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September 16, 2013

Police Roundup - Sept. 14, 2013

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

Two arrested on DUI charges

A suspicious vehicle complaint led to two DUI arrests on Wednesday night, according to Sheriff John Root.

Deputy Larry Parrott was dispatched to the complaint of a suspicious vehicle, where two women appeared to be under the influence near a business on U.S. 25, around 9:25 p.m.

When Parrott arrived, he located a silver Nissan Frontier and conducted an investigation determining that both the driver and passenger were under the influence.

Crystal L. Parker, 31, of East Bernstadt, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, no insurance and other traffic violations.

Also arrested was Christina V. Cawood, 40, of London, was charged with public intoxication-controlled substances. Both were jailed at the Laurel County Correctional Center.

East Bernstadt man charged on bench warrant

An East Bernstadt man was arrested on a Laurel County bench warrant on Thursday, according to Sheriff John Root.

Detective Jason Back arrested Scottie Elkins, 38, and charged him with an outstanding Laurel County bench warrant for second offense of operating a motor vehicle under the Influence.

He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Tennessee man arrested by KSP

A Tennessee man was arrested on Sept. 11, after he turned himself in, according to KSP Public Affairs Officer Lloyd Cochran.

Trooper Michael Witt was patrolling on U.S. Highway 25 in Corbin when he was approached by Michael D. Ford II, 38, of Kingsport, Tenn.

Ford told Witt he thought he was wanted out of the state of Tennessee, and wanted to turn himself in to authorities.

Witt ran a check through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and discovered Ford was in fact entered as wanted by the Kingsport, Tenn. Police Department for the charges of attempted murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery.

Ford was arrested and charged with being a fugitive from another state and jailed in the Whitley County Correctional Center.

Barbourville man charged with DUI

A Barbourville man was charged with DUI after Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint on Dow Adkins Lane on Sept. 9 around 11:24 p.m.

When deputies arrived, they located a black Buick with Michael S. Baker, 46, passed out inside the vehicle, under the wheel, and keys in the ignition. An open can of beer was sitting beside him. An investigation determined Baker was under the influence.

He was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, driving on DUI suspended license, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle prohibited, no insurance and numerous other traffic offenses.

Baker told deputies he was homeless, was living out of his vehicle and had no where to go.

He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Mt. Vernon man charged with DUI

A Mount Vernon man was charged with DUI last weekend after being stopped during a safety checkpoint, according to Sheriff John Root.

Deputy Tyler Morris arrested Steven F. Sturgill, 50, on Sept. 6, after it was determined he was driving under the influence at a Laurel Sheriff’s Office safety checkpoint on Ky 490.

Sturgill was driving a green Saturn when deputies noticed the presence of alcoholic beverages in his vehicle, and about his person.

Sturgill was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence and possession of open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle prohibited.

He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Routine stop leads to arrest

A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a Somerset man on Sept. 8, for DUI and marijuana charges, according to Sheriff John Root.

Shawn D. Miller, 26, of Somerset, was stopped speeding in a blue Ford Escort on Hal Rogers Parkway. During the traffic stop Miller was determined to be driving under the influence and marijuana was discovered in the vehicle. Miller was charged with his fourth offense of operating a motor vehicle under the influence, third offense driving on DUI suspended license and numerous other traffic offenses.

In addition Detective Jason Back charged Miller with trafficking marijuana after marijuana and money was found in his possession.

Miller was also charged with persistent felony offender because of a prior felony conviction.

He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Man wanted in Laurel County captured in Texas

One of Laurel County’s most wanted criminals was captured last weekend by the United States Border Patrol in El Paso, Texas at the border of the U.S. and Mexico, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Stacy O. Savage was wanted in Laurel County for probation violation and investigation into sex crimes. According to the sheriff’s department, he will be returned to Laurel County to face charges.

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