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December 11, 2012

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East Bernstadt man arrested for assault against mother

An East Bernstadt man who was arrested Sunday reportedly chased his mother and struck her in the mouth with a phone, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Brandon Moore, 20, was arrested about 6 p.m. after deputies Steve Hoskins and Jeff Blunschi as well as Kentucky State Police Trooper Jack Riley responded to a 911 complaint about a domestic at the Shell gas station on KY 490, located three miles north of London.

Before the officers arrived, Moore had chased his mother from the Shell station to the Blue Moon Tattoo Parlor, located about one-quarter of a mile away. Root said Moore had taken his mother’s phone and struck her.

Moore was charged with fourth-degree assault and public intoxication. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Alabama woman found carrying 200+ pills

A drug investigation has been launched after officers found an assortment of prescription pills while investigating a traffic crash Saturday, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Paula C. Vines, 47, of Brookwood, Ala., was determined to be under the influence following the crash, which happened about 10 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot in North Corbin. Deputy Kirk Mays responded.

Vines told Mays she had taken Xanax and oxycodone before the crash. Deputies found she carried 25 Adderall pills, 24 methadone pills and 161 Xanax pills all in various unmarked pill bottles. She also had her husband’s oxycodone pill bottle which had been filled three days before the crash and was missing 39 pills. Vines, who said she was unemployed, also carried a large amount of cash and told deputies she didn’t know how much it totalled. She also had business cards from 27 pain clinics.

Vines was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, driving on a suspended license and failure to surrender a suspended driver’s license. She was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Detective Jason Back is investigating. Deputy Brett Reeves assisted with the investigation and arrest.

Two arrested for trespassing

Two men were arrested Saturday after officers were told they were in a woman’s house and refused to leave, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

John C. Jones, 33, of London, and Jamie Robertson, 27, of Williamsburg, were arrested after deputies Robbie Grimes and Steve Hoskins responded to the complaint, which came in before 7 p.m. from a home located about 10 miles south of London.

Jones was charged with first-degree criminal trespass and had outstanding warrants from Pike and Laurel counties. Robertson was charged with first-degree criminal trespass. Both were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Constable Tim May assisted on the arrests.

Corbin residents charged with shoplifting

Two Corbin residents were arrested Friday for shoplifting, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Sonya M. Cole, 33, and Lonzo Mills, 40, were charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting). Cole also had one outstanding warrant and Mills had four.

The call came in about 4:30 p.m. and Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter responded.

Both were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Fight with girlfriend leads to arrest

An East Bernstadt man was arrested Friday after officials were told he was in a yard fighting with his girlfriend, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Jeffrey B. Whaley, 39, was charged with second-degree disorderly conduct, alcohol intoxication and prescription controlled substances not in the original container.

Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter and Deputy Robbie Grimes responded to the call which came in about 7:30 p.m. and involved a home located eight miles north of London.

Whaley was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Woman arrested for shoplifting

A Wallens woman was arrested after a deputy responded to a shoplifting complaint at a business located 10 miles south of London, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Kayla Robbins, 23, was arrested by Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter who responded to the call after 5 p.m.

Robbins was charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) and public intoxication.

She was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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