CORBIN — Times Tribune Staff Report
Wanted fugitive arrested in Laurel County
A tip turned in to London-Laurel Crime Stoppers resulted in the arrest of a wanted fugitive Friday evening, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root. The Laurel County Sheriff’s Department Special Response Unit (S.R.U.) commanded by Lt. Chuck Johnson arrested Ryan Segraves, 27 of London, around 5:30 p.m. at a residence after Detective Jason Back acted on a tip he received and later confirmed through London–Laurel Crime Stoppers. Segraves was arrested without incident and charged with second-degree wanton endangerment, escape, fleeing and evading police, and numerous other charges. He had been placed on the Sheriff’s Most Wanted list after a short pursuit along Brown Road off KY 638 on July 31. Segraves had been sought previously for failing to appear in Laurel District Court on two bench warrants and, on July 23, he escaped custody while handcuffed in the back seat of Constable Tim May’s police cruiser. He cut off the handcuffs.
On July 31, Segraves was seen traveling along Brown Road, but when Deputy John Inman began following him, Segraves led the deputy on a short chase, fled into a relative’s house then out the back door into the woods.
According to the sheriff’s department, Segraves had a long legal history over the past several years.
Also arrested Friday evening was Shannon Johnson, 25, of Corbin. Johnson was charged with second-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension. Alesha Wagers, 29, of London, was also charged with second-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension.
All three were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Reward offered for information on fugitive
The sheriff’s department continues to look for Stacy O. Savage, who is wanted for probation violation, and investigation into sex crimes.
According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, Savage is “considered dangerous.”
The London-Laurel Crime Stoppers is offering a $500 reward for information leading to Savage’s arrest. Any individual caught hiding or aiding this suspect will be investigated and charged, according to the press release.
Anyone with information about Savage is encouraged to call 606-864-6600 or 606-878-7000.
East Bernstadt man gets DUI after drinking for four days
Drinking moonshine, beer and whiskey four days straight landed an East Bernstadt man in jail over the weekend on DUI charges, according to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputy Larry Parrott responded to a complaint that an extremely intoxicated individual had wrecked his all-terrain vehicle on Laurel Branch Road, 12 miles north of London about 7:03 p.m. Saturday. When Parrott arrived, he saw Rob R. Gilbert, 35, of East Bernstadt, on his ATV on a steep embankment. Parrott learned from Gilbert that he had been drinking moonshine, beer, and whiskey for a reported four days in a row, according to the arrest report. Gilbert also told the deputy that he lost control of his ATV and ran over the embankment into the ditch.
Gilbert was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence and failure to comply with the helmet law. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Corbin man charged with child abuse
A Corbin man was charged with child abuse after a mother brought her 3-year-old son to Saint Joseph London hospital with a red hand print on his face, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Deputy Tyler Morris received the complaint that the child had possibly been abused about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the report. When Morris arrived at the hospital, he learned that the mother had picked up the child at his father’s house, and noticed a red hand print that had “welted up across the side of the child’s face.” The deputy, along with social services continued the investigation, which resulted in Dustin L. Humfleet, 24, of Corbin, being arrested at his residence. Humfleet was charged him with fourth-degree assault (child abuse), and jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Intoxicated disturbance lands three in jail
An East Bernstadt woman was arrested early Saturday after the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department received a compliant about someone yelling and screaming in the road.
Deputy Kevin Berry, along with deputies Shawn Boroviak and Shane Rice, responded about 12:30 a.m. to the complaint in East Bernstadt on KY 1376W. When deputies arrived, they encountered Kimberly S. Isaacs, 43, of East Bernstadt, in the road. Root said the woman was yelling and screaming and obviously under the influence. It was determined that she was the primary caretaker of an 11-year-old child and was too intoxicated to care for the child. Isaacs was arrested and charged with alcohol intoxication, second-degree disorderly conduct, and endangering the welfare of a minor. Social services was called and the child was placed with a relative.
Two others were also arrested at the location on outstanding bench warrants.
Tara Collier, 23, of East Bernstadt, was charged on a failure to appear Jackson County bench warrant, and Freddy Scalf, 21, of London, was charged with three failure to appear warrants in court in Laurel District Court.
All three were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
London man charged with DUI
A London man was charged with DUI Saturday after he ran off the road and then attempted to put the vehicle in gear when deputies asked him to get out of the vehicle, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Deputy Tyler Morris responded to a complaint that a Knox County deputy was checking an individual whose vehicle had run off River Bend Road about five miles south of London. When Morris arrived, he asked David M. Young, 61, of London, to step out of the vehicle, but instead Young tried to put the vehicle into gear, the arrest report stated.
Deputies and EMS had to help Young get out of his vehicle due to his apparent high level of intoxication, Root said. Young was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence and possession of a radio that sends/receives police messages. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Deputy Larry Parrott assisted on the followup investigation.
Man with gold paint on his face arrested for public intox
An East Bernstadt man staggering down the road with gold paint on his face and hands was arrested Friday by the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputy Robbie Grimes investigated the complaint of a man staggering down the side of the road on KY 1376W, seven miles north of London, around 4:30 p.m.
Brandon Collier, 26, was found and had gold paint on his face and hands and Root said he was obviously under the influence of drugs. He was arrested and charged with public intoxication-controlled substance and was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
London woman charged with domestic violence
A London woman was charged with domestic violence Thursday, according to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputy Robbie Grimes responded about 6:30 p.m. to a domestic violence complaint on Sasser Road, 10 miles east of London. When deputies arrived, they learned that Melissa Mills, 34, of London, had smacked a male subject there during an argument.
Mills was arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault, domestic violence, and was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.