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.