Times-Tribune Staff Report
The Laurel County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the man who attempted to burglarize a convenience store Sunday, according to Sheriff John Root.
The attempted burglary happened about midnight after the man cut a hole in the roof of Git n Go, located one mile east of London. When the man dropped to the floor, he set off an alarm. He fled through a door with a dead bolt lock on it.
The man is described as being white, 6 feet two inches tall, with a goatee, wearing camouflaged coveralls and a white hoodie.
Anyone with information about this crime or the suspect is asked to call the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office at 606-864-6600 or 606-878-7000. Callers can remain anonymous.
Deputy Billy Madden continues the investigation.
Tip about pregnant girl leads to arrest of mother, boyfriend
An anonymous tip led investigators to a Laurel County home where it was determined a live-in boyfriend had impregnated his girlfriend’s 14-year-old daughter, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
The girl, who is described as mildly mentally handicapped, is seven and a half months pregnant. The girl’s mother told investigators she learned her daughter was pregnant several months ago, but she chose to remain with her boyfriend. The mother planned to pretend to be the birth mother once her grandchild was born.
Detective Stacy Anderkin, along with social service workers, responded to the tip, which was received Friday.
The mother was arrested Tuesday and charged with three counts of first-degree complicity to rape.
The girl was removed from the home and placed with a relative.
On Wednesday, the boyfriend, Franklin Brown, 45, of London, was arrested by Detective Stacy Anderkin and charged with three counts of first-degree rape.
Both the mother and Brown are jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Two arrested on Tom Cat Trail
Two people were arrested Tuesday after a complaint was made about a truck with a flat tire being driven erratically on Tom Cat Trail, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
When Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter responded about 2:32 p.m., he found the truck, which had been driven more than four miles on its rim. The flat tire is believed to have caused the driver to cross into the oncoming traffic lane several times, Root said.
Poynter determined the driver, Tommy Smith, 45, of London, was driving on a DUI suspended license. Smith also had no insurance on the vehicle and the license plate had expired in 2011. He was charged with numerous equipment violations and had an outstanding warrant of arrest. He was also charged with prescription controlled substances not in a proper container after he was found to have a small bag of Xanax pills.
Also arrested was the passenger, Angela R. Messer, 35, of London, after Poynter found she had been snorting pills earlier that day. Messer was charged with public intoxication-controlled substances.
Both were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Times-Tribune Staff Report
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