TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Local News

April 8, 2013

Girlfriend of escapee jailed

CORBIN — By John L. Ross, Staff Writer

The girlfriend of a Whitley County Detention Center escapee has been jailed, charged with helping him, according to Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird.

Katherine Wheeler, 39, of Williamsburg, was arrested by the Williamsburg Police Department Thursday, he said, alleging she was assisting her boyfriend in his escape.

Wheeler now faces charges of first-degree hindering prosecution, second-degree escape, and contempt of court libel/slander resistance to order. She remains jailed at the detention center without bond.

On April 1, her boyfriend, 34-year-old Shannon Wynn, walked off a work detail at the Kentucky State Highway garage, according to Jailer Ken Mobley. It happened during a lunch break.

Authorities have searched for him ever since, according to Mobley, who added they have been close to catching him.

Wynn was jailed in January on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, according to Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell, who added those were his second set of charges for that offense. Wynn will likely face more charges.

If any citizen knows the location of Wynn, contact the jail at (606) 549-6027, or sheriff’s department at (606) 549-6006, or 911 dispatch at (606) 549-6017.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
Raw: Obama Tours Gyeongbok Palace Swimmer Michael Phelps Back in Competition Raw: Obama Lays Korean War Memorial Wreath Obama Leads Naturalization Ceremony in Seoul Calif. School Bus Crash Hurts Driver, 11 Kids Country Club for Exotic Cars Little Science Behind 'Pollen Vortex' Prediction US Proposes Pay-for-priority Internet Standards Wife Mourns Chicago Doctor Killed in Afghanistan FDA Proposes Regulations on E-cigarettes Kerry Warns Russia of Expensive New Sanctions Mideast Peace Talks Stall on Hamas Deal Cody Walker Remembers His Late Brother Paul Grieving South Korea Puts Up Yellow Ribbons Raw: Kerry Brings His Dog to Work Raw: Girls Survive Car Crash Into Their Bedroom Three U.S. Doctors Killed by Afghan Security Yankees' Pineda Suspended 10 Games for Pine Tar Colleagues Mourn Death of Doctors in Afghanistan Ukraine Launches Operation Against Insurgents
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter