Laurel County Drug Raid Results In 4 Arrests

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says four people were arrested during a drug investigation off Keavy road in London. Those arrested were 32 year old Bradley Gossett of Indiana, 46 year old Terry Wayne Baker of Keavy Road, London, 24 year old Liza Danise Godfrey of Perry Lane, London, all charged with drug offenses, and 32 year old Jody Melton of O Johnson Road, London, charged on a Laurel County warrant for failure to appear in court on DUI charges. All four were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center. Sheriff John Root says drug investigations are ongoing.

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Teen Shoots Man In Laurel County

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says a man was shot by a teenager in London. Deputies say 38 year old Timothy D. Smith was outside his home when he was shot once in the leg by a 16-year-old boy. The teenager was armed with a .45 caliber pistol. The teen ran away and was caught an hour later. The shooting happened off Slate Lick Road. Public Information Officer Gilbert Acciardo said the teenager was found less than a mile away. Police say the teenager went to Smith's home to talk about a stolen weapon and during the conversation, the teenager began shooting. He also fired on Smith's mobile home, where several people lived. The 16-year-old was charged with assault (first-degree), wanton endangerment, tampering with physical evidence and giving false identifying information. He was lodged in Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Facility. Smith was taken to the UK Medical Center in Lexington for treatment of what police say is a non-life threatening injury.


Knox County Man Arrested After Home Break In

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says were called out on a burglary in progress on Evergreen Road in Flat Lick. A woman at the home said 25 year old Lee Warren had beat on her door and kicked it open. She said Warren ran at her in a rage yelling he wanted her keys. She said she ran into the basement and locked the door and stayed on the phone with Knox Dispatch. She told the dispatcher that she could hear him jumping up and down on the roof of her car. When officers arrived she said Warren had just left on foot. Deputies found him walking on 25E in Flat Lick. He was arrested and charged with burglary and criminal mischief. He was also wanted on a Bell County warrant for failure to appear on a public intoxication/controlled substance charge. Warren was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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Knox County Man Arrested For Burglary

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out to a home on Brices Creek Road where a burglary had been reported. During the investigation, it was determined that 32 year old Dustin Abner had broken in and stole items. While police were still at the scene, they received a complaint that Abner was at his home fighting with some people armed with a machete. When deputies arrived there at that location, they could hear a scuffle going on inside. Officers went in and found Abner holding a machete. After several commands he dropped the machete. A woman there had allegedly been assaulted by Abner. Deputies also found stolen items from the burglary. Abner was arrested and charged with burglary, disorderly conduct and menacing. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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Suspect In Hazard Robbery Arrested In Clay County With Stolen Plates Out Of Laurel County

The suspect from Tuesday's robbery at the Hazard Village Rite Aid has been arrested, along with a passenger in the vehicle he was driving. Hazard police say the Clay County Sheriff's Department and Kentucky State Police stopped 38 year old Michael Scott Ganues of Georgia and a woman who identified herself as Michelle Davis after their vehicle broke down. The woman later turned out to actually be 49 year old Michelle L. Lindsey of Dry Ridge. The car had a stolen license plate from Laurel County. After checking under the seat where Lindsey was sitting, the deputies found two baggies of meth and a white pill. Officials say she denied the pills were hers and called them "crooked cops". Ganues was charged with robbery and a Perry County warrant. Lindsey was charged with drug possession, giving an officer a false identity, being a fugitive from Georgia and several Kentucky warrants. They were lodged in the Clay County Detention Center.

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Whitley County Police Investigating Road Rage Assault

The Whitley County Sheriff's Office is investigating a road rage incident. Deputies say the victim, a truck driver, reported the assault happened Tuesday evening at the welcome center on I-75 near the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. He said while traveling northbound, he was engaged by a hostile driver. The man said when they exited at the rest area, the hostile driver confronted and physically assaulted him. The victim said the assailant "pistol whipped" him with a revolver, and the firearm discharged one round during the altercation. The victim was not hit by the bullet, but it did pass through the truck's cab. He said the assailant fled the scene in what's believed to be a maroon Ford Taurus. He is described as a black man of light build and approximately 5'8" tall. He had dreadlocks and the letter "L" which looked like U of L logo tattooed on his neck. Anyone with information is urged to call Whitley County Sheriff's Office at (606) 549-6017.

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Laurel County Man Arrested After Domestic Argument Turns Physical

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out to a home in the County Farm Estates area where a woman was allegedly assaulted. When officers arrived they found there was an argument that turned physical. The woman had an injury to the back of her head. Police arrested 63 year old Glyndon Lee Hacker and charged him with assault – domestic violence. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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Williamsburg Woman Arrested After Her Child Was Found Alone

A Williamsburg woman was arrested this week after her child was found alone in Middlesboro. Police responded to a call regarding a possible lost child. An officer found the six-year-old boy and asked where his mother was. The boy led the officer to an apartment in Lincoln Homes. Officers later found 37 year old Irene Ramsey-Fuller of Williamsburg hiding behind Lincoln Homes. Ramsey-Fuller was arrested after she tried to run from police. She was charged with possession of controlled substances, methamphetamine, endangering the welfare of a minor among others. Ramsey-Fuller was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.

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Inmate Assaulted By Other Inmates At Whitley County Jail

The Corbin News Journal is reporting two Whitley County Detention Center inmates are facing felony assault charges after allegedly assaulting another inmate in a holding cell at the Whitley County Judicial Center. Officers charged Douglas Malone and his brother Wendel Malone with assault and disorderly conduct. The victim, Edward Herren, told officers the Malone brothers assaulted him with their fists and their handcuffs and threw him against the wall. Herren was treated at the scene by Whitley County EMS but didn’t have to be transported to the hospital. Herren was in court Monday in connection with a 2016 rape and sodomy case. The Malones were in court Monday in connection with a 2017 case involving receiving stolen property, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Williamsburg Man Who Allegedly Drove Through The Front Of A Bank Apprehended

A Williamsburg man, who accidently drove his vehicle through the front door of a bank last week and then fled the scene on foot before police arrived, is now behind bars in the Whitley County Judicial Center. Police allege 22 year old Edward D. Smith was fleeing the scene of a hit and run accident when he struck another vehicle at a high rate of speed and then drove through the front doors of First State Financial. Police developed information that Smith was at a residence on Rice Street in Williamsburg. When police arrived, Smith and  28 year old Dustin Robertson attempted to flee out the back door, but encountered an officer and his K-9. Both were arrested and lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center. Smith was charged with three counts of failure to render aid and 10 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment along with some other unrelated charges. Robertson was charged with second-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension.

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