CORBIN — Times Tribune Staff Report
London couple injured in storm-related crash
A London couple was transported to the hospital after a tree fell on their car on Rachael Road, 11 miles south of London on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department. Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Larry Parrott is investigating a single vehicle traffic crash, which happened around 3:54 p.m., on Tuesday. According to the sheriff’s report, the crash occurred when a strong storm that was passing through the area and brought a large tree down onto the roadway. Butler A. Sizemore, 81, of London, was driving a Toyota Prius when he saw a very large tree falling down in front of his path of travel during a storm with bad winds. The driver stopped and began backing up, however, the tree still fell onto his vehicle. The driver was able to get out of the vehicle, however the passenger, Norma Sizemore, 79, had to be extricated by the Jaws Of Life by London-Laurel County Rescue Squad and the Keavy Volunteer Fire Department, according to the sheriff’s report. Both the driver and passenger were transported to St. Joseph Hospital of London by Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County with possible injuries. Butler Sizemore was discharged from St. Joseph London hospital, while his wife was transported to UK Medical Center where she is currently listed in stable condition.
Crash leads to DUI arrest
A London man was arrested for driving under the influence after crashing his car on Adams Road early Tuesday morning. According to a Laurel County Sheriff’s report, Laurel Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Berry, along with Sgt. Brett Reeves responded to a traffic crash on Adams Road, 13 miles south of London early Tuesday morning around 5:10 a.m. After arriving at the crash site, deputies determined that a silver Chrysler Sebring had ran into a ditch on Adams Road. There were no injuries. Further investigation revealed that the driver, Michael S. Taylor, 26, of London, was under the influence. Taylor was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, possession of open alcoholic beverage container, no operator’s license, and no seat belt. He was transported to the Laurel County Correctional Center. A juvenile passenger was also charged with alcohol intoxication, according to the arrest report.
Corbin man arrested for unlawful act with a minor
A Corbin man was arrested on Monday and charged with unlawful transaction with a minor for having inappropriate contact with two juveniles, according to the Corbin Police Department’s Public Affairs Officer Rob Jones.
Christopher D. Wyatt, 27, of Corbin, was arrested by the Corbin Police Department after officers received complaints of Wyatt having inappropriate contact with two female juvenile’s age’s 13 and 14. Through investigation, officers discovered that Wyatt had touched the 13-year-old female juvenile in an inappropriate manner. A search warrant was executed Wyatt’s residence on Fifth street and officers seized a lap top computer and an iphone with inappropriate pictures of the two-juvenile females. Wyatt was arrested without incident and transported to the Whitley County Detection Center. Sgt. Glenn Taylor is continuing the investigation. Captain Coy Wilson and Detective Rusty Hedrick assisted with the investigation.
Traffic stop leads to DUI arrest
A Texan was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after being stopped for weaving across the yellow line on West Cumberland Gap Parkway, according to a Laurel County Sheriff’s report. Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Berry, along with Sgt. Brett Reeves arrested Shelley R. Davis, 46 of Rockport, Texas, following a traffic stop 13 miles south of London early Tuesday morning around 2:24 a.m. Davis was arrested after an investigation and was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence and was transported to the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Three arrested on multiple charges
Three Corbin individuals were arrested on Monday after a complaint was called in about drug use in a local apartment parking lot, according to a Corbin Police Department arrest report. When officers arrived at Oak Place Apartments, they found Paul Frosch, 27, Emily Gillespie, 25, Robert Tucker, 45 and a 15-month-old child parked in a vehicle that had a strong burning marijuana smell emitting from inside, according to the arrest report. A marijuana cigarette was located on Tucker’s person. All three were arrested without incident and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, possession of marijuana, public intoxication and third-degree criminal trespass. Social services was called and the child was placed with a family member. Patrolman Mike Bisschop is continuing the investigation. Captain Coy Wilson assisted with the investigation.