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.

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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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Man Admits To Going On Deadly Crime Spree In Pulaski County

A man has admitted to going on a deadly crime spree in Pulaski County. Bret Crozier pleaded guilty to a long list of charges including murder. Police said Crozier shot and killed Albert Hail at a home in October of 2015. He later shot three other people and ended up in a high speed chase with police. Prosecutors recommended a 35-year sentence.

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Man Arrested In Connection With Clay County Shooting

Police arrested a man in connection with a February Clay County shooting. A grand jury indicted Randy Jarvis for first-degree assault in early September. Officials say Jarvis shot Greg Combs, causing serious injuries. 

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Man Indicted In After Knox County Car Chase That Ended In Shots Fired

A Knox County Grand Jury indicted Brandon Moses on several charges, including fleeing or evading police after a July car chase that ended in shots fired. Investigators said Moses sped up when police turned on their emergency lights and led them on a car chase down US 25 east. The chase ended in a parking lot where police shot Moses after they said he threatened them.

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Man Arrested After Allegedly Firing A Gun And Faking A Stabbing While Dropping Off Toddler

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says a man fired a gun while dropping off his toddler. Justin Hampton was arrested off Robinson Creek Road after a 911 call alleged a man fired a gun during an altercation. Deputies say Hampton fired a gun in the direction of two men while dropping off his toddler with the child's mother. Hampton claimed he was stabbed in the altercation, but later admitted to planting blood on a knife to fake the stabbing. Hampton is charged with wanton endangerment, criminal abuse, tampering with physical evidence and falsely reporting an incident. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Man Dies In Pulaski County Head-On Collision

A man is dead after a pickup truck hit his car head on over the weekend in Pulaski County. Wilford Purcell was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies say a pickup truck crossed the center line of Hwy 461 and side swiped a semi before hitting the car head-on. The driver of the truck and a passenger were flown to University of Kentucky Hospital. The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate.

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Deputies Arrest A Man After Two-Hour Standoff

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested a man Friday night after a two hour stand-off at a home north of London. Deputies received calls about a man walking along Patton Road with a stick hitting mailboxes and causing a disturbance. When they arrived they found 37 year old Jason Patton, who threatened deputies and ran into a home where he barricaded himself for about two hours. Patton eventually came out of the home and struggled with deputies as they took him into custody. He was charged with fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public intoxication and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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Clay County Murder Suspect Surrenders

Leslie County deputies say Matthew Caldwell surrendered to them Friday afternoon. A Clay County grand jury indicted him on murder and robbery charges in connection with a July shooting. Police say Jody M. Sevier showed up at the home of his ex-girlfriend July 4 and Matthew Caldwell shot Sevier, killing him. According to court records, investigators believe Angelina Grubb conspired with Caldwell to kill Sevier. Prosecutors claim after shooting Sevier, the pair robbed him. Items taken were not disclosed in the indictment. Police arrested Grubb on an indictment warrant. She faces criminal complicity to commit murder and robbery charges.

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