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October 30, 2013

Police Roundup - Oct. 30, 2013

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

London man arrested for rape of 11-year-old girl

A London man was arrested Sunday for the possible rape of an 11-year-old girl, according to London Police Chief Stewart Walker.

Police responded to a complaint by the girl’s mother that Jose L. Morales, 18, was having sex with her daughter.

Agent Frank Keyton was contacted by investigating offers with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to assist with the investigation, and he translated for London officers on the scene.

Stewart said Morales’ mother, Maria Martinez-Leon, was uncooperative with officials and told multiple stories concerning the whereabouts of her son. Martinez-Leon said her son was in Tennessee, Florida, and finally Richmond. Upon investigation, it was revealed that Martinez-Leon learned her son was having sex with the child a week before it was reported to the police. It is believed that the abuse had been ongoing since May. Morales was not at his home when officers arrived, but later returned and was arrested.

Morales was arrested and charged with 1st-degree sexual abuse of a minor under 12 years of age.

Martinez-Leon was arrested and charged with 1st-degree hindering apprehension.

Both Morales and Martinez-Leon were jailed in Laurel County Correctional Center.

London Police Detective Stacy Anderkin, Eric Stallard,  and Sgt. Daniel Robinson are also involved in the case.

The investigation continues.

Shoplifter arrested at Corbin Walmart

A Corbin woman wanted in two counties is wanted no more, after her arrest Monday night on shoplifting charges.

April R. Chadwell, 34, of South Highway 1223 in Corbin was charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting). She was jailed in the the Laurel County Detention Facility.

The incident occurred around 8:28 p.m. at the Corbin Walmart, located in southern Laurel County.

An investigation co-conducted by the store’s loss prevention team, along with Laurel Sheriff’s Deputy Larry Parrott and Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter, determined that Chadwell allegedly had a receipt from a prior visit, intended to shoplift the same item, then return the item to the service desk for cash back.

Chadwell was a wanted person, and was also charged on two warrants in Knox County, as well as one from Laurel County.

Laurel man jailed after domestic dispute

A report of a possible domestic violence complaint lands a Laurel County man in jail Monday night, charged with assault.

Roger W. Miller, 67, of London was charged with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), and was jailed in the Laurel County Detention Facility.

The incident happened around 9:30 p.m.

Sheriff John Root reported Deputy Daniel Grigsby and Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter were sent by Laurel 911 dispatch to Wizard Lane, three miles south of London. They answered a complaint of possible domestic violence to a woman, who thought her husband had broken her arm.

When they arrived, deputies conducted an investigation and learned the victim’s husband had allegedly pulled her hair, as well as hit her and grabbed her arms.

Deputies found injuries on her arms, and arrested Mr. Miller, her husband.

London-Laurel County EMS and Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County assisted at the scene.

Laurel Man arrested for domestic violence

A London man was arrested Sunday following a domestic violence complaint that alleged he was assaulting his mother while armed with a knife, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Ronald M. Jervis, 41, was arrested Sunday morning after the domestic violence call was received. Deputy Kevin Berry was dispatched along with deputies John Inman and Deputy Josh Scott, responded to the call. Jervis was found standing on the side of the road, and determined he was under the influence.

Jarvis struggled with deputies during his arrest. He was charged with public intoxication--controlled substances, 2nd-degree disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Investigation into the domestic violence complaint continues.

Knox graffiti includes racial slurs

Happy Lane found itself covered in rude and vulgar graffiti Sunday, according to Knox County Sheriff John Pickard.

There were 10 reports of criminal mischief involving homes, vehicles, road signs, roadways, and one business. Officers found human genitalia sprayed on several buildings and the highway, as well as a racial slur painted on several trailers. Each trailer bore an individual letter that spelled out the slur.

According to Pickard, deputies had several other reports from the same location about criminal mischief in which tires had been punctured.

The Sheriff’s Office has combed the area and found several leads. Pickard requests anyone with information on the vandalisms call 546-3181.

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