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January 23, 2014

Police Roundup - Jan. 23, 2014

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

London man arrested following foot chase

A London man wanted on a bench warrant was arrested Tuesday following a foot chase, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Shawn Asher, 25, was found by deputies following a tip he was at a residence on Somerset Road.

When deputies arrived and announced they had an arrest warrant for Asher, the man who answered the door reportedly said he was not there, but deputies heard a loud noise as Asher attempted to flee out of the home’s back door and into the woods, Root said.

Deputy Josh Scott pursued Asher on foot, tracking him through a briar thicket and pursuing him through the snow until Scott finally found Asher hiding under a mobile home. Root said Asher possessed a white crystal substance determined to be methamphetamine.

Asher was charged on the original Laurel County bench warrant of arrest for theft by unlawful taking as well as second-degree fleeing or evading police-on foot, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)-first offense, first-degree promoting contraband and second-degree criminal mischief.

Asher was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Assisting Scott was Detective Charlie Loomis and Bailiff Brandon Broughton.

Woman arrested on warrant

A Lily woman was arrested Tuesday and charged on a bench warrant, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Carole Jones, 54, was charged on bench warrants for tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree burglary, first-degree possession of a controlled substance-first offense, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, and theft by unlawful taking.

Jones was arrested by Deputy Josh Scott and jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Fight call leads to meth arrest

A Woodbine man was arrested Sunday following a call about a fight involving a pistol, according to Knox County Sheriff John Pickard.

Billy Wayne Hopkins, 47, reportedly fled the scene before Deputy Claude Hudson arrived. Hudson located the suspect’s vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in which he reportedly recovered a used pipe for smoking methamphetamine, along with methamphetamine individually wrapped in a bottle.

After Hopkins was transported to the Knox County Detention Center, Deputy Jailer Brian Hamilton reportedly contacted Hudson to inform him that an additional two packs of methamphetamine had been located on Hopkins.

Hopkins was charged with first-degree promoting criminal contraband, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and first-degree possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hopkins was jailed in the Knox County Detention Center.

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