CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report
Couple arrested for assaulting each other
A Laurel County couple was arrested Sunday for assaulting one another, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Michael W. Gilliam, 42, and Kimberly A. Gilliam, 39, both of London, were arrested after Deputy Daniel Grigsby along with Deputy Larry Parrott responded about 2:30 p.m. to a domestic violence complaint. Once they arrived at the home, both Gilliams said they had been assaulted and injured.
Root said a primary aggressor couldn’t be identified. An 11-year-old was reportedly present during the incident.
Both Gilliams were arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault. Also, Kimberly Gilliam was charged on an outstanding Laurel County warrant for harassing communications. Both were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Man shot by girlfriend released from hospital
A man shot in the leg by his girlfriend has been released from the hospital, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root and a hospital official.
The shooting happened about 9:30 a.m. Saturday along White Oak Road. After Deputy Josh Scott, along with Sgt. Josh Gaylor and Deputy Shane Rice, were dispatched to a reported shooting they found the victim who had reportedly been shot with a 9 mm pistol.
The shooting allegedly occurred while the couple argued. At one point, Root said the man told his girlfriend, Sharon Johnson, to shoot him, which she did.
Johnson, 49, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and public intoxication (controlled substance).
Root said Johnson appeared to be intoxicated and tried to disrupt the investigation. She also interfered with EMS responders while they were in the home.
Johnson was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
The victim was airlifted by PHI helicopter to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment. A hospital official said he has since been released.
Assisting at the scene were Kentucky State Police Trooper Jason VanHook and Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County.
Shoplifter arrested at Walmart
A Corbin woman was arrested Saturday for shoplifting at the Walmart located in southern Laurel County, according to Sheriff John Root.
Emma L. Mills, 25, was arrested after Deputy Daniel Grigsby along with Deputy Larry Parrott were dispatched about 5:15 p.m. to a shoplifting complaint. When they arrived, they found Mills had been detained by loss prevention. Deputies were told she was suspected of having stolen items from the store on previous occasions, as well.
Mills was arrested and charged with shoplifting, third-degree criminal trespass and public intoxication (controlled substances). She was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Lily woman arrested for trespassing
A Lily woman was arrested Friday after deputies were told she refused to leave a property after she was asked to leave by the owner, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Tammy Cole, 54, was arrested about 3:30 p.m. after Deputy Shane Rice along with Deputy Kevin Berry were sent to the property along Rose Lane.
Following a brief scuffle with deputies, Cole was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal trespassing and resisting arrest. She was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.