Authorities Looking For Missing Jackson County Teen

Deputies are searching for a teenager who went missing Thursday morning in Jackson County. 16 year old Cody Tincher of McKee, left his home between 2-6 a.m. Thursday morning with cash, a pistol and a white 2003 Ford F-150 truck that belonged to his parents. WKYT reports Tincher's mother told authorities he suffers from Reactive Attachment Disorder, preventing him from bonding with his parents and causing him to act impulsive. He has reportedly neglected to take his medicine. Tincher is 6'1" and weighs around 250 pounds. He has short black hair. He may be wearing a cowboy hat. Anyone with information is asked to call the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 or the Jackson County Sheriff's Office at (606) 287-9979.

Cody Tincher


London Police Searching For Missing McCreary County Man

Police in London are searching for a missing man. Officers say on September 10th, 38 year old John T. Smith of Whitley City, went missing from the London Walmart. His wife reported him missing on September 17th. Smith is 5'9", weighs 200 pounds, has brown eyes and short black hair. He was last seen wearing a grey shirt, blue jeans, a hat and athletic shoes. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact the London Police Department at 606-878-7004 or London-Laurel County Dispatch at 606-878-7000.

John T. Smith


Laurel County Missing Teen Has Been Found Safe

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says a missing teen has been found safe. Deputies say 15 year old Breanna Fulton was found safe Monday evening. She had been missing since Monday, the 18th.

Breanna Fulton


Two Children Are Hospitalized After DUI Crash Involving A Car And Side-By-Side ATV

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says two children are recovering in the hospital after a DUI crash involving a car and a side-by-side ATV. Police say a 9 year old girl and a 10 year old boy were in the side-by-side on Highway 11 in Knox County when a car hit them, throwing them from the vehicle. The children were transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center by a medical helicopter. One child reportedly suffered a few broken ribs and is expected to recover. The other child suffered a concussion. Police arrested James Embry and his brother, Kaegan Welch-Embry at the scene for assault and operating a vehicle while under the influence. Deputies say the brothers admitted to smoking pot and taking pills before getting in the car. They both entered not guilty pleas to the charges against them in court on Monday. They are due back in court on October 3.

Officials Looking For Inmate Who Escaped Work Release In Jackson County

Kentucky State Police say an inmate walked away from work release around noon Monday in Jackson County. Officials need your help finding Timothy Engle of Barbourville. Engle was serving time behind bars in a theft case. Anyone with information is asked to call officials at (859) 623-2404.

Timothy Engle

Somerset Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Reported Drive-By Shooting

A man is charged with attempted murder after police say he shot at another man from a car in Somerset. Police say the alleged victim, who police did not name, told them Douglas Honeycutt threatened to kill him before driving by his home on Cotter Avenue and firing a gun at him. Neighbors told police they heard the gunshot. Honeycutt initially denied his involvement in the shooting. A woman who lived with Honeycutt allowed officers to search her car which matched the description of the vehicle Honeycutt was said to be driving. A 9 mm shell casing was found in the car. The woman also gave police a black 9 mm handgun and ammunition matching the shell casing from the car. During the investigation, police say Honeycutt gave consent for a gunshot residue test on his hands, but tried to destroy evidence by washing his hands. Honeycutt was charged with attempted murder and tampering with physical evidence. He was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season Begins Next Week In Kentucky

The start of October marks the beginning of the Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season. During the fire season, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of woods. Those regulations are due to very dry conditions in the fall. Firefighters say this causes leaves and brush to become fire accelerants. Firefighters ask if you have a fire pit, to keep it covered while burning so debris can’t get out.

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Man Arrested For Sexual Abuse After Allegedly Grabbing A Woman At Walmart

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says a man faces sexual abuse charges after allegedly grabbing a woman at Walmart. Deputies arrested Billy Pennington on a warrant. Police say a woman claimed that Pennington walked up to her, asked her to show him something, grabbed her legs and lifted her into the air. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Billy Pennington

Man Arrested For Stealing Batteries From Clay County School Bus Garage

Manchester City Police arrested a man after they say he stole several batteries from the Clay County Bus Garage. Police told WYMT 31 year old Donald Henson was charged with theft. Clay County Superintendent William Sexton said they were heavy duty batteries powering floor machines. Sexton said the school had purchased new batteries for the machines and the ones stolen were being used temporarily until a company was able to pick them up. The exchange for the older stolen batteries would have saved the district several hundred dollars. Police found two of the batteries when they arrested Henson. They said he was trying to sell them at a pawn shop. They believe the others were taken out of the state.

Knox Woman Facing Drug And Child Endangerment Charges

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says a woman faces drug and child endangerment charges. Deputies said they found Mary Boggs outside a home with slurred speech. Deputies also said Boggs smelled like alcohol. WYMT-TV reports investigators also found marijuana bags and scales out in the open and within reach of two children.

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