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Fla. fugitive arrested in London
A London man arrested Wednesday is a fugitive from Florida who is charged in connection with the severe abuse of a girl, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Roy J. Burns, 31, was arrested about noon on Henson Road, located about nine miles north of London.
Detective Jason Back, working with the London Office of the U.S. Marshal Service, made the arrest.
Burns is wanted in connection with an investigation by the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, of Jacksonville, Fla., and is wanted on charges of aggravated child abuse. The charge stems from an incident that happened on May 18 when Burns was watching a child who received life-threatening injuries including head trauma, blunt force trauma to the abdomen, lacerations to the lips and chin, and bruising over her body.
Burns was jailed in the Laurel County Corrections Center and will be extradited back to Florida.
Assisting on the arrest was Lt. Rodney Van Zant.
Two people injured in wrong-way crash
Two people were sent to the hospital Wednesday following a two-vehicle crash that happened after a driver went the wrong way down a ramp, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
The crash happened after 1 p.m. on U.S. 25 about two miles north of London as Raymond Collins, 62, of Fallrock, drove a white 2001 Chevrolet pickup south on KY 490. At the intersection of U.S. 25, Raymond Collins drove the wrong way down a northbound ramp and struck head-on a gold Suzuki SUV driven by Arley Renner, 83, of Mount Vernon.
Raymond Collins and his passenger, Beatrice Collins, 61, weren’t injured.
Arley Renner received possible injuries as did his passenger, May Renner, 79, who received chest and neck injuries. Both were taken to St. Joseph-London hospital by Ambulance Inc. Of Laurel County.
Assisting at the scene was East Bernstadt Volunteer Fire Department.
Public asked to help find stolen van
The public’s help is being sought to help find a van believed stolen from a parking lot, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Deputy Greg Turner is investigating the theft of the 2005 gold Kia Sedona van, which occurred between June 17-19 from a parking lot off KY 229, about four miles south of London.
The owner said the van had overheated so she left it parked and intended to return with a tow truck. When she returned with a wrecker, the vehicle was gone and is presumed stolen.
Anyone with any information about the whereabouts of this van is asked to call the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office at 606-864-6600 or 606-878-7000. Information will be confidential.
Man tries to smuggle urine, pot into courthouse
A Corbin man was arrested Tuesday after he tried to bring marijuana and a pill bottle filled with urine into the Laurel County Judicial Center, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Benjy D. Crosslin, 37, was arrested by Cpl. Derrick Price on a charge of public intoxication.
Crosslin admitted he had smoked marijuana and took his prescribed Loracets and Valiums.
A prescription pill bottle was found under Crosslin’s belt buckle containing a liquid. Crosslin told officers it contained urine that he intended to use if he had to submit to a drug screening.
Crosslin was jailed in the Laurel County Corrections Center.
Court Security Officer Harold Roberts assisted on the investigation and arrest.
London man carries pot into courthouse
A London man was arrested Tuesday after he tried to carry marijuana into the courthouse, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Cpl. Derrick Price arrested Roger D. Young, 39, after 9 a.m. when he found suspected marijuana in a cigarette pack Young was carrying.
Young was charged with possession of marijuana and public intoxication.
Young admitted he had smoked marijuana before coming to the judicial center. He also said he was on felony probation from Laurel Circuit Court.
Young was jailed in the Laurel County Corrections Center.
Assisting with the arrest, and investigation was court security Officer Donald Banks.
Accused metal thief arrested, heroin found
A London man was arrested Tuesday after stolen metal posts and gates were found at a local metal salvage yard, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Deputy Greg Turner investigated a complaint about 1:30 p.m. that the victim of the theft had found the stolen items. The salvage yard staff cooperated and Turner learned who had sold the metal items, valued at more than $150.
David S. Collette, 24, was charged with theft by unlawful taking. He was found to have eight needles and admitted he used heroin, so Collette was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Collette was jailed in the Laurel County Corrections Center.
Deputy Shawn Boroviak assisted with the investigation and arrest.
East Bernstadt woman faces multiple charges
An East Bernstadt woman was arrested Tuesday on charges including identify theft and credit card fraud, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
About 3 p.m., Detective Jason Back along with the London Office of the U.S. Marshal Service arrested Teddi Day, 40, who faces Laurel County indictments for theft of identity of another without consent, two counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, seven counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and persistent felony offender. She was also charged on a Laurel County bench warrant for failure to appear in court on shoplifting and public intoxication as well as charged on a Rockcastle County arrest warrant for theft by unlawful taking.
She was jailed in the Laurel County Corrections Center.
Lily resident arrested at courthouse
A Lily resident was arrested Monday on outstanding warrants, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
After 1 p.m., Bailiff Dianna Watson arrested Ernest Goforth, 40, at the Laurel County Judicial Center. He is charged in one Laurel County bench warrant with failure to appear on a theft by deception charge and on a Whitley County bench warrant for second-degree promoting contraband.
He was jailed in the Laurel County Corrections Center.
Bailiff Kenton Scharf assisted.
London man died in industrial accident
A London man died Saturday after he was accidentally struck by a piece of equipment he was unloading, according to London Police Chief Stewart Walker.
The industrial accident occurred on Barbourville Street and 1st Sgt. K. R. Jones responded.
It was determined Douglas R. Price, of London, was operating a hydraulic lift to unload an incinerator that weighed more than 3000 lbs. from a utility trailer. The load shifted and Price was struck and seriously injured.
Price was taken to St. Joseph-London hospital and later died.
Assisting at the scene was Walker, Capt. Derek House and Officer Jeremy Shell.
The investigation into the accident continues by Jones.