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December 26, 2013

Police Roundup - December 26, 2013

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

London man arrested for nearly striking officer with his vehicle

A London man was arrested Monday after nearly striking a deputy during another routine traffic stop, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

William B. Hayes, 27, almost struck Deputy Mikey Ashurst in his beige Saturn while Ashurst was conducting a routine traffic stop on a different vehicle. According to Root, Ashurst had to jump between his police car and the vehicle he had stopped to keep from getting hit by the speeding, out of control vehicle.

Ashurst got into his patrol car and was able to conduct a traffic stop on the Saturn. Upon investigation he determined that Hayes was under the influence.

Hayes was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, no insurance, careless driving, failure to give right of way to an emergency vehicle, and other traffic offenses. Hayes was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Deputy Tyler Morris assisted Ashurst in the investigation.

Man arrested for drunk driving

A Louisville man was arrested Sunday for driving under the influence after he wrecked his vehicle, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Benjamin P. Chapman, 32, wrecked his silver Honda Civic when he drove more than 250 feet off the right shoulder of the road and struck a culvert in a church parking lot.

Deputy Larry Parrott asked how much alcohol Chapman had drunk, and he replied “enough,” Root said. At Saint Joseph’s London, Chapman threw his splint at a doctor while yelling profanities, according to Root.

Chapman was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, no insurance, and second-degree disorderly conduct. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Also assisting at the scene were Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County and the Laurel County Fire Department.

Man arrested for driving while intoxicated

A Middlesboro man was arrested Sunday after he crashed his vehicle, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Bryan A. Cox, 31, reportedly crashed his black Toyota Tacoma head on into a tree, and afterwards stood in the middle of the road holding his two-year-old child with no diaper or clothing on the child’s lower half of the body.

Cox told Sgt. Brett Reeves that he had taken Lorcet prior to driving. Cox was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, second-degree wanton endangerment, endangering the welfare of a minor, failure to use a child restraint device, no insurance card, and no seat belt. Cox was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Also at the scene was Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County.

Woman arrested on warrant

A London woman was arrested Monday on an outstanding bench warrant, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Cynthia M. Pendergrass, 44, was arrested by Deputy Tyler Morris and charged with two outstanding Laurel County bench warrants for public intoxication–controlled substances.

Pendergrass was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Man arrested for driving under the influence

A London man was arrested Sunday for driving under the influence, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

James L. Brown, 23, was reportedly weaving over the center line of the road in his red Chevrolet Silverado. Brown was stopped by Deputy Tyler Morris, and an investigation determined that Brown was under the influence.

Brown was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Deputy Larry Parrott assisted in the investigation.

Two arrested for child endangerment

A Corbin man and the mother of a 16-year-old girl were arrested Saturday after the man reportedly dragged the girl by her hair across a yard, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

A passerby saw Terry J. Brown, 27, dragging the girl, whom Root said is allegedly pregnant with Brown’s child.

When deputies arrived at the home along U.S. 25, they learned that an altercation had occurred and Brown had been told to bring the girl back home, which he did so forcefully, Root said.

Upon entering the house, deputies found the living conditions to be “horrible,” according to Root. There were up to 30 cats at the residence and cat urine was reportedly everywhere. Deputies called social services to investigate the home.

Brown was arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault.

Also arrested was the girl’s mother, Tonna J. Zimmerman, 59. She was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.

Both subjects were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center. Root said the girl was placed into a safe living environment by social services.

At the scene were Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter and deputies Kevin Berry, Daniel Grigsby, Larry Parrott, and Robbie Grimes.

Man arrested on multiple warrants

A Williamsburg man who is a suspect in a Knox County stabbing was arrested Sunday on multiple outstanding warrants, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Jason A. Carr, 27, was reportedly behind a business on KY 770 in southern Laurel County when a complaint was called in that he was a possible suspect in the Saturday stabbing. When Deputy Larry Parrott arrived, he found Carr sitting in the passenger seat of a Chevrolet truck and arrested him without incident.

Carr was charged with three outstanding bench warrants from Laurel County regarding previous charges of first-degree fleeing and evading police on foot, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance–first offense, and receiving stolen property as well as four Knox County bench warrants.

Carr was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

The stabbing is still under investigation by Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

Grandfather arrested for child abuse

A  grandfather was arrested Sunday after he reportedly caused “extensive bruising” on his 7-year-old grandson by striking him repeatedly with a stick, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Thomas G. Quicksall, 51, reportedly struck his grandson with a paint stirring stick. The child’s father called in a complaint, and when Deputy Daniel Grigsby arrived he saw the bruises on the child.

It was determined that the child had been struck either late Saturday night or early Sunday morning while the child’s parents were at work. Quicksall, the child, and the child’s parents were all living in the same house.

Quicksall was arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a minor. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Man arrested for DUI

A Corbin man was arrested Saturday for driving under the influence, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Roy C. Wilson, 46, was observed weaving and speeding on I-75. Deputy Tyler Morris stopped the suspicious vehicle, and upon investigation he found Wilson to be under the influence.

Morris reportedly noted a strong odor of alcoholic beverages on Wilson, Root said. Wilson was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, no seat belt, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle, no insurance, speeding, and other traffic offenses. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Woman arrested for suspended driver’s license

A Barbourville woman was arrested Saturday for driving with a suspended license, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Terri N. Carter, 24, was observed texting and driving when she was stopped by Deputy Larry Parrott. After conducting a routine investigation, Carter was charged with driving on a DUI suspended license–second offense,  careless driving, no insurance, and other traffic offenses.

Carter was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Two arrested on warrants

A London woman and a Corbin man were arrested Sunday on warrants of arrest, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Adrienne L. Baker, 20, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument where she allegedly cashed checks she knew to be forged on five different occasions.

Robert C. Mills, 29, was charged with theft by unlawful taking under $500 where he allegedly had in his possession stolen items from a residence that he took to a business in Corbin for a cash refund.

Both subjects were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Two arrested near gas station

Two Williamsburg men were arrested Sunday near a Williamsburg gas station, according to Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell.

Cody Mullis, 23, reportedly left a gas station in a reckless manner, nearly causing several crashes, Harrell said. Mullis was stopped by Sgt. Brian Lawson and Deputy Joe Prewitt and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and operating on a suspended or revoked license.

David Humphrey, 19, was also arrested. He was Mullis’ passenger, and he reportedly went into the gas station to purchase a pack of cigarettes. When he left the station he allegedly grabbed the donation jar for Shop With a Cop and fled the scene. Humphrey was charged with public intoxication and theft by unlawful taking under $500.

Both men were jailed in the Whitley County Detention Center.

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