TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Local News

July 23, 2013

Police Roundup - July 23, 2013

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

Laurel drug investigation lands two in jail

Complaints from residents about the illegal sale of drugs in London led to the arrest of two Laurel Countians.

Chester Saylor and Lillian Minton, both of London, were charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, and are currently being held in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Sheriff John Root reported the arrests came last Thursday when Laurel County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Back and Deputy James Sizemore conducted investigations and served search warrants in regard to complaints of drug sales going on at Amelia Street in London.

More than 100 pills, more than $7,500 in small bills and numerous firearms were recovered at the location by officers.

Deputies Mikey Ashurst and Tyler Morris assisted at the scene.

Root said Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives are currently and are continuing to expand on this and other ongoing drug investigations.

East Bernstadt man arrested after train strikes truck

An East Bernstadt man was arrested on Friday for trespassing on CSX Railroad property after getting his truck stuck, which resulted in it getting hit by a train, according to Post 11 of the Kentucky State Police.

Around 12:30 p.m. July 13, State Trooper Justin Oliver received a report of a vehicle and train collision on CSX Railroad property off of Hazel Patch Road. After arriving at the collision site, Oliver determined that a white 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck had been driven onto CSX Railroad property where it became struck next to the railroad tracks. As the train approached, a male and a female attempted to flag down the train but the train was unable to stop and struck the truck, the police report said. The male and female then fled.

Oliver conducted an investigation into the incident which led to the identification of the male as Bradley Wayne Fields, 27, of East Bernstadt.

After 10 a.m. Friday, Oliver located Fields and charged him with third-degree criminal trespassing, first-degree criminal mischief, failure to report a traffic accident and failure of owner to maintain required insurance.

Fields was transported to the Laurel County Correctional Center. According to the police report, the female has not been identified. The investigation is continuing.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 10 arrested for drugs after investigation

    Ten people were arrested Thursday following a three-month investigation of illegal drug activity, according to Kentucky State Police Post 11 —  London Public Affairs Officer Trooper Lloyd Cochran.

    April 18, 2014

  • Jury trial May 14 for man in murder case

    A man facing murder charges after the December 2012 beating death of a Corinth Community man appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court Thursday.

    April 18, 2014

  • Police Roundup - April 18, 2014

    Two parents were charged with child endangerment early Thursday after they walked to Wal-Mart in North Corbin with a toddler, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

    April 18, 2014

  • Council members approve budget amendment

    Barbourville City Council members held the second reading of a budget amendment during a special-called meeting Thursday — with no one there to hear it.

    April 18, 2014

  • London-Laurel Tourism Commission budget approved

    The 2014-2015 budget for the London-Laurel County Tourism Commission was approved at Tuesday’s meeting, according to Co-Director Kim Collier.

    April 18, 2014

  • London-Laurel Chamber holds monthly meeting

    The London-Laurel County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly meeting Thursday afternoon at the Jackson Energy Cooperative Community Room.

    April 18, 2014

  • Budget amendment gets first read

    Barbourville City Council members held the first reading of a budget amendment during a special-called meeting Wednesday.

    April 17, 2014

  • Community garden meeting coming April 25

    Some folks in Knox County are looking at bringing some green space to Barbourville, and they need some help. But first, they’ll have an informational meeting on the community garden project next Friday, April 25.

    April 17, 2014

  • Crash on Wyan Road seriously injures two

    Two men remain in a Lexington hospital with serious injuries Wednesday, after they were involved in a one-car crash west of London Tuesday evening.

    April 17, 2014

  • Public meeting at Goldbug Vol. Fire and Rescue Dept.

    A public meeting is slated for 8 p.m. tonight at Goldbug Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, located at 869 Highway 26, Williamsburg.

    April 17, 2014

Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter