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February 20, 2014

Wallet thief sought by Laurel County Sheriff’s office

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CORBIN — Root: Lily man damages sheriff’s office

A Lily man was arrested Wednesday after he drove his truck into a ditch while driving under the influence, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

After Jason Singleton, 34, drove a blue Dodge Dakota pickup into a ditch along Slate Ridge Road, he went to a nearby home and beat on the door, Root said. When deputies arrived, they found him walking on the road. Singleton said he had run out of gas.

Deputies Mikey Ashurst and Shawn Boroviak as well as Sgt. Brett Reeves smelled alcohol on Singleton. After they determined he was under the influence, Root said Singleton became “belligerent and combative” and tried to fight the deputies. After he was placed inside the police cruiser, he kicked the inside of the vehicle. Once at the sheriff’s department, he refused to exit the vehicle. After he was taken inside the sheriff’s office, he caused about $200 damage to a wall.

Singleton was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, second-degree disorderly conduct, menacing, resisting arrest and third-degree criminal mischief. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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