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October 15, 2012

Police Roundup - Oct. 15, 2012

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

Corbin police find active meth lab in car, two arrested

Two Corbin residents were arrested Sunday after police found a functional methamphetamine lab in their car, according to Corbin Police Public Affairs Officer Major Rob Jones.

Barry Welborn, 31, and Lori Welborn, 32, were arrested after police were called about them arguing while in the McDonalds drive-thru in south Corbin. A second call to police reported that the fight had become physical and that the man was hitting and choking the woman.

Police stopped the car under the I-75 overpass. They found the active meth lab as well as about three grams of the finished drug.

Both the Welborns were jailed in the Whitley County Detention Center. They are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

Kentucky State Police (DESI East Division) responded and dismantled the lab. Assisting officers were Jones and Detective Rusty Hedrick.

K-9 Officer Steve Meadors continues the investigation.

Police: London man slapped, choked girlfriend

A London man was arrested Friday after he reportedly slapped and choked his girlfriend, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Richard J. Elkins II, 38, was outside his mother’s home fighting with his girlfriend about 8 p.m. Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter was dispatched to the home and, once there, was told by the girlfriend that Elkins had been drinking and taking illegal substances. The woman had red marks on her throat and face, Root said.

Elkins was charged with fourth-degree assault (Domestic Violence). He was also charged with failure to appear in Laurel District Court and failure to appear on a  Boone County warrant. He was jailed in the Laurel County Corrections Center.

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