the London Police Department’s Facebook Page. To sign up for the program visit, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 878-7004.

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Laurel County Teen Charged With Second Degree Rape

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says a teenager has been arrested charged with second degree rape. Deputies say 18 year old Ryan Creech was taken into custody after a 12-year-old girl told them she and a friend snuck out of a house and rode with Creech. Deputies say the girl told them the pair engaged in consensual sex in a church parking lot. When a girl’s grandmother spotted them on the way home, deputies said Creech sped off and crashed. Creech also faces custodial interference and wanton endangerment charges. He was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Laurel County Man Jailed After Allegedly Firing Shots Into A House With Five People Inside

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says a man is facing charges after allegedly shooting into a home off Ponderosa Drive. Five people were reportedly inside the home when the shots were fired. They reported seeing a white Buick near the residence and the driver, 36 year old Jeremy Lee Turner, firing two shots. The rounds traveled through the outer wall and through interior walls in the home. Deputies found Turner, who they say admitted to driving the vehicle to the home. Turner was charged with five counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree. He was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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London Man Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting His Grandfather

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out to a home off Ky 1376, about 8 miles north of London, where a man had reportedly been in an argument with his grandfather and had assaulted him. When officers arrived they found the man, 25 year old Anthony Ryan Thompson, passed out on the porch swing. A search of Thompson also uncovered a concealed firearm, methamphetamine and a prescription drug not in its proper container. Thompson was arrested and charged with assault – domestic violence and drug and firearm offenses. He was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Laurel County Police Arrest Four People On Drug Charges

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies, along with their K9-Edge, arrested 4 people on drug charges. Officers were called out to a business parking lot 10 miles south of London on a complaint of a suspicious vehicle. When they arrived at the scene found four people, 31 year old Shawn Henderson, 42 year old William Karr, 32 year old John Richards and 27 year old Daniel Branham in the vehicle and an assortment of drugs including methamphetamine, Xanax, Suboxone strips, scales, and a pistol. Branham was also wanted on a Laurel County warrant. All four were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center. Sheriff Root says his "war on drugs" continues in Laurel County. To report drug activity call the Laurel County Sheriff's Office at 864-6600, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or message them on the sheriff's office facebook page. All information will be kept confidential.

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Whitley County Inmate Back In Jail After Mistakenly Left In Judicial Center

The Whitley County Sheriff's Office says a man was taken back to jail Tuesday after he was mistakenly left overnight in a Judicial Center holding cell. A pretrial release officer happened to be in the building on the morning of the 4th of July when she discovered James Thomas Adkins locked in a holding cell. Sheriff Colan Harrell said Adkins was in court Monday for a hearing on charges related to nonpayment of fines and failure to appear. After the hearing, Adkins went to the holding cell to be taken back to the Whitley County Detention Center. Sheriff Harrell said at some point, the courtroom security officer responsible for making sure the cells were empty was distracted by a man in the building threatening to kill himself. The officer responded to the situation but forgot about Adkins, who ended up spending the night. As a result of the mishap, Sheriff Harrell is creating a checklist for his courtroom security officers to follow before they leave work. He said he has not decided whether to take disciplinary action against the officer who left Adkins locked in the holding cell.

KSP Investigating After Clay County Man Is Shot And Killed

The Kentucky State Police is investigating after a man was shot and killed in Clay County. The shooting happened early Tuesday morning on Highway 2467 south of Manchester. Officers say 34 year old Jody Sevier showed up at his ex-girlfriend’s home and another man at the residence, Matthew Caldwell, shot and killed him. Deputies found what they originally thought to be a pipe bomb in Sevier's car, but it later turned out to be a firework. The ex-girlfriend, who was not named, had previously filed for an emergency protective order against Sevier, but police said it had not been served yet. At last report no charges had been filed. Police said they will likely turn the case over to the Clay County grand jury.

Whitley County Police Asking For Public's Help Finding Wanted Man

The Whitley County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a wanted man. Deputies say Johnny E Mullis Jr. is wanted on multiple warrants. Police say he is considered armed and dangerous. Mullis was arrested several times last year on charges of theft, robbery, drugs, and resisting arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call Whitley County dispatch at 549-6017.

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Police Investigating Death Of Barbourville Man

Police are investigating the death of a Knox County man. Officers found 52 year old Marty Roark of Barbourville dead in a back bedroom of a home in Gray. Investigators say Roark's body was sent to Frankfort for an autopsy. Officials say they are waiting on the autopsy to determine a cause of death.

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Knox County Woman Arrested On Drug And Escape Charges

The Knox County Sheriff's Office sys deputies were called out to a home on York Hollow Road in Artemus where a pickup belonging to 48 year old Reva Moore was blocking a driveway. When the deputies arrived they found the truck and Moore outside her home. Moore was under house arrest and was supposed to be wearing an ankle bracelet, but it had been taken off and was inside her house. Deputies also found Oxycodone, Percocet and Neurontin pills. Moore was arrested and charged with trafficking, possession and escape. She also had three Knox County warrants out on her for drug and bail jumping charges. Moore was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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