CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer
W’burg man wanted in connection with thefts
Williamsburg Police seek the public’s help in locating a man wanted for questioning involving several copper thefts during the weekend.
Police continue their search for 24-year-old Rocky Allen Hayes, of Williamsburg, in connection with these thefts.
According to Police Chief Wayne Bird, the copper reported stolen has a value of several thousand dollars — and as of Monday night, Bird said law enforcement had yet to catch up with the man.
Hayes is 6 foot, 4 inches tall, weighing approximately 225 pounds. His hair is dark brown, and his eyes are also brown.
If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Hayes, they are urged to call the Williamsburg Police Department at 606-549-6038 or 606-549-6087.
Man arrested after 200 pills sold to source
A Williamsburg man remains jailed at the Whitley County Detention Center under a $10,000 cash bond after his arrest Friday.
Williamsburg Police allege David Lee Davis, 42, sold 20 Roxicet tablets at 30 milligrams apiece for $900 — to “a cooperating source,” according to police.
He now faces charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, and first-degree possession of a controlled substance.
WPD Detective Bobby Freeman leads the investigation and had assistance from Chief Wayne Bird, K-9 Officer Brandon Prewitt and Officer Brandon White.
Bird said this case will likely be heard by the grand jury in January.
Crash leads to DUI arrest
An investigation into a single-vehicle car crash led to the arrest of a London woman Sunday.
According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, Sherry L. Shoupe, 46, was driving a green Mercury Cougar when she reportedly crashed on Poplar Hollow Road around 7 p.m.
Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Mikey Ashurst was dispatched to the crash site, and when he arrived he found the Mercury in the ditch.
Root said Ashurst also noted “a powdery-looking substance around her nostrils,” and that she appeared to be under the influence.
Root added that Shoupe allegedly told Ashurst that she had snorted Percocets before driving her vehicle.
Shoupe was arrested and jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center and released the next day on a $2,500 surety bond. She faces charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, as well as other traffic charges.
Keavy man jailed after alleged DVO violation
A custody dispute report led Laurel Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Grigsby to Jackson-Fariston Road Sunday afternoon.
Laurel Sheriff John Root said when Grigsby arrived at the residence, he learned from a woman there that a male subject had reportedly violated a Kentucky Domestic Violence Order (DVO).
The deputy continued his investigation, Root said, and found that male subject in London — allegedly violating the DVO.
Grigsby arrested 35-year-old Danny R. Hammons, of Keavy, and charged him with violating the DVO.
He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center and released the next day on a $2,500 surety bond.
His next court appearance is slated for March 18.
Lily man arrested on domestic violence charges
A Lily man who allegedly threw his wife to the ground before forcing her into a vehicle was arrested Saturday.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root said Deputy Kevin Berry arrested Roger L. Brown, 56, on Lily School Road after investigating the complaint concerning his wife.
When the vehicle stopped at a gas station near Lily, Root said Brown’s wife jumped out of the vehicle and hid inside the business until Berry arrived at the scene.
Brown now faces charges of fourth-degree assault by domestic violence. According to JailTracker records, he also faces a second charge of fourth-degree assault through domestic violence and third-degree terroristic threatening. He was released from the Laurel County Correctional Center Monday on a $10,000 fully-secured bond.
Assisting on the investigation at the scene were deputies Robbie Grimes, Larry Parrott, and Daniel Grigsby.
Man arrested after TV tossed in the rain
A man who allegedly damaged various items in his parents’ home was arrested Sunday morning.
Willie Hubbard, 24, of London, remains jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center under a $2,500 surety bond.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root said Hubbard faces charges of fourth-degree assault through domestic violence. Root explained that Deputy Kevin Berry was dispatched to a Line Creek Road residence, where he learned that Hubbard allegedly had damaged content in his parents’ house, including throwing a television and other items into the trash outside in the rain.
Root added that Hubbard allegedly threatened to kill both his parents and briefly struggled with them.
Three arrested after disturbance at business
Three London men were arrested just before 8:30 Saturday night, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Root explained that the three suspects entered a business on U.S. 25W and appeared to be under the influence.
