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October 3, 2012

Police Roundup - Oct. 3, 2012

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

Fugitive arrested along I-75 in W’burg

A Georgia fugitive was arrested early Tuesday morning after a traffic stop along I-75 near the 13 mile marker, according to Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird.

Kevin S. Dacus, 28, of Hale, Mich., was a passenger in a 1995 Chevy passenger car stopped about 4:30 a.m. by Officer Brandon White after he saw the driver make an unsafe lane change.

During the stop, Bird said the passenger gave a false name to White. Upon further investigation, White determined Dacus was wanted by the Georgia State Probation and Parole Division for the sale of methamphetamine.

Dacus was arrested and charged with being a fugitive from another state. He was jailed in the Whitley County Detention Center and is awaiting extradition to Georgia.

White was assisted by Capt. Eddie Cain.

Kidnapping report leads to arrests

A reported kidnapping Sunday led police on a search that ended with the arrests of three people, including the alleged kidnapping victim, according to London Police Chief Stewart Walker.

The kidnapping was reported to London-Laurel County 911 Dispatch about 10:30 p.m. The caller said Amanda Colwell, of East Bernstadt, had been kidnapped while attending the World Chicken Festival. The caller reported having received a call about 10 p.m. during which it was said, “They had Colwell and they wanted money.”

Walker, Detective Joe Smith, Sgt. Daniel Robinson and Officer William Goins

began to investigate and, just after midnight, officers found Colwell safe at the East Bernstadt home of Shelby D. Mullins. Officers also found narcotics in the home.

Arrested were Shasta Couch, 32, of London, who was charged with a warrant for second-degree forgery and theft by unlawful taking; Colwell, 26, who was charged with a warrant for second-degree forgery; and Mullins, who was charged with first- and third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence.

The original report of a kidnapping could not be substantiated, but the investigation is ongoing by the London City Police Department.

The London Police Department was assisted by Kentucky State Police Sgt. Steve Walker.  

Reported fight leads to meth arrests

Two East Bernstadt men were arrested Sunday after deputies responded to a report of a fight and learned the dispute occurred when the victim complained about the two men manufacturing methamphetamine, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Jeffrey T. McGhee, 48, and Tab K. McGhee, 37, were arrested about 10 p.m. after an active one-step meth lab was found near a home located about one mile north of London on U.S. 25.

Jeffrey T. McGhee was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and first-degree assault.

Tab K. McGhee was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and fourth-degree assault.

Both men were jailed in the Laurel County Corrections Center.

Deputies assisting at the scene were Greg Turner, Steve Hoskins, Kirk Mays, Josh Scott and James Sizemore.

Detective Jason Back continues the investigation.

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