By John L. Ross / Staff Writer
Deputies continue their search for a man wanted in connection with an attempted theft and break-in, according to Sheriff Colan Harrell.
Nicholas Joshua Campbell, 27, now has an arrest warrant out charging him with second-degree burglary.
Harrell explained that on Wednesday, two Rockholds men caught a suspect breaking into one of their vehicles.
“They started chasing the individual,” Harrell said.
Those two men, Kalvin Sutton and Joseph Jara, continued pursuing the suspect.
Harrell said the suspect ran from his pursuers about a half-mile down the road.
That’s when the suspect, later identified as Campbell, entered the home of a Rockholds grandmother.
That grandmother, Tina Nichols, contacted 911 dispatchers to report a man had entered her home and that she had her grandchild in the home with her.
According to Harrell, the suspect told Nichols he was being chased by people armed with guns.
Nichols then saw a second man outside her home, asking to enter her house — he was after the man already inside.
The second man told Nichols he actually was not armed.
Deputies learned from Nichols that the man who entered her home was bleeding from a head wound — that’s when Nichols armed herself with a shotgun and asked him to leave her residence.
“She said when she pulled the shotgun out, it appeared the suspect would rather face the shotgun than the man outside,” Harrell said.
If anyone has any information about the whereabouts of Campbell, contact the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department at (606) 549-6006.
By John L. Ross / Staff Writer
- Local News
Crash slows I-75 traffic
Moving to Florida got off to a rocky start Friday morning for a Cynthiana couple.
Trial date, bond set for Whitley athletic director
A trial date was set Friday in the assault and sexual offense case against Whitley County Athletic Director Michael Campbell in Baltimore City District Court in Maryland, according to his attorney, Paul Croley.
Barbourville man pleads guilty to sex charges
A Barbourville man indicted more than two years ago on a 56-count indictment charging him with a host of sex crimes allegedly committed in the 1980s has avoided a trial, which was slated for Wednesday.
It is time to ‘Spring Forward,’ folks
Unlike New Year’s Eve at the stroke of midnight, it’s highly unlikely there will be any parties when Daylight Saving Time officially begins this Sunday at 2 a.m.
RV, truck crash downs pole, closes highway
A two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on the Old Barbourville Highway (KY 1232) near East Wyrick Street in Corbin involved a recreational vehicle, a truck, and snapped a power pole in three places.
Mayor's Job in Jeopardy
In a unanimous vote, all Barbourville City Council members voted Thursday to hold a special open hearing to discuss removing Mayor David Thompson from office.
Whitley airport could see a new tenant coming
A new tenant could be boarding at the Williamsburg-Whitley County Airport — and bring with them some new opportunities for pilots, missionaries and students.
Bevin speaks to Corbin Rotary Club
It was Matt Bevin’s turn to visit the Tri-County, and Thursday the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate took his campaign to the Corbin Rotary Club.
Quilt show coming to Laurel library
The Laurel County Public Library will hold a quilt show from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Special hearing set to discuss mayor's removal
By Jeff Noble
The Barbourville City Council voted unanimously Thursday evening to hold a special open hearing to discuss removing Mayor David Thompson from office.
- More Local News Headlines
- Crash slows I-75 traffic