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Police Roundup - March 30, 2013

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

Lily man admits to drinking and driving

A Lily man who admitted he drank four beers before driving was arrested Thursday, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Alex Martinez, 45, was arrested about 3:30 p.m. by Deputy Robbie Grimes along with Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter.

Root said Grimes found two beers in Martinez’ pockets.

Martinez was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence and other traffic offenses. He was also charged on a Knox County bench warrant for failure to appear.

Martinez was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Two arrests on Wise Owl Road

A London man held a woman by her throat to keep her from answering the door when deputies seeking a wanted subject knocked on the door of a Wise Owl Road home, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Detective Jason Back, along with deputies James Sizemore and John Inman, went to the home after 2 p.m. to serve an indictment warrant. Two suspects were located inside the residence and arrested. Root said the wanted person arrested was Ronnie McQueen, 47, who was wanted on an indictment warrant for fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), operating a motor vehicle under the influence, speeding 26 or more mph over the limit, driving on a DUI suspended license, reckless driving and second-degree persistent felony offender.

McQueen was also charged with first-degree unlawful imprisonment for holding the woman by the neck as officers arrived as well as resisting arrest.

Also arrested was Cassondra Helton, 45, of London, who was charged with resisting arrest and first-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension.

Both subjects were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Traffic stop nets two arrests

A Keavy man was arrested Wednesday for carrying a concealed weapon, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Eric Grubb, 30, was arrested after he was stopped by Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter. Grubb was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and several traffic charges.

Also arrested was Grubb’s passenger, Glenda L. Grubb, 30, also of Keavy. She was charged with two counts of prescription controlled substances not in proper container since Root said she had a silver metal container that contained 18 pills and a white plastic bottle containing 17 pills. She was also charged with three traffic violations.

Both suspects were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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