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June 25, 2014

Police Roundup - June 25, 2014

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

Wanted man, woman turn themselves in

A man and woman wanted on Laurel County indictments related to sodomy charges turned themselves in Monday night, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Tina Sawyers, 35, and Albert Sawyers, 41, both of Pennington Gap, Virginia, were booked into the Laurel County Correctional Center by London City Police Officer Rick Cloyd.

The Sawyers were wanted on a 36-count indictment for human trafficking and sodomy charges. Both faced 12-counts of human trafficking and 12-counts of first-degree complicity to commit sodomy.

JailTracker records indicate they both are held under a $100,000 cash bond.

Intoxicated man fires gun toward home

A man was arrested Monday for firing a gun in the direction of a nearby home, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Deputies Larry Parrott and Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter arrested Randy Brockman, 42, around 8:40 p.m.

Deputies arrived on the scene and advised an intoxicated Brockman to stay inside his home and stop firing the gun. The weapon was unloaded and deputies left the scene.

About seven minutes later deputies were called back and told more shots had been fired. They found Brockman behind his home when he started to yell and curse at deputies. Following a brief struggle with Brockman, deputies arrested him and placed him in a police car.

While being transported to jail Brockman banged his head on the interior window cage and and side window protection bars. He continued to yell and curse and had to be physically removed from the police car, Root said.

Brockman was charged with second-degree wanton endangerment, alcohol intoxication, second-degree disorderly conduct, falsely reporting an incident, harassing communications and resisting arrest. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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