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July 2, 2012

Police Roundup - June 30, 2012


TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

Man arrested for cultivating marijuana

According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, marijuana plants were recovered Thursday at an East Bernstadt home, where Detective Brad Mitchell investigated.

At about 1:30 p.m., Root, Chief Deputy Eddy Sizemore, Lt. Rodney Van Zant, Detective Jason Back and Deputy Gilbert Acciardo arrived at the home of David F. Stewart Jr., 38, of East Bernstadt.

There they found behind the home 28 plants of marijuana.

A shotgun was also found.

Stewart is a convicted felon, Root said.

He was arrested and charged with cultivating five or more marijuana plants and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

He was taken to the Laurel County Corrections Center.

Three arrested for trafficking illegal narcotics

Knox County Sheriff John Pickard reported Thursday that three were arrested on a warrant.

Scott Lee, of Girdler, Joshua Del Mills, of Corbin, and Toyna Matlock, of Barbourville, were arrested on charges of trafficking in illegal narcotics and illegal sale of alcoholic beverages.

Lee was charged with illegal sale of alcohol in a dry territory and second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

Mills was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

And Matlock, trafficking in less than eight ounces of marijuana and illegal sale of alcohol in a dry territory.

Two arrested for drugs

Also on Thursday in Laurel County, Laurel Sheriff’s Detective Jason Back arrested two on Jackson Road about seven miles north of London.

Sheriff John Root accompanied Back to the home where Timothy Fields was staying.

Along with Root and Back was a Kentucky Probation and Parole Officer.

At the home they found items used in selling and using methamphetamine and a white powdery substance determined to be meth.

Fields and Lisa Johnson were arrested at the home.

Fields, 50, of East Bernstadt, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and persistent felony offense. He has previous felony convictions.

Johnson, 32, of London, was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance. She had been found with a small black bag with a white powdery substance determined to be meth.

Both were taken to the Laurel County Corrections Center.

Other involved officers were Chief Deputy Eddy Sizemore, Lt. Rodney Van Zant, Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter, Detective Brad Mitchell and Deputy Robbie Gries.

Man arrested for throwing tacks in road

Tuesday in Knox County, Sheriff John Pickard’s staff arrested Jim Mills Jr., of Flat Lick.

Deputies Roy Gambrel and Adam Townsley were called to the scene on KY 223 where Mills was said to be throwing tacks into the middle of the road.

The tacks caused flat tires for those driving past, Pickard reported.

When Gambrel and Townsley arrived, Mills told them he hadn’t thrown tacks on the road.

He consented the search of his home where Gambrel found a .22-caliber derringer pistol.

He was charged with second-degree criminal mischief and for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, and a second count of second-degree criminal mischief.

Two men wanted for assault

On Wednesday, June 22, Knox County Deputy Sheriff Claude Hudson arrested Della Peters for falsely reporting an incident.

Sheriff John Pickard reported that on the day before, Hudson was sent to the home of Link Owens, of Cannon, where a man had been assaulted.

According to Hudson, Owens was sitting in his pickup truck with a woman when James Peters and Edward Peters assaulted him with a jack handle and kicked him.

Hudson said he saw that Owens’ lip and leg needed stitches.

He was taken to the Knox County Hospital and was airlifted to a trauma center for internal injuries and possible death, Pickard reported.

Both James and Edward Peters fled the scene before Hudson’s arrival. An arrest warrant was issued and the investigation continues.