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January 6, 2014

Police Roundup - Jan. 4, 2014


TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

3 arrested at Corbin apartment complex

A Corbin man and woman as well as a London man were arrested Thursday at Corbin Manor Apartments following a complaint of a fight, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

George A. Snelson, 42, and Tina L. Lewis, 36, both of Corbin, along with Billy L. Rediker, 42, of London, were involved in a fight complaint when Deputy Mikey Ashurst was dispatched to the scene. A description of a gray Nissan Maxima was given by Laurel 911 Dispatch and Ashurst reportedly observed the vehicle backing into a parking lot upon arrival. Ashurst initiated an investigation at the same time another call was received that a male was fleeing out of one of the apartments where the fight was reported to have occurred.

As Ashurst attempted to locate the man. A woman reportedly came out of one of the apartments advising that a man she did not know was in her kitchen washing blood off himself. The man was Snelson, and Ashurst detained him and got him onto an ambulance for transport to Baptist Health Corbin.

Ashurst then allegedly returned to continue his investigation with Lewis and Rediker, who he had been questioning in the gray Nissan Maxima. They had abandoned their car, but were found hiding in a closet in one of the apartments. Both were reportedly determined to be under the influence when they were arrested. A white residue was found around Lewis’ nostrils.

Snelson tried to escape the hospital several times while being treated.

Snelson was charged with alcohol intoxication, second-degree disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.

Lewis was charged with public intoxication-controlled substances and second-degree disorderly conduct. She was also charged with an outstanding Laurel County bench warrant for failure to appear in court.

Rediker was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, driving on a DUI suspended license, first offense, and other traffic violations.

All three were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Ambulance, Inc. of Laurel County assisted Ashurst at the scene.



Three arrested after possible overdose

A London man and woman, as well as a Manchester man, were arrested Thursday after deputies received a call about a possible overdose at a London residence, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Tiffany R. Botkins, 32, and Timothy B. Robbins, 46, of London, were arrested along with Jonny L. Curry, 31, of Manchester, when deputies and EMS received a call that a woman had potentially overdosed at a residence east of London.

Deputies Kevin Berry and Shane Rice conducted an extensive search of the area and located the residence. They found Botkins on the front porch, and inside they found Robbins and Curry, who allegedly said there was a fourth person sleeping inside.

Deputies checked the woman and reportedly found that she was unresponsive. Deputies summoned Ambulance, Inc. of Laurel County to the scene to transport the woman to Saint Joseph London for treatment, Root said.

Curry allegedly became belligerent upon arrest, cursing loudly and creating a disturbance as he struggled with deputies on the front porch, Root said.

Botkins was charged with an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear in court.

Robbins was charged with illegal possession of a legend drug when a crushed pill was found in his possession.

Curry was charged with illegal possession of a legend drug when he was found to be in possession of Gabapentin pills. He was also charged with second-degree disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

All three were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Man arrested for evading police

A London man was arrested Tuesday following a pursuit after a traffic stop, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

John P. Cowan, 38, committed a traffic violation in his blue Chevrolet S10 pickup truck, which prompted Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter to activate his emergency equipment in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop, Root said. Cowan reportedly failed to stop, and Poynter began pursuit. Poynter was able to block Cowan at the bottom of a hill, Root said. Cowan then reportedly put his vehicle in reverse in an attempt to flee backwards, but instead ran his vehicle into a ditch and became stuck.

Cowan then jumped out of his truck and ran off on foot, according to Root. After a brief chase by Poynter and Deputy Larry Parrott, Cowan was apprehended in a creek after a brief struggle, Root said.

Cowan allegedly said he ran because he thought he had a suspended operator’s license, Root said.

Cowan was charged with reckless driving, second-degree fleeing or evading police in vehicle, second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, resisting arrest, no insurance, possession of a radio that sends or receives police messages and other traffic violations. Cowan was additionally charged on a Laurel County bench warrant for failure to appear in court and a Fayette County bench warrant for three counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Cowan was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Also assisting Poynter and Parrott were deputies Robbie Grimes, Josh Scott, Shane Rice, and John Inman.



Man arrested for intoxication

A London man was arrested Wednesday for alcohol intoxication, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Elvis R. Hubbard, 46, was found intoxicated and belligerent. He was arrested by Deputy Kevin Berry and charged with alcohol intoxication. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.



Man arrested for shoplifting

A Corbin man was arrested Wednesday for shoplifting at the Walmart in Corbin, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Jerry Engle, 25, was detained by Walmart’s loss prevention team after he was allegedly observed taking a soldering iron and solder worth $8.14 without paying for them.

Engle was arrested by Deputy Kevin Berry and charged with shoplifting. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.



Man arrested for shoplifting

A Corbin man was arrested Tuesday for shoplifting at the Walmart in Corbin, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Andrew D. Jackson, 27, allegedly requested a fraudulent refund for items he reportedly took in the store to the service desk and for which he received a refund.

Jackson was arrested by Deputy Larry Parrott and charged with shoplifting. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.



Two arrested for driving under the influence of drugs

A Corbin man and a Manchester man were arrested Tuesday after one was found to be under the influence, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

William D. Wolfe, 30, of Manchester, was reportedly blocking the flow of traffic when he stopped in the middle of the road in a gray Isuzu.

When deputies Robbie Grimes and Shane Rice investigated the stopped vehicle, they found he was under the influence, had a suspended operator’s license and had no insurance.

Wolfe was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, no insurance, improper parking on the traveled portion of the roadway, no seat belt in use and numerous other traffic offenses.

Also in the vehicle was Nathaniel Cody, 23, of Corbin. Cody was cited to the Laurel County District Court for permitting an unlicensed driver to operate a motor vehicle and no seat belt usage.

Assisting in the investigation were Deputy Larry Parrott, Capt. Rodney Van Zant and Detective Jason Back. Other charges are pending a continuing investigation by Back.



Three arrested for driving under the influence

A London man and woman and a Corbin woman were arrested Tuesday for driving under the influence, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Franklin S. Early, 54, and Taneha J. Whiteaker, 38, of London, along with Shelley D. Barrio, 33, of Corbin, were investigated by deputies after they had allegedly driven a gray Pontiac van to a business parking lot. The investigation revealed open containers of alcoholic beverages in the vehicle, and the driver was reported to be obviously intoxicated.

The trio was arrested by Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter, Constable Tim May and deputies Robbie Grimes and Larry Parrott.

Early was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, driving on a DUI suspended license–first offense, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle and no insurance card.

Whiteaker was charged with operating a motor vehicle on a DUI suspended license–first offense and numerous other traffic violations. She was also charged with second-degree disorderly conduct when she continued cursing deputies and creating a disturbance during the investigation.

Barrio, a passenger in the vehicle, was found to be wanted on a Whitley County bench warrant for four outstanding traffic charges and arrested.

All three were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.