Knox County Couple Arrested On Criminal Abuse Charges

Kentucky State Police in Knox County say in early April they began investigating a case involving a 6-week-old baby with a head injury. Several weeks later, the baby's parents were taken into custody. Jonathon and Amber Wood are charged with criminal abuse. Troopers said they decided to charge the parents after their story of what happened to the infant, didn't match the evidence. Miller said the baby had a brain bleed and retinal hemorrhaging. Family members said they aren't sure how the baby was injured but they believe Amber and Jonathon would never hurt any of their three children. Troopers say the investigation is ongoing. Jonathon and Amber are currently in the Knox County Detention Center. All three of their children are staying with family members.

Update: Woman Dies From Her Injuries After Farriston Crash

Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting one of the people involved in a crash last week has died of thier injuries. The two vehicle crash happened Friday on US-25 at Fariston Road around 11:10 a.m. Investigators say a pickup truck pulled out from Fariston Road in front of a car. The driver of the truck, 25 year old Dache Dawkins of Connecticut, was not injured. Two people in the car, 71 year old Leonard Shultis and 63 year old Ruth Shultis, both of Somerset, were flown to University of Kentucky Medical Center with critical injuries. Ruth Shultis later died. The investigation is continuing.

Farriston Crash

Attempted Break-In Leads To DUI Arrest

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested a man after they say he drove to someone’s home while under the influence and then tried to break in. Deputies were dispatched on a call from a woman about a man trying to break into her home south of London. When they arrived they found 41 year old Brian Smith of London and that he had driven a Chevrolet to the home and was under the influence.  Smith was arrested and charged with DUI. He was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Brian Smith

City Of Corbin Suspending Trolly Service

The Corbin News Journal is reporting the Corbin trolley will make its last scheduled stop Friday. Corbin City Manager Marlon Sams announced Tuesday that after conversations with the budget committee, the decision has been made to suspend the trolley service. Sams said in a statement the trolley, though a great service, does not currently align with the economic goals of the city. announcing the decision. He said great effort was made by the City to build the trolley program and encourage ridership, but ultimately the financial burden outweighed the demand. The trolley has been in operation in Corbin since December and began running on a fixed time schedule in March. The route ran from Trademart Shopping Center through downtown to the hotels off of Exit 25. Two full-time drivers were hired to operate the trolley. Sams said the drivers will be transferred to other departments.

Corbin Trolley

Three Arrested In Laurel County On Fugitive And Drug Charges

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says detectives arrested three people off Court Road, about a mile south of London, after an investigation. 41 year old Shane Botkins of London was charged on a Laurel County warrant as well as drug and other charges. Botkins hid in a closet and refused to come out. When deputies got him out he was found in possession of a needle reportedly loaded with Suboxone. 46 year old Sean Martin of London was wanted by Indianapolis Metro Police in Indiana. 35 year old Tiffany Botkins of London was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. All three were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Fugitive And Drug Arrests

A Golden Alert Is Issued For A Missing Man

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office has issued a Golden Alert D for a Laurel County man. 24 year old Taylor Sizemore was last seen in western Laurel County off Maple Grove Road, six miles west of London. He has been missing since noon Wednesday. Sizemore is 6'2" and weighs around 160 pounds. He has blue eyes, medium build, fair complexion, blond, shoulder-length hair and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue sweatpants and white tennis shoes. Police say Sizemore has mental disabilities. Anyone who sees Sizemore should call the Laurel County Sheriff's Office at 864-6600. No picture was available in the report.

Missing Person Graphic

Laurel County Police Looking For Murder Suspect

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies are looking for a murder suspect. 34 year old Eric Cassidy of Lily is wanted for murder, operating a motor vehicle under the influence and persistent felony offender. The charges are connected to a fatal crash from November 2016. Cassidy allegedly drove across the centerline, hitting a car. Sherry King died in the crash. Deputies say they have tried to contact Cassidy, but believe he is trying to evade arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call the Laurel County Sheriff's Office at 864-6600.

Eric Cassidy

Clay County Police Looking For Escaped Inmates

Jail Officials in Clay County say two inmates escaped from work release Wednesday. Thomas Patterson and Darrell Foutch were last seen mowing Gossen Cemetery, past Tanyard. Anyone with information is asked to call the Clay County Detention Center at 598-2133.

Thomas Patterson and Darrell Foutch

Police And Family Still Looking For Answers After Body Is Recovered In Laurel Lake

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is still looking for answers after a body is found in Laurel Lake and a reward is now offered. Fishermen found Robert Wagers’ body on May 15. Deputies said they think the body remained there for several days. Investigators did not release a cause of death. Robert’s sister, Lindsey Wagers, said she didn’t know why her brother was at the lake. However, she doesn’t think he was alone. Robert’s family wants someone to help police figure out what happened. The family is offering a $5,000 dollar reward to help find answers. If you have any information, contact the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office at 878-7000.

Robert Wagers