Laurel County Man Arrested During Drug Investigation

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies, along with their K-9 "Edge" made an arrest off Kentucky Hollow Road during a drug investigation. When officers approached a home a man, later identified as 55 year old John E. Osbourne, ran out of the back of the house into the woods. He was also seen throwing a container which turned out to contain meth and pills. Deputies caught Osbourne and during his arrest determined he was under the influence. He was charged with fleeing or evading police, public intoxication – controlled substances and drug possesion. Osbourne was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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Four People Arrested After Disturbance Complaint

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies, along with their K-9 "Edge" arrested 4 more people off Kentucky Hollow Road after they were dispatched for the second day in a row to drug complaints and a disturbance in that area. When officers arrived one subject fled into the woods, but was caught by deputies. Four people were there and they were all determined to be under the influence. A woman there was caring for her one-year-old child and police say the two of them were staying in a deteriorated property not habitable for an infant. Social services was called and the child was placed elsewhere. The four arrested were:
• Morris Miller age 47 of London charged with public intoxication – controlled substances
• Loretta Whitaker age 50 of Mt. Vernon charged with public intoxication – controlled substances and disorderly conduct – second-degree
• Melissa Campbell age 35 of Kentucky Hollow Rd., East Bernstadt charged with public intoxication – controlled substances and wanton endangerment – second-degree
• Kenny Jones age 55 of London charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place and drinking alcoholic beverages on public place
All four were lodged in the Laurel County detention Center.

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East Bernstadt Man Arrested Accused Of Child Sex Abuse

The London Police Department says officers from their Special Victims Unit arrested a 73-year-old man who had allegedly sexually abused a 12-year-old child. Investigators say the child revealed in an interview that they had been subjected to sexual contact by Wilkie Smith of East Bernstadt. The contact had taken place over the recent summer school break. While being interviewed, Smith admitted to committing the acts. Smith was charged with rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and two counts of incest. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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High-Speed Chase Through Laurel And Rockcastle Counties Ends With Two Arrests

A high-speed chase through Laurel and Rockcastle counties ended with two arrests. A trooper with Kentucky State Police saw a driver being chased by Mt. Vernon Police on I-75. Speeds reached 90 miles per hour. After police caught up with the car, they say the passenger, Amber Vick, tried to light a cigarette and kiss the driver, Charles Allen. Police charged Allen with criminal mischief, operating a vehicle under the influence, speeding, fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment of a police officer, resisting arrest, receiving stolen property, reckless driving, and other traffic violations. Allen had several stolen items in the car with him. Police said the stolen items were the reason they started chasing him. According to arrest records, Allen said he was too high to know he was being chased. Police charged Vick with public intoxication, resisting arrest, and receiving stolen property.

Corbin Man Arrested Twice In 24 Hours

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says a Corbin man was arrested twice in 24 hours. Deputies were called out to a motel on 25E where a man was reportedly in the parking lot of a motel trying to get into vehicles. Officers found the man, 42 year old Joseph Adkins, passed out in the hallway of the motel. When they woke him up he began yelling, cursing and causing a disturbance. Adkins also made several threats to arresting deputies and others. Less than 24 hours earlier he was arrested after deputies responded to a domestic violence report off April Lane. Adkins was again lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Police Nab Man Wanted For Robbery

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies arrested a man wanted for robbing a Dollar Store last month. 26 year old Dustin Gregory was arrested in a Manchester apartment after police received information on his whereabouts. Gregory was wanted in connection to the armed robbery of a Saddlebrook Dollar Store. Police said Gregory robbed the store, then sped away from the scene in a stolen vehicle. Gregory eventually ditched the vehicle and ran away on foot and had been on the run ever since. Gregory was charged with robbery and fleeing or evading police. He was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Man Arrested In Laurel County On Fourth DUI Offense

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested a Leslie County man on his fourth DUI charge. Officers stopped along Falls Street in London after noticing a car parked in the roadway. The driver, 30 year old Eric Wilder of Stinnett, told police he had run out of gas. Deputies noticed Wilder was unstable on his feet and had slurred speech and after an investigation determined he was under the influence. Wilder was arrested and charged with DUI – fourth offense, which is a Class D felony. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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Intoxicated Woman Arrested After Walking Through Neighborhood Naked

The Corbin News Journal is reporting a Williamsburg woman is behind bars after allegedly walking around outside naked and then trying to run from police. Whitley County deputies were called out on a complaint of an intoxicated woman walking through yards naked. Police found the woman, later identified as 34 year old Kimberly R. Lawson of Mt. Morgan Road, completely naked in a back yard on River Road near Williamsburg. When she saw police she took off running into a thicket and across two yards. Officers caught her and took her into custody. She was charged Lawson with indecent exposure, public intoxication, fleeing or evading police and criminal mischief. She was also charged on an outstanding warrant. While she was being transpoted to jail she reportedly kicked the rear seat camera in the police cruiser breaking the straps. She was lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.

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Man Arrested In Laurel County After Allegedly Choking His Mother In Law With Bat

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies were called out to a home on Cole Road, 2 miles north of London, on a domestic violence complaint. When officers arrived they learned 36 year old Shane Henson allegedly choked is mother-in-law with a ball bat and had grabbed his wife's hair. Henson was arrested and charged with two counts of assault – domestic violence and criminal trespassing. He was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Boy Airlifted After Being Hit By Car While Riding Bicycle In Pulaski County

A boy is in the hospital after officials say he was hit by a vehicle while riding his bike. It happened at the intersection of Floyd Switch Road and West Ridge Road in Eubank. Officials say 14 year old Kaleb Meece of Somerset was riding a bicycle with several other juveniles. Meece made a wide turn, striking a car driven by 28 year old Kassandra J. Brinson of Bronston. The impact of the collision ejected the boy from the bicycle onto the hood of the car and to the roadside on the opposite side of the intersection. They say Meece was treated at the scene for multiple lacerations and possible head and leg injuries before being airlifted to UK Hospital.