, Corbin, KY

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August 23, 2012

Police Roundup - Aug. 23, 2012

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

East Bernstadt man faces multiple charges

An East Bernstadt man was arrested on multiple charges Tuesday morning after he attempted to break into a home on Keavy Road, according Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Laurel Sheriff’s Deputy James Sizemore, and deputy William Bo Harris were dispatched to a complaint  that  a male subject was trying to break in on a female on Keavy Road, 8 miles south of London, on Tuesday morning at 8:32 a.m., according to a sheriff’s department press release. When deputies arrived at the scene just minutes later, they located Danny Tincher, 34 of, East Bernstadt, sitting on the side of the road at  Mill Creek Road. As deputies approached the suspect, he reacted in a threatening stance, jumping up, armed with an object  in his hand, and screaming that it was a bomb, the press release said. Deputies scuffled with the suspect and as they did, Sizemore was struck in the arm with the object the suspect had in his hand, which was later determined to be an ink pen. Sizemore’s arm was injured. The outside mirror of Sizemore’s patrol car was broken off as well, according to the sheriff’s report.

Tincher was charged with third-degree assault, resisting arrest, public intoxication, menacing, and seccond-degree criminal mischief. He was transported to the Laurel County Detention Facility.

Assisting on the investigation was Sheriff John Root, Chief Deputy Eddy Sizemore, Lieutenant Rodney Van Zant, Detective Billy Madden, Detective Daryl  Zanet, and Detective Sgt. Tommy Johnston.

Two arrested on drug charges in Williamsburg

Williamsburg Police Officers received a call about an attempt to locate a possible stolen vehicle out of Corbin on Tuesday, which led to the arrest of two individuals on drug charges, according to Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird.

The vehicle was observed in the Walmart parking lot by Williamsburg Officer Brandon White who observed a male and female approaching the vehicle. When White made contact with the pair, he noted that the female appeared to be under the influence of controlled substances, according to the police report.

After obtaining consent to search the vehicle, White located 50 Oxycontin tablets, several food stamp cards in other peoples names and notes relating to drug transactions, according to Bird.

Judith A. Meadors, of Williamsburg, was charged first-degree trafficking of a controlled substance and public intoxication. Billy M. Davis Jr., of Florence, was charged with theft by unlawful taking on a warrant from Boone County. Both were transported to the Whitley County Detention Center. The vehicle was not stolen and returned to the owner, according to the police report.

Speeding violation leads to drug arrest

The Kentucky State Police London Criminal Interdiction Team conducted a traffic stop on a 2006 Chrysler Sebring for a speeding violation on Interstate 75 at the 45 mile marker, on Monday around 8:25 p.m., according to KSP Public Affairs Officer Don Trosper.

Upon contacting and communicating with the driver the officers could smell the strong odor of Marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Further investigation determined that the operator, Cornelius Blankenship, 20, of Ohio, was under the influence of drugs. Blankenship was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, possession of marijuana and endangering the welfare of a minor, according to Trosper.

Two passengers in the vehicle, Carl Keys, 30 and Ashlea Rawlins, 25, both of Ohio, were also arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Discovered and seized during the traffic stop were 13 Methadone pills, 10 grams of marijuana and $18,780.00 in cash. The cash was turned over to the DEA.

A 3-year-old child passenger in the vehicle was taken into protective custody and turned over to a worker from the Kentucky Cabinet for Families and Children.

All persons arrested were transported the Laurel County Detention center.

The KSP Post 11 Criminal Interdiction team consisted of Laurel County Chief Deputy Eddie Sizemore, KSP Sergeant Lafe Owens, KSP Troopers Adam Childress, Mike King, Ryan Loudermilk and Jason McCowan.

Trooper Childress is continuing the investigation.

Barbourville Police solve rash of  trailer thefts

Barnbourville Police officers identified two individuals responsible for the thefts of several trailers around the city last week, according to Barbourville Police Department Public Affairs Officer Steve Owens.

While conducting an unrelated investigation, Detective Brian Senters obtained information which enabled him to identify two males which had stolen four trailers, as well as the locations all four trailers had been taken, the police report said.

Early last week Sean Messer and Christopher Mills stole trailers from the Knox County Technical School, North Main Street Church and T & L Pawn Shop. The four trailers were taken to three separate locations where Messer and Mills sold or traded them, according to Owens.

All four trailers were recovered.

Messer and Mills were being held in the Knox County Jail on unrelated charges and will be charged with theft by unlawful taking for each of the trailers, according to Owens.

Assisting in the investigation and arrest were Chief Mike Broughton, Sgt. Winston Tye, Det. Brian Senters, Det. Steve Owens, Ptl. Pat Clouse and Ptl.Mike T. Smith.

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