Woman Running Outside Screaming Leads to A Laurel County Man's Arrested On Assault And Drug Charges

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies were dispatched to a home off Cole Road where neighbors reported a woman was running outside screaming for help saying a man was going to kill her. When deputies arrived they found the woman outside with no coat or warm clothes in temperatures below zero and that apparently a man there had threatened to kill her causing her to run outside. Deputies found the man, later identified as 60 year old Marvin Johnson, inside hiding under the covers in a bed. When they uncovered him he grabbed a deputy. After a short scuffle he was taken into custody. Police also found 2 glass pipes with suspected meth residue near Johnson. He was charged with assault and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Marvin R. Johnson


London Man Arrested After Walking In The Middle Of The Road While Intoxicated

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies were called out to Ky 30 where a man was reportedly walking in the middle of the road. Officers found 27 year old Joshua R. Parsley of London there and determined he was under the influence. He admitted to deputies that he had been doing meth and suboxone. Parsley was arrested and charged with public intoxication – controlled substances. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Joshua R. Parsley

Man Arrested After Home Break In

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out to a home off Paris Karr Road on a possible burglary in progress. A neighbor was watching a house while the owner was away and noticed someone inside and called police. Deputies found 28 year old Daniel Branham inside and arrested him. In addition to criminal trespassing he was also charged on a warrant for failure to appear in court regarding several traffic offenses. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Daniel E. Branham



Man Arrested In Laurel County After Assaulting Disabled Woman

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies were called out to a home off Cole Road where a disabled woman had been assaulted. Officers found that a family member, 51 year old Billy Robinson, had hit the woman several times with his fists and had taken her cane and beat her with it. Deputies say she had extensive marks and bruising. Robinson was found hiding in a closet and after a short scuffle with police was taken into custody. Robinson was charged with assault and resisting arrest. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Billy Robinson


London Man Arrested After Threatening To Kill Neighbors

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested a man for terroristic threatening in London. Officers encountered 45 year old Kenneth Morgan on Ponderosa Drive. Morgan told deputies he was going to kill his neighbors. Morgan was arrested and charged with third-degree terroristic threatening. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Kenneth Morgan


Police Suspect Foul Play In Deaths Of Two People Found After Jackson County Car Fire

Kentucky State Police now say they suspect foul play in the deaths of two people found after a car fire in Jackson County in December. The bodies of Whitney Venable and Joey Marcum were found in a remote area on Rock Lick Creek Road. The fire was out when authorities arrived. They say one body was found inside the vehicle while the other was found outside the car. Both bodies were burned beyond recognition. Police still have not said how the pair died. They do not have anyone in custody in connection to the deaths at this time. The investigation is continuing.

Whitney Venable and Joey Marcum


Police Arrest Man Wanted In Deadly Stabbing

The Kentucky State Police say officers arrested the man Tuesday wanted for stabbing another man to death on Monday. They were responding to a second stabbing when they found the man. After an exhaustive search police found 27 year old Jeffery Cole near Sullivan's Towing in Williamsburg. That is where they say a second man was stabbed. Cole was taken to Saint Joseph-London to be treated for hypothermia. The stabbing on Tuesday and Monday's murder are both still under investigation.

Jeffery Cole



Pulaski County Police Looking For Break-In Suspects

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify people of interest concerning a break-in. The break-in happened in the Sloan's Valley area. Deputies have released surveillance photos of the suspects. Anyone with information can contact the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office at (606) 678-5145.

Pulaski Break In Suspects