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May 22, 2013

Police Roundup - May 22, 2013


Times-Tribune Staff Report

Rockholds man arrested for theft from Whitley Alternative School

An 18-year-old Rockholds man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the theft of $10,000 in electronics from the Whitley County Alternative School, according to Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell.

Charles Helton was charged with two counts of third-degree burglary.

Harrell said the burglaries occurred on Saturday and Monday. Computers were among the items stolen.

Helton’s arrest came after Deputy Jeff Anderson and Sgt. David Lennon recovered the stolen items.

Helton is jailed in Whitley County.

Corbin woman arrested after driving into ditch

A Corbin woman was arrested Monday after the red Nissan Sentra she was driving crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic along Hwy. 770 then onto the shoulder before it became stuck in a ditch, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Tiffany L. Havens, 24, was arrested by Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter. She was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence in addition to several other traffic-related offenses.

Havens was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Bail jumper arrested in Laurel County

A Garrad man who tried to elude deputies by hiding behind couch cushions was arrested Friday, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Matthew Collett, 33, is charged with first-degree bail jumping out of Clay County. He also has six other outstanding bench warrants.

Collett’s arrest came after Root’s department got a tip he was at a home along Farley Road. Deputies Josh Scott, Kevin Berry and Mikey Ashurst responded.

Another person, Nancy K. Collett, 33, of Manchester, was also at the home and was arrested after she told deputies Matthew Collett was not in the house. She is charged with second-degree hindering apprehension.

Both Matthew Collett and Nancy Collett were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.


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