Times-Tribune Staff Report
An East Bernstadt man was jailed Wednesday after he was found to be driving a tractor while under the influence.
Kyle M. Robinson, 27, now faces charges of his first offense of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence, his second offense of having prescription controlled substance not in their original container and tampering with evidence.
According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, Deputy Robbie Grimes and Constable Tim May were dispatched to investigate a complaint of a man driving a tractor with a bush hog while under the influence.
When they arrived on Campground School Road south of London, they found the suspect on the tractor and bush hog.
Root said they arrested the suspect, Robinson, after conducting a traffic stop and determining he was driving under the influence.
Root said after Robinson was arrested, law enforcement found a metal container with several suspected Adipex pills.
Adipex is an appetite suppressant.
While taking the suspect to the Laurel County Correctional Center in London, Root said Grimes observed the subject throw a pill bottle out the window of the cruiser.
Grimes stopped, according to Root, and retrieved the pill bottle, which contained a large amount of suspected generic Xanax.
Robinson allegedly told Grimes the pills were his.
Two persons arrested with stolen property
Laurel County Sheriff John Root said Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter investigated a complaint that a person was having their driveway sealed by two male subjects.
Root said the complainant allegedly noticed there was a weed trimmer and a leaf blower in the back of their truck, which reportedly had been stolen from his residence several days earlier.
When Poynter arrived Wednesday afternoon on West Laurel Road, he conducted an investigation.
Root said after the property owner positively identified the items as stolen, two men were arrested.
Dustin J, Bewley and Michael Tkachik, both 19 and from London, both face charges of receiving stolen property under $500. Root said Tkachik also had an outstanding bench warrant from Laurel District Court for failure to appear.
Both suspects were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Knox County Sheriff’s Department makes arrests
Several people were arrested by the Knox County Sheriff’s Department.
Those suspects and their charges include:
— Lee Jackson, 51, of Flat Lick, was arrested Monday and faces charges of third-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief.
— Jaime Harris, 35, of Flat Lick, was arrested Sunday and faces charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition of a firearm.
— Kenneth Simpson, 48, of Barbourville, was arrested Saturday and faces charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and failure to produce an insurance card.
—Darrell Lawson, 39, of Girdler, was arrested Saturday and was charged with fourth-degree assault through domestic violence.
— Jim Mills, 67, of Barbourville, was arrested May 2 and charged with third-degree possession of a controlled substance and his first offense of prescription controlled substances not in their original container, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia.
— Billie Mitchell, 25, of Corbin, was arrested May 3 on a bench warrant.
— Lorretta Smith, 40, of Flat Lick, was arrested May 2 for driving on a DUI-suspended license, failure to maintain insurance, no registration receipt and a bench warrant.
— Sallie Brown, 23, of Dewitt, was arrested May 2 for alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and fourth-degree assault.
— Robert Couch, 31, of Girdler, was arrested May 2 and faces charges of second-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, and prescription controlled substances not in their original container.
— Shawn Witt, 33, of Corbin, was arrested May 2 for fraudulent use of a credit card and theft by unlawful taking or disposition through shoplifting.
— Daryl Mills, 38, of Scalf, was arrested May 2 and faces charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, second offense, driving on a DUI-suspended license, failure of non-owner operator to maintain insurance, and no registration plate.
— Amanda Smith, 27, of Girdler, was arrested May 2 and faces charges of first-degree possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, and first-degree prescription controlled substance not in the original container.
Man arrested for DUI after driving through neighbor’s yard
Laurel County Sheriff John Root said deputies James Sizemore and Gilbert Acciardo were dispatched to a complaint of a man driving his vehicle through his neighbor’s yard while under the influence.
Root said the man was creating a disturbance. When deputies arrived they located the male suspect out of his vehicle, and conducted an investigation.
The deputies determined the man was intoxicated on alcoholic beverages.
Deputies arrested Junior Jones, 49, of Edward Caldwell Road, London. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center and faces one charge of alcohol intoxication in a public place, first offense.