Laurel County Jailer Jamie Mosley says a man has been arrested after an investigation revealed he intended to drop off methamphetamine in the correctional center parking lot near one of the work release vans for a female inmate participating on a work release crew. David W. Landry of London was charged with promoting contraband. Correctional Officers conducting surveillance witnessed the Landry enter the rear parking lot and drop a small package near one of the work release vans. The female inmate as she approached the vehicle picked the package up and attempted to conceal it. She was then escorted inside the correctional center where a search was conducted revealing two syringes with an unknown substance. Landry was picked up near the Dog Patch Trading Center by Jailer Mosley with the assistance of police officers.
Laurel County Deputies are searching suspects after more than $1,200 worth of items were stolen from Corbin Walmart. Three men reportedly went into the electronics department and, between the three of them, stole 26 iPods and iPads. Police said they left in a white car. Police think they've also stolen items at other Walmart Stores. Police ask anyone with information to call the Laurel County Sheriff's Office at 864-6600.
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is investigating after they say someone fired a gun at a home. It happened at a home off Philpot Road, south of London, at around 2:30 Friday afternoon. Deputies say someone fired a gun at the home, hitting the front door. A woman and five children were inside the home at the time, but no one was injured. Deputies are trying to identify the person who may have fired the gun. If you have any information call the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office at 864-6600. Information will be strictly confidential.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root says two teenage boys are facing charges after deputies respond to a stolen vehicle report. The vehicle was allegedly stolen off Robinson Creek Road at around 6 p.m. Friday. Deputies searched the area for the stolen vehicle and found it on Davenport Lane. With the help of an area citizen, deputies say they captured the driver of the stolen vehicle, who was apparently a 16-year-old runaway. Deputies say a 15-year-old boy who was a passenger in the vehicle ran off but was also taken into custody following a search of the area. Both boys were charged with receiving stolen property. The driver of the stolen vehicle was also charged with three counts of wanton endangerment for allegedly almost hitting a vehicle with a man and his two grandchildren in it. The driver was taken to the Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Center and detained by court order. The passenger was released to his grandmother pending a court hearing.
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested a man and charged him with attempted murder. 45 year old Johnny Snyder is accused of shooting James Asher in the face and on the hand. The shooting happened around 4 p.m. Friday afternoon in the Lily community. Police said after Snyder shot Asher, he took him to a house on Wyatt Rd. Asher was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with serious injuries. The investigation is continuing.
More than 1,400 cyclists from 25 states and Canada registered to pedal through Laurel and surrounding counties over the weekend in the 10th annual Redbud Ride. Although mother nature didn't cooperate this year, the rain didn't stop hundreds of cyclist from coming out to ride and take in the festivities. Director of the London-Laurel County Tourist Commission, Rodney Hendrickson, said despite the rain the riders enjoyed the event. The event featured four different routes, including the 101-mile Century Ride, which was canceled this year due to weather. However, it did not keep cyclists from completing the other routes. Hendrickson also thanked the 150 to 200 volunteers who made the ride possible.
The London Police Department says officers were called out to Buddy’s Liquor where a man drove away from the drive-thru without paying. Officers later noticed the vehicle matching the description run a red light on Main Street and attempted to pull it over. The driver, later identified as 34 year old Julian D. House, kept going leading officers on a chase through the streets of London. Police finally boxed House in on Mill Street where he refused to get out of his car. House was forcibly removed and taken into custody. He was charged with fleeing or evading the police, wanton endangerment of a police officer, DUI and resisting arrest. Before being jailed at the Laurel County Correctional Center he was taken to St. Joseph London for treatment of a laceration on his chin.
The Whitley County Sheriff's Office says deputies noticed a car suspiciously parked at a closed sevice station in the Goldbug community. When they stopped to investigate the driver, 32 year old Eric M. McKiddy of Williamsburg, was detained after repeated orders to not reach into his pockets. He admitted to having a needle in his pant pocket. The Williamsburg Police K-9 unit was called in and revealed a cigarette box containing what's believed to be approximately five grams of crystal methamphetamine. They also found more syringes and pills. McKiddy and his passenger, 33 year old Holly A. Mills of Flat Lick, was arrested on various drug charges. Both were lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.
The Kentucky State Police, Post 11 in London, has announced they will be participating in the DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to be held on Saturday, April 29th, from 10 AM to 2 PM. A collection point will be set up at the Laurel County Health Department on Whitley Street in London. Everyone can dispose of their current or outdated unwanted medication either in its original container or by removing the medication from its container using the disposal box. If an original container is submitted, they recommend removing any identifying information from the prescription label. At the conclusion of the event, the Kentucky State Police will seal the drug disposal boxes and turn them over to the DEA.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies were called out to Pleasant View Trailer Park where a man was allegedly causing a disturbance and waving a shotgun around. When deputies arrived the man, 51 year old Charles Sizemore had reportedly taken the gun back inside. Sizemore was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment and disorderly conduct. He was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.