Times-Tribune Staff Report
Domestic violence complaint leads to arrest
Laurel County Sheriff John Root said Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Hoskins was dispatched to a domestic violence complaint on Sally’s Branch Road, just east of London Sunday.
Hoskins, assisted by Kentucky State Trooper Lloyd Cochrane, arrived at the scene and contacted the victim.
They were told that she and her ex-husband had gotten into an argument, and that he had thrown an object at her, striking her in the face.
Hoskins arrested Lonnie Collins, 25, of London. He now faces charges of fourth-degree assault by domestic violence. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Corbin woman faces DUI charge
A Corbin woman was arrested for driving under the influence Friday in Laurel County.
Kealyn M. Napier, 44, was arrested just after 10 p.m. by Laurel County Deputy Brett Reeves, according to Sheriff John Root.
Root said Napier was observed driving a blue Ford Ranger on the wrong side of Lily School Road.
Napier was found to be under the influence after an investigation. She was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence. Reeves was assisted in this investigation by Knox County Deputy Brian Hensley.
Man arrested in Judicial Center on warrant
Laurel County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Back arrested Mercedes S. Dean, 31, of Lily, on Broad Street in London Friday.
Dean was charged on a Laurel indictment bench warrant with first-degree criminal abuse involving a child under age 12.
She is also charged with second-degree assault, according to jail records. She remains in the Laurel County Correctional Center under a $10,000 cash bond.
Bailiffs arrest man for failure to appear
Bailiffs Kenton Scharf and Andrew Lawson arrested Jerry D. Vaughn, 35, of London at the Laurel County Judicial Center in London Thursday.
He was charged on a Laurel District Court bench warrant with failure to appear in court in reference to a violation of a Kentucky emergency protective order/domestic violence order (EPO/DVO). He was jailed at the Laurel County Correctional Center.
London man arrested on two bench warrants
A London man remains jailed after his arrest Feb. 20. Laurel County Sheriff John Root said deputies James Sizemore and Shane Rice arrested 39-year-old James R. Marcum on East Laurel Road. He was charged with two bench warrants for failure to appear in court, and warrant execution.
Marcum remains jailed at the Laurel County Correctional Center under a pending $10,000 cash bond, and two other cash bonds totaling $1,188. He is scheduled to appear in court April 9.
Deputy arrests man in Corbin
Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Shane Rice arrested Stephen Curtis Little, 52, of Corbin Thursday, charging him on execution of a warrant.
Whitley County Sheriff’s Dept. warns of scam
The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department has received numerous complaints of phone calls determined to be scams, according to Sheriff Colan Harrell.
He explained that in each case, a person received a phone call indicating he/she owed money for an outstanding speeding ticket.
Harrell said that other times, the scammer claims the person owes money on a loan which may not have been applied for.
That scammer often threatens that if payment for the outstanding traffic citation or loan payment is not paid off, an arrest warrant for the person will be issued.
Harrell wants the public to know fines for traffic citations are not collected by a third party. In Kentucky, fines must be paid to the district or city clerk of the county or city where the citation was received.
If money is owed on a loan, Harrell explained the company through which the loan was made would file a civil action against the debtor, after which a civil summons would be served.
Harrell said if residents receive any type of call they feel is questionable, ask for a callback number and do not give out any type of personal information, especially your Social Security number or credit/debit card and bank account numbers.
Harrell added the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department stresses that citizens should not give out any personal information by phone, especially if the call is unsolicited.