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August 14, 2012

Police Roundup - Aug. 14, 2012

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

Crack cocaine found during traffic stop

Two men were arrested Monday after police found crack cocaine in a vehicle, according to Kentucky State Police Post 11-London Public Affairs Officer Trooper First Class Don Trosper.

The drug was found during a traffic stop before 8 a.m. Monday on Interstate 75 in Laurel County by the Post’s Criminal Interdiction Team.

After the three grams of crack cocaine was found, the passenger, Jason Sullivan, 28, of Bledsoe, was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.  

The driver, Michael Epperson, 24, of Loyall, was also arrested and charged with driving on a DUI suspended license.  

Both were jailed in the Laurel County Corrections Center.   

The London Post’s Criminal Interdiction Team members are troopers Michael King (arresting officer), Ryan Loudermilk, Adam Childress, and Sgt. Lafe Owens.  

Danville man charged with attempted murder

A Danville man was arrested late Sunday after police found him struggling with an East Bernstadt man he had already shot once, according to Kentucky State Police Post 11-London Public Affairs Officer Trooper First Class Don Trosper.

William “Billy” Mills, 57, was arrested about 11:30 p.m. after officers with the Kentucky State Police, Laurel County Sheriff’s Department, and a Laurel County Constable responded to a report of shots being fired into a residence in the East Bernstadt community of Laurel County.

The victim was treated at the scene by Laurel County EMS and flown by helicopter to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. A hospital official said the victim remained hospitalized late Monday in fair condition.

Mills is charged with first-degree attempted murder and first-degree burglary.

The investigation continues by KSP Sgt. Steve Walker.

Keavy man arrested for threatening wife

A Keavy man was arrested Sunday after officers were told he was threatening his wife with a shotgun, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

James M. Baker, 59, was found about 6:30 p.m. by deputies Greg Turner and Steve Hoskins, who saw Baker sitting in a barn doorway. Root said Baker jumped up, ran to the back of the bar and grabbed the shotgun. He came to a tree armed with the shotgun while deputies ordered him to drop the weapon. Baker did eventually drop the gun and shells from inside his pocket.

Deputies found the shotgun had five rounds in it and the safety was off. Four more rounds were in Baker’s pocket, and 75 rounds were found nearby.

Baker is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment—victim police officer. He was jailed in the Laurel County Corrections Center.

Lt. Rodney Van Zant and Deputy Shawn Boroviak assisted at the scene.

Laurel man arrested for assault on girlfriend

A Laurel County man was arrested Saturday for pushing his girlfriend down and threatening to beat her, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Phillip Stigall, 46, was heard shouting in the background when his girlfriend called 911. The girlfriend told the dispatcher Stigall was intoxicated and that he had threatened her.

Sgt. Greg Poynter responded and arrested Stigall, chaging him with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and alcohol intoxication. He was jailed in the Laurel County Corrections Center.

Laurel man arrested for threatening to kill wife

A Laurel County man was arrested about 6:30 p.m. Saturday for pushing and threatening to kill his wife, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Keith H. Toby, 45, was overheard threatening to kill his wife by Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter.

Toby was arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault and third-degree terroristic threatening. He was jailed in the Laurel County Corrections Center.

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