TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

February 26, 2014

Police Roundup - Feb. 26, 2014


TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

Man, wife arrested for drugs

A Barbourville man and woman were arrested Saturday on drug and domestic violence charges, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Ervin Johnson, 25, and his wife Shalane Johnson, 22, were arrested following a domestic violence complaint. When deputies arrived, they found the couple in the middle of the road and deputies learned there had been a physical altercation at the residence.

According to Root, neighbors said they had seen Ervin Johnson chasing Shalane Johnson, and a struggle reportedly followed.

Upon arrest, Ervin Johnson struggled with deputies and reportedly kicked the windows and doors of the vehicle continuously en route to the Laurel County Correctional Center. Two syringes were also located on his person once inside the jail, as well as a large amount of cash, Root said.

Shalane Johnson was found to be in possession of various drugs and drug paraphernalia. She was in possession of hydrocodone pills, marijuana, a glass pipe, rolling papers, two needles, a plastic bag with used coffee filters that tested positive for amphetamines, six plastic bag corners that tested positive for amphetamines and digital scales.

The couple was arrested by deputies Kevin Berry, Shane Rice and Robbie Grimes.

Ervin Johnson was charged with fourth-degree assault-domestic violence, public intoxication-controlled substances, resisting arrest, first-degree promoting contraband and first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance-first offense.

Shalane Johnson was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)-first offense, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, and first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine)-first offense.

According to Root, social services was called to the scene to assist in placing a child present with grandparents.

The Johnsons were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Detective Jason Back is continuing the drug investigation.



Man arrested for public intoxication

An East Bernstadt man was arrested Sunday following a complaint he was intoxicated at Moberly’s Country Market, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Branden Collier, 27, walked across the street to a vacant business lot when he saw Deputy Larry Parrott’s patrol car approaching. Parrott conducted a roadside investigation and determined Collier to be under the influence.

Collier was charged with public intoxication-controlled substances and third-degree criminal trespassing. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.



Man arrested for assault

A London man was arrested for assault after an altercation with his girlfriend, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Dustin Bewley, 20, reportedly hit his girlfriend with a broom handle, which resulted in a cut on her right hand.

Bewley was arrested by deputies Tyler Morris, Mikey Ashurst and Daniel Grigsby as well as Sgt. Brett Reeves and charged with fourth-degree assault. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.



Two arrested at Dollar General

A Corbin man and woman were arrested at a Dollar General on KY 490, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Tammy Jones, 32, appeared to be intoxicated, and was arrested after an investigation by deputies showed her to be under the influence. Deputies learned a second person, Lonnie Reed, 44, allegedly left the scene on foot before deputies arrived, and she was located walking along KY 490 near KY 1376. Reed was found to have several outstanding bench warrants.

Jones was arrested by deputies Robbie Grimes, Larry Parrott and Daniel Grigsby. Kentucky State Police also responded to the scene.

Jones was charged with public intoxication-controlled substances, and third-degree criminal trespass.

Reed was charged on three Laurel County bench warrants for failure to appear in court and three Knox County bench warrants for failure to appear in court. Jones and Reed were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.



Man arrested for domestic violence

A Corbin man was arrested for assault Saturday, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

John Hart, 31, allegedly was involved in a physical altercation with his wife following an argument. Hart reportedly choked his wife with his hands, and when deputies arrived, her neck was visibly red.

Hart was arrested by deputies Larry Parrott and Robbie Grimes and charged with fourth-degree assault. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.



Woman arrested for prostitution

A Corbin woman was arrested for prostitution, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Alexis Morris, 18, had made an alleged agreement with a man involving sex for money, and then the two had a disagreement resulting in a sexual assault complaint.

Morris was arrested by deputies Mikey Ashurst, Tyler Morris and Shawn Boroviak and charged with prostitution. She was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.



Man arrested following domestic complaint

A London man was arrested Sunday following a complaint of domestic violence involving an intoxicated man, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Adam Rascon, 31, allegedly got into a woman’s uninsured gold Chrysler Pacifica and fled the residence while extremely intoxicated. When deputies arrived, the woman informed them Rascon had drank a fifth of liquor and smoked marijuana, Root said.

Deputies Mikey Ashurst and Shawn Boroviak left the residence in an attempt to locate Rascon. While attempting to locate the vehicle Rascon was reportedly driving, they were advised he had returned to the residence and was allegedly yelling and creating a disturbance. When deputies returned to the scene, Rascon fled on foot and hid under the porch of a nearby residence.

Following a short scuffle with deputies, Rascon was arrested. While being escorted to a waiting police cruiser, Rascon reportedly yelled and screamed and cursed deputies, creating a disturbance.

Rascon was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, second-degree disorderly conduct, menacing, resisting arrest, failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance, and second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot. Rascon was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.



Man arrested for reckless driving

A London man was arrested Saturday after almost colliding with a deputy’s car head-on, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Mark Hampton, 54, was driving a silver Chevrolet Uplander when he met the vehicle of Deputy Tyler Morris, who was traveling to a complaint concerning an intoxicated person. Hampton’s vehicle was in the wrong lane, and Morris was forced to drive his vehicle completely off the road to avoid a collision.

Morris conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. A passenger in the vehicle was found to be the intoxicated subject Morris was heading toward. The subject was arrested for alcohol intoxication.

Hampton was arrested for reckless driving and improper lane usage. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.



Two arrested on warrants

A London man and a Corbin woman were arrested Monday by Detective Jason Back on several warrants, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Joshua Blackburn, 34, was charged on a parole violation warrant regarding a first-degree wanton endangerment and theft by unlawful taking conviction.

Robin Zelenka, 32, was arrested on a bench warrant for probation violation regarding a conviction of first-degree possession of a controlled substance-first offense.

Blackburn and Zelenka were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.



Woman arrested on warrant

A Woodbine woman was arrested Monday on multiple warrants, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Deborah Hacker, 43, was sought on warrants from Whitley and Knox counties, and was arrested by Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter after she was found hiding in a closet at a residence on Dean Hundley Road.

Hacker was charged on a Whitley County bench warrant of arrest for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. She allegedly possessed and cashed checks from her mother and grandmother’s bank account. She was also charged on a Knox County bench warrant of arrest regarding a conviction of unlawful possession of meth precursor-first offense.

Hackler was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.



Woman arrested for shoplifting

A London woman was arrested Sunday for shoplifting at the Walmart in Corbin, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Rachel Turner, 23, was detained by Walmart’s loss prevention team after she allegedly took a large amount of makeup from the cosmetic department, traveled to the self-checkout and scanned some of the items but failed to scan and pay for all of the items.

Turner was arrested by Deputy Larry Parrott and charged with theft by unlawful taking-shoplifting. She was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.



Man arrested for shoplifting and drug charges

A Corbin man was arrested Sunday at the Walmart in Corbin, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Ryan Lannen, 25, was detained by Walmart’s loss prevention team after he was observed shoplifting while Deputy Larry Parrott was arresting another suspect for shoplifting.

In addition to shoplifting, Lannen was found to have Suboxone on his person following a search by deputy jailers after his arrest. Parrott learned through investigation that Lannen stuffed more Suboxone into the rear seat of Parrott’s patrol vehicle.

According to Root, Lannen was allegedly observed shoplifting at the Walmart on two other occasions, but had fled both times before being detained.

Lannen was charged with theft by unlawful taking-shoplifting, first-degree promoting contraband, and prescription controlled substances not in proper container-first offense. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.