Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies were called out to a home off Horse Creek Road near Corbin where a woman was reportedly out of control. When officers arrived they found 44 year old Heather Hensley had allegedly been fighting with her mother and brother and had apparently kicked her mother in the face and scratched her brother. Hensley was arrested and charged with assault – domestic violence. She was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
The Williamsburg Police Department says officers seized methamphetamine and various pills following a traffic stop. Officers were conducting a road check at the corner of Main Street and Cemetery Road when a vehicle driven by 28 year old Randy Smith was checked. There was a problem with his license and he was asked to pull off the side of the road, but he drove for about 500 feet before turning into the back of an apartment complex. Police went after him and with the help of thier K-9 unit found crystal methamphetamine and a small amount of Suboxone and Oxycodone inside a case in the back of the vehicle. Smith and his passenger, 35 year old Roger Stanley Duncan, were arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and controlled substance prescription not in the original container. Smith was also charged with fleeing or evading police. Both were lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.
Kentucky State Police detectives are investigating the discovery of a body located in a wooded area off Whites Branch Road in Clay County. The remains were found by troopers Sunday. The remains were sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy. Investigators say the identity, cause, and time of death are pending the autopsy. KSP detectives were assisted at the scene by troopers from Post 11 and the Clay County Coroner’s Office.
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says a deputy received minor injuries from an accident involving a drunk driver. While on routine patrol a deputy was northbound on Murphy Avenue in Ferguson when a southbound car driven by 28 year old Rudiviel Rodriguez-Gomez crossed the centerline striking the deputy's cruiser. Gomez continued on but due to damage to his car stopped after about 1000 feet. Another deputy driving behind the first deputy stopped and helped get Gomez out of his vehicle and determined he was under the influence. Rodriguez-Gomez was arrested and charged with DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, no operators License, no insurance and no seatbelt use. The deputy was treated and released at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. Gomez was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center. The accident remains under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out to a home off Laurel Springs Drive where a woman was allegedly intoxicated and fighting with her father. When officers arrived they found 36 year old Mary Spears hiding behind a water heater with a stick. As a deputy approached Spears swung at him several times striking him at least once. As she was taken into custody she continued to hit and kick the officer. While being escorted out she continued to create a disturbance and while in the police cruiser she kicked the windows and the protective screen. The investigation found Spears allegedly fought with her father and lunged at him with scissors and a knife. She was charged with assault of a police officer, assault - domestic violence, resisting arrest, menacing, criminal mischief, wanton endangerment and public intoxication – control substances. She was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says a man was killed in an ATV accident. Deputies say 59-year-old Floyd Pitman died in the crash which happened sometime Monday off Branch Road East. There is an ATV park, Wildcat Adventures Off-Road Park, on the property. Pitman reportedly left to go riding around 6 p.m. Monday and never returned home. Pitman's wife called investigators after she could not get a hold of him. The coroner believes that Pitman rolled over when he was riding and the ATV landed on top of him. The investigation is continuing.
Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith says deputies went to a home on Ott Road near Corbin where they had recieved several reports of drugs being sold. During the investigation officers found plastic bags containing suspected Crystal Methamphetamine. 71 year old Lee Jones was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance and Possession of Controlled Substance. Jones was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root says a deputy was in the Chapel Road area on an unrelated complaint when they noticed a man take off running into the woods when he saw the police cruiser. The officer stopped and ran after him and after a brief struggle took 27 year old Kenneth Casteel into custody. Casteel said he fled because he had an outstanding warrant. He was charged with fleeing or evading police and resisting arrest. He was also charged on a Laurel County warrant for failure to appear in court on traffic offenses. Casteel was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
The Knox County Sheriffs Office says deputies were dispatched to Lynn Camp High School where several employees witnessed a man enter a parked unoccupied school bus and take a two-way radio. The investigation lead to 26 year old Jeffery Queen of Corbin. Queen was arrested and charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking. Officers also recovered the radio hidden inside an abandoned clothes dryer outside of Queen’s residence. Queen was also wanted for a Parole Violation. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.
The Laurel County Sheriffs Office says a woman is facing several charges after they found her passed out behind the wheel. Deputies say they found 32 year old Bryanna Johnson of London passed out in her car on Haley Ridge Road. They say her head was on the steering wheel and the SUV was still running when they found her. Deputies say they also found marijuana and a pill crusher in the vehicle. Johnson faces DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia and other charges. She was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.