, Corbin, KY

August 1, 2012

Police Roundup - Aug. 1, 2012

The Times-Tribune

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

McKee man arrested for drugs, resisting arrest

A deputy’s eyeglasses were broken Tuesday as he struggled with a man suspected of using drugs, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Randall S. Hayes, 38, of McKee, and Jinna S. Moore, 23, were arrested after Deputy Kirk Mays responded about 12:30 a.m. to a complaint about possible illegal drug activity occurring in a vehicle on Laurel River Church Road, five miles east of London.

Mays found Hayes and Moore in the car. He also found an unmarked pill bottle that contained two different kinds of pills. Both Hayes and Moore denied the pills were theirs.

Mays arrested both Hayes and Moore. Hayes resisted, striking Mays several times before he tried to run away. When Mays caught Hayes, Hayes fought with Mays again, breaking the deputy’s glasses.

Hayes is charged with second-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, prescription controlled substances not in proper container, third-degree assault (victim a police officer), fourth-degree assault, first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, resisting arrest and second-degree criminal mischief.

Moore is charged with second-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, and prescription controlled substances not in proper container.

Both Hayes and Moore were jailed in the Laurel County Corrections Center.

Londoners arrested during Indiana traffic stop

Two Londoners were arrested in Indiana Saturday after police found a handgun, drug paraphernalia and drugs during a traffic stop, according to Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Noel Houze.

Timothy Curry, 33, and Shane B. Wombles, 22, were arrested after 8 a.m. when Trooper Randel Miller stopped a 2008 Pontiac G6, which Curry was driving south on Interstate 65 in Jackson County, Ind., for a window tint violation.

Miller suspected possible criminal activity and searched the car. During the search, he found a 9 mm handgun and drug paraphernalia. He found Wombles possessed a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Both Curry and Wombles were taken to the Jackson County Jail. While at the jail, Curry, who was originally facing misdemeanor charges of possession of a handgun without a permit and possession of paraphernalia, appeared to be acting suspicious, Houze said. Upon further investigation, it was discovered he had about 100 oxycodone pills in his possession he was trying to hide from jail personnel. In addition to the two misdemeanor charges, Curry was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and trafficking with an inmate, both felonies.

Wombles was held on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana (less than 30 grams) and possession of paraphernalia.

Miller was assisted in the investigation by Senior Trooper Adam Bullock and Trooper Jimmy Wells.

Man robbed during home invasion

A Laurel County man was robbed during a home invasion robbery Saturday, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Before 6 p.m., the man forced his way into a home, then reportedly grabbed the homeowner by the throat and shoved him to the floor. The homeowner’s wallet and watch were taken and then the invader fled.

Detective Daryl Zanet is investigating. Assisting was Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter and deputies Greg Turner and Steve Hoskins.