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May 6, 2013

Police Roundup - May 6, 2013

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Repor

Meth lab found while warrant served by LCSO

A meth lab was discovered on Stamper Lane Thursday night, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Root said Kentucky Probation and Parole Officer Anthony Kimbell and Officer Matthew Armstrong went to the Stamper Road residence to arrest a suspect on a parole violation.

Once that suspect was arrested, Root said the officers heard a back window in the residence shatter.

Upon investigation the officers discovered a woman attempting to leave the home carrying meth lab components.

That’s when the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department was called in.

Deputies Robbie Grimes and James Sizemore, along with Detective Jason Back, searched the property and located three HCL generators as well as several other meth-making components in the residence.

Deputies arrested Keith Lay, 35, of Stamper Road in London.

He faces several charges, which includes two counts his first offense of unlawful possession of a meth precursor, first offense of cultivating five plants of marijuana, a probation violation for a felony offense, manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense, and first-degree persistent felony offender. He remains jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center. He is listed as having a $25,000 cash bond for the manufacturing meth charge, but otherwise Lay is to remained jailed without bond.

The woman in the home was also arrested. She is 36-year-old Tina M. Asher, of Rough Creek Road, London.

She faces charges of her first offense of manufacturing methamphetamine, and first-degree persistent felony offender. She remains jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center under a $25,000 cash bond.

Keavy man jailed for DUI

A Keavy man faces several charges after leaving his vehicle in a ditch on Level Green Road Thursday morning.

Laurel County Sheriff John Root said Deputy John Inman investigated a complaint of a man walking along that road who may have been intoxicated.

Inman found the man, Justin S. Hamblin, 25, and determined Hamblin was under the influence and arrested him.

Inman charged him with his third offense of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and his third offense of driving on a DUI-suspended license.

But those are not the only charges Hamblin faces.

Root said Inman determined Hamblin had apparently broken into an outbuilding at a nearby residence, allegedly using bolt cutters found in his vehicle to cut the lock off to steal several items.

Inman added a charge of third-degree burglary then.

Hamblin also had four outstanding bench warrants against him from both Laurel and Knox counties.

He remains jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center without bond. Besides the above-listed charges, he also faces charges of theft by unlawful taking, public intoxication under a controlled substance, second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, and other traffic-related charges.

Several arrested on warrants

Several warrants were recently served by officers with the London Police Department, according to Chief Stewart Walker.

James R. Brumley, 22, of Village Street was arrested for failure to appear in Laurel County for a charge of alcohol intoxication.

Cecil Sizemore, 34, of Village Street, was arrested for failure to appear in Laurel County for several traffic violations.

Brittany Boone, 27, of Reams Lane was arrested for failure to appear in Laurel County for a charge of operating of a suspended license and failure to maintain insurance.

Dustin B. Howard, 28, of Reams Lane, was arrested on a Laurel County warrant for  receiving stolen property under $500.

Thomas Ely, 44, of Reams Lane, was arrested for failure to appear in Laurel County for a charge of failure to produce insurance.

Officers serving warrants included Jacob Bormann, Jordan Hopkins, and Sgt. Randy Medlock.

Sex offender arrested

London Police Chief Stewart Walker said his department transported Eddie L. Wombles, 39, of Manchester to the Laurel County Correctional Center in reference to charges filed in Laurel County by Det. Joe Smith.

Walker said Smith filed charges on Wombles for his second or greater offense of failure to comply with the sex offender registration and persistent felony offender.

Wombles was also wanted for failure to appear for an arraignment on April 17. Wombles remains jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center with no bond, according to Walker.

Eddie Wombles is currently listed as a non-compliant sex offender on the Kentucky State Police Sex Offender Registry.  

He also faces charges of his first and second offense of alcohol intoxication in a public place.

Smith continues his investigation.

Shoplifting report leads to arrest

A Cannon woman remains jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center after her arrest Wednesday.

Laurel County Sheriff John Root said Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter arrested Cosandra Lynn Bennett, 27, after receiving a complaint from Laurel 911 Dispatch that the subject was observed shoplifting at a store on South Stewart Road.

When Poynter arrived at the scene, he determined the subject was under the influence as well.

Bennett was arrested and now faces charges of theft by unlawful taking through shoplifting, and public intoxication by a controlled substance. Root said Bennett allegedly advised that she had been shooting Roxicet earlier.

She remains jailed under a $2,500 cash bond.

Bailiffs arrest suspect on warrant

Laurel County Sheriff John Root said bailiffs Andrew Lawson and Kenton Scharf, as well as Court Security Officer Roy Ball, arrested Bryan Wayne Fields, 32, of Roy Black Road, London, Thursday.

Root said Fields was charges on a bench warrant for failure to appear in court on two traffic charges. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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