The trio allegedly proceeded to create a disturbance inside the store, and Root said one of the men was seen carrying a concealed pistol and wearing a bulletproof vest.
Deputy Robbie Grimes stopped the three men as they were leaving the parking lot in a Range Rover — Root said while they were stopped the three allegedly continued to create a disturbance by yelling and using profanity around other customers at the business.
The sheriff alleged that the three appeared to be under the influence and subsequently arrested.
Those three and their charges are:
— Charles W. Phillips, 25, the driver of the Range Rover, now faces charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence, second-degree disorderly conduct, carrying a concealed weapon, resisting arrest, no insurance and other traffic violations.
— Jose R. Galicia, 26, a passenger, now faces charges of second-degree disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication in a public place.
— Cole A. Robinson, 19, now faces charges of second-degree disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication in a public place.
Galicia and Robinson were released Sunday from the Laurel County Correctional Center under $1,000 unsecured bonds. Phillips was released on Sunday as well, but under a $2,500 surety bond. Assisting at the scene were deputies Larry Parrott and Daniel Grigsby, detectives Jason Back and Brad Mitchell, and Kentucky State Police Trooper Brandon Creekmore.
Ohio man arrested in Knox County
An Ohio man with several local warrants was arrested by the Kentucky State Police Friday.
Just after 6 p.m. KSP troopers Wayne Hensley and Brian Maupin made a traffic stop on a green Ford F-150 truck on Hurricane Lane in Barbourville.
The truck was stopped after the driver allegedly failed to use a signal, nearly causing a crash with oncoming traffic.
That driver was Bobby Smith, 61, from Dayton.
Hensley discovered that Smith had warrants from Knox, Bell, and Grant counties.
Further investigation revealed a revolver, a quantity of marijuana, crystal methamphetamine, and $1,670.
Smith was jailed in the Knox County Detention Center and now faces charges of failure to or improper signal, operating on a suspended or revoked driver’s license, improper display of registration plate, possession of marijuana, trafficking in marijuana less that 8 ounces, first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense, and reckless driving.
He remains jailed in the detention center under a $10,000 cash bond.
The case remains under investigation by Trooper Wayne Hensley from Post 10 Harlan.
Corbin man charged with shoplifting
A Corbin man was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting Friday.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root said Darrell W. Moran, 34, was arrested just after 6 p.m. by Deputy Daniel Grigsby at the Walmart in Corbin.
Root alleged that Moran went through the store getting items, then took them to the service desk requesting a refund without a receipt.
Walmart employees issued him a gift card for the items, but as he attempted to leave the store, Walmart Loss Prevention Team detained him.
Root said the investigation revealed the subject on camera putting the “returned” items into his cart, taking them to the service desk and completing the fake transaction. A woman involved in the fake exchange disappeared before she could be detained, but law enforcement is looking for her.
Moran remains jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center under a $1,000 cash bond. He faces one charge of theft by unlawful taking through shoplifting.
Unresponsive man eventually wakened, arrested
Two panic alarms sent Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Berry to a Vanzant Road resident Friday afternoon.
Sheriff John Root said that when Berry arrived at the scene to check the alarms, he got no response after knocking on the door.
Root said that when the deputy looked into the residence, he could see a small child crawling underneath a Christmas tree — and he could also see a male subject laying apparently unresponsive on the floor.
The sheriff said Berry made a second attempt at the door and was finally able to get the man up off the floor to open the door.
Root said the deputy could smell alcoholic beverages around the man, and noted he could not balance himself and had slurred speech.
No other adults were inside the home, Root said.
The man allegedly told the deputy he had drank several beers and some liquor.
Root said that based on investigation, Berry determined the man had neglected to care for his 21-month-old daughter.
Social Services and the child’s mother were both called to the scene, and the child was released to her mother.
Root said that Berry arrested Nicholas C. Rodgerson, 27, of London. He faces one charge of endangering the welfare of a minor.
He was released from the Laurel County Correctional Center Saturday on a $2,500 cash bond.
Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter assisted with the investigation at the scene.