Laurel County Police Looking For Man Accused Of Assaulting A Deputy

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies are looking for a man who they say assaulted an officer. While investigating a complaint of suspicious activity in a vehicle, police found that Larry Wilder was wanted on an outstanding warrant. While they were trying to arrest Wilder, police say he shoved a deputy and ran from the scene. Anyone with information on Wilder’s whereabouts is asked to call the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office at 864-6600 or Laurel County Dispatch at 878-7000.

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Intoxicated Woman Arrested On Trespassing And Other Charges

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies were called out to a home Ky 1228, about 10 miles north of London, where a woman was reportedly trespassing. When officers arrived they found 47 year old Regina Ann Griffie of London was there and had refused to leave when asked to go. Griffie admitted to deputies she had taken meth and suboxone. Deputies say during her arrest she became combative, struggling and kicking police. Officers say she had to be carried to the cruiser and had to be carried into the Laurel County Correctional Center. She was charged with criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, public intoxication – controlled substances, assault, criminal mischief and resisting arrest.

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Laurel County Police Arrested Two Men After Drug Investigation

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says detectives and deputies arrensted two men after a drug investigation on 16th Street in London. Deputies say 52 year old James Barlow was charged with possession of a controlled substance – crystal meth. 51 year old Duane Barlow was charged with disorderly conduct after becoming angry and creating a disturbance during the investigation. Both were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center. Sheriff John Root says drug investigations will continue. If anyone has information on drug activity call the Sheriff's office at 864-6600, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or message the "Laurel County Sheriff's Office" facebook page. All information will be strictly confidential.

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Laurel County Police Investigating Rash Of Thefts From Vehicles

The Laurel Sheriff's Office says deputies are investigating a rash of thefts from vehicles. In most instances, police say the vehicles were left unlocked. Purses, wallets, money, cell phones, electronics and other items were stolen. Sheriff John Root says they will increase patrols throughout the county, but ask people to lock their vehicles and remove items of value before locking them. He says some credit cards were stolen and used to buy gift cards. Anyone with information on the thefts are asked to call the Laurel County Sheriff's Office at 864-6600.

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Corbin Man Indicted After Deadly Crash

A Corbin man faces multiple charges stemming from a deadly Knox County crash in 2016. A grand jury indicted Joseph Clark Friday. Clark is accused of driving at a high rate of speed and passing in a no-passing zone, causing the death of Roger Daugherty. Clark is charged with reckless homicide, operating a motor vehicle without a license and failure to maintain insurance.

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UPDATE: Escaped Laurel County Inmate Back Behind Bars

UPDATE: Laurel County Jailer Jamie Mosley says an escaped inmate is back behind bars. 36 year old Melvin D. Haggard walked away from work release Wednesday. Haggard was tracked down by the Laurel County Correction's Special Response Team Thursday. Mosley said he couldn't be more proud of his team.

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Eight People Arrested In Corbin Drug Bust

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies were called out to a home on Adams Road near Corbin on a disturbance complaint. During the investigation officers found eight people there in possession of crystal meth, assorted pills and drug paraphernalia or wanted on warrants. Those arrested included Jody Melton age 31 of London, Savannah Minton age 28 of Corbin, Vanessa Lowe age 26 of Corbin, Harry Day age 26 of Corbin, Jewona Roark age 45 of London, Michael Thomas age 54 of Corbin, Kattie French age 24 of Corbin and Damien Wilson age 22 of Keavy. All eight individuals were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Clay County Sheriff Says He Wont Seek Re-election

Clay County Sheriff Kevin Johnson says he will not seek re-election in 2018. He says he plans to step down from his post. Johnson was first elected 12 years ago and started his carrer in law enforcement more than 28 years ago. Sheriff Johnson says he is contemplating challenging 90th District Representative Tim Couch in next year’s Republican primary.

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London Police Department Announces Annual National Night Out This Tuesday

The London Police Department says Tuesday, August 1st, marks the 34th Anniversary for the Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event that will be held locally by the Department at the London-Laurel County Farmer’s Market from 6 to 8 p.m. This event is designated for communities throughout America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. The community is invited to come out for a free, family friendly safe night out with food, games, live music from Frontier, giveaways, and more. The Department is one of 10 participating police agencies in Kentucky. Public Service Officer Magen Zawko says the event showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement on our fight to build a safer nation. For more information call 878-7004 or go to the website

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Man Killed In Whitley County Motorcycle Crash

The Whitley County Sheriff's Office has released the identity of a man killed in a motorcycle crash Wednesday. Sheriff Colan Harrell said they were called just before noon to Kentucky 1064 also known as Whetstone Road, for a motorcycle crash. Deputies say 36-year-old Scott B. Bray died at the scene. Investigators say he apparently had gone around a curve, lost control, went over the embankment and struck a tree. Police are not sure if drugs or alcohol were a factor in Bray's death. Witnesses at the scene tried to help, but one woman had ulterior motives. When police arrived on the scene, they discovered a woman, identified as Alisha McElfresh, stole Bray's wallet while other officials were responding. She was arrested and lodged in the Whitley County Jail.