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
  • TODAY'S HEADLINES — July 29, 2014

    John Waite to perform at NIBROC

    Traffic signal to go up in Knox

    U.S. 25E intersection site of Monday crash

    Laurel School nurses to stay

    July 29, 2014

  • Cannon man indicted for rape

    By John L. Ross
    Staff Writer
    A Cannon man facing first-degree rape and other charges has now been indicted in this case.

    July 28, 2014

  • Knox grand jury indicts accused store burglar

    By John L. Ross
    Staff Writer
    A man facing several charges in connection with the burglary of Cope’s Market was indicted Friday in Knox County Circuit Court.

    July 28, 2014

  • Man accused of Woodbine shooting appears in court

    By John L. Ross
    Staff Writer
    A Woodbine man indicted for first-degree assault after allegedly shooting a man in the face appeared in Knox County Circuit Court Friday for a pre-trial conference.

    July 28, 2014

  • TODAY'S HEADLINES, July 28, 2014

    Cannon man indicted for rape: Charges include theft for reportedly taking the victim’s car

    Knox grand jury indicts accused store burglar

    Man accused of Woodbine shooting appears in court

    So Far, So Good: North Laurel Coach Chris Larkey pleased with the way his team is looking

    The Next Step: Jerry Herron's Williamsburg Yellow Jackets have high hopes of winning a state title

     

    July 28, 2014

  • 0726 thunderbolt for web.jpg Tales of the Thunderbolt

    The soft whistle of a flute floated through the room as audience members listened in awe to tales of the Thunderbolt people.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jaynes sentenced to 20 years for murder

    A hush swept across the Knox County Circuit courtroom Friday afternoon — all that was heard was the jangle of ankle shackles hitting the bare floor as convicted murderer Angela Jaynes approached the podium for her official sentencing hearing.

    July 27, 2014

  • Five people indicted for murder

    Five people arrested in connection with the May shooting death of 29-year-old Donald Mills were all officially charged with the murder on two separate indictments Friday in Knox County Circuit Court.

    July 27, 2014

  • Man in court for stealing from Bingham Tire

    A Pineville man charged with stealing more than $125,000 in inventory from Bingham Tire in Barbourville over a two-year period appeared Friday before Judge Gregory Lay in Knox County Circuit Court.

    July 27, 2014

  • POLICE ROUNDUP: Sheriff’s office searching for wanted London man

    A London man has found himself on the Laurel County Sheriff Department’s most wanted list, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
    Detective Billy Madden is searching for Jamie Elam, 34.

    July 27, 2014