CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report
London woman charged with escape
According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root a London woman removed the home incarceration bracelet she had been sentenced to wear after being convicted of a drug charge.
Davan Smith, 34, of Somerset Road in London, was serving a sentence of 365 days house arrest resulting from a conviction for second-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense when she removed the device.
After a Laurel County warrant was issued, Detective Jason Back and Deputy Greg Turner arrested Smith on Happy Hollow Road, three miles east of London, Wednesday, Feb. 27. She was charged with second-degree escape and jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Three arrested after failed attempt to evade road block
The Laurel County Sheriff’s Department reports Deputy James Sizemore arrested two men and one woman on drug and other charges after the trio attempted to bypass a traffic stop Monday.
After locating and stopping the vehicle, Sizemore discovered the driver, Michael S. McCormick, 29, of Corbin, had no operator’s license and was in possession of a syringe and a soda can with a blue residue. He was arrested and charged with second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, and operating a vehicle with no license.
One of the vehicle’s passengers, Michael A. Nakonechny, 31, of London, was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence. A second passenger, Amber L. Davis, 21, of Corbin, was arrested on an outstanding Whitley County bench warrant for a prior traffic violation. All three were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Deputies Shane Rice and Gilbert Acciardo assisted Sizemore at the scene.
Meth lab found in cemetery
Deputy Milton Storm responded to a report of a meth lab being thrown from a car into New Salem Cemetery near the intersection of Hwy. 472 and Hwy. 687 on Sunday, the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department reports.
A one-step meth lab was discovered in the cemetery, and subsequently dismantled by Deputy James Sizemore, Detective Billy Madden, and Detective Brad Mitchell. The investigation of the incident is ongoing.