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CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

Keavy man charged with assault

A Keavy man was arrested Wednesday after he reportedly slapped his girlfriend, pushed her down, then chased and threatened her when she fled to a relative’s home, according to Laurel County  Sheriff John Root.

Joshua G. Brummitt, 24, was arrested about 9:13 p.m. after Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter was sent to a home located along Hwy. 1223 South, about 13 miles south of London.

When deputies arrived, Root said Brummitt tried to flee but he was captured by Poynter.

Brummitt is charged with fourth-degree assault. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

London man arrested for trafficking meth

A London man was arrested Thursday after several complaints were made about an individual trafficking methamphetamine, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Larry Helton, 35, was arrested about 1 p.m. along Slate Lick Church Road when he was found to have a plastic bottle that contained meth.

Helton is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Assisting with the arrest was London Police Department officers Brian Lawson and Shannon Morgan.

Man arrested for shoplifting

A man who claimed “drugs made him do it” was arrested Thursday for shoplifting, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Bryan N. Mounts, 30, of London, was arrested about 4:20 p.m. by Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter at a store located along South Stewart Road, 13 miles south of London.

Poynter also determined Mounts was intoxicated.

Mounts is charged with shoplifting and public intoxication — controlled substances.

He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Man arrested for OWI during traffic stop

A London man was arrested Thursday after he was found to be driving under the influence, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Preston L. Jones, 26, was arrested after Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter made a traffic stop about 1:11 p.m.

Jones was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, driving on a DUI suspended license, failure to signal a turn, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle and failure to wear a seat belt. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Assisting on the traffic stop was Deputy James Sizemore and London Police Officer Brian Lawson.

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