Times-Tribune Staff Report
A man told his 8-year-old son to watch for cops while he went and assaulted his wife, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Deputies were dispatched to an assault in progress at a gas station near Corbin. When they arrived they learned that Earl Jackson, 37, of Corbin, had allegedly assaulted his wife at the station where she works. Prior to this incident Jackson had allegedly assaulted her at home and she moved out of the residence, Root said.
The victim states she saw Jackson pull into the parking lot and tried to hide in a bathroom. Jackson talked her into coming out of the bathroom to speak with him. That is when Jackson allegedly physically assaulted her and tried to carry her out of the back door of the business. Witnesses said Jackson asked his son to watch for cops before the assault occurred.
Jackson left the scene minutes before deputies arrived but was located near his home by Corbin City Police Department officers.
Deputy Robbie Grimes arrested Jackson and charged him with fourth-degree assault through domestic violence which resulted in injury to the victim. Jackson was also charged with third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
Social services was called to the scene. Assisting Grimes was Deputy Charlie Johnson.
Jackson was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Two arrested for domestic violence
A man and a woman were arrested Sunday after assaulting each other, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Deputies Tyler Morris and Larry Parrott, along with Kentucky State Police Trooper Chris Roberts, responded to a domestic dispute about 14 miles south of London. When officers arrived they found a male and female subject outside a home - both covered in blood.
The female, Beverly Ellis, 46, of Corbin, told officers that the male, Junior Cornett, 67, of Corbin, had been drinking.
Cornet allegedly assaulted Ellis by stabbing her in the leg with a pair of pruning shears, beating her with his fists and holding a knife to her throat while threatening to kill her.
Ellis had a fractured left arm and several lacerations to her face, Root said. Ellis was transported to the hospital by Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County.
Cornett said Ellis had assaulted him and they continued to fight until he called 911. Cornett was also taken to the hospital for treatment of possible injuries.
Cornett was later arrested and charged with second-degree assault for domestic violence, first-degree wanton endangerment and alcohol intoxication.
Ellis was later arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault for domestic violence resulting in minor injuries and alcohol intoxication.
Cornett and Ellis were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Drug investigation leads to arrest
A drug investigation conducted by Detective James Sizemore led to an arrest Monday, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Detective Sizemore and Deputy Brandon Broughton arrested Jerry Barger, 45, of London, around 5:45 p.m.
Barger was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), first offense. Barger was being sought by deputies regarding a recent drug round up of drug traffickers in Laurel County, Root said. Barger allegedly sold meth an individual on two separate occasions.
Barger was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Investigations into illegal drug trafficking will be continued by the Root’s office.
Trespasser arrested for meth
A man caught trespassing ran from deputies Sunday around 8:30 a.m. and left a trail of drug paraphernalia in his tracks, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Deputies Shane Rice and Kevin Berry responded to the trespassing complaint about one mile north of London. When deputies arrived they saw Bruce Hacker, 49, of East Bernstadt, run behind a house.
Deputies apprehended Hacker and found two bags of crystal meth on him. Also located along the path that Hacker fled were two glass pipes containing white residue.
Hacker was charged with third-degree criminal trespassing, second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), first offense, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence.
Hacker was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Man tries to hide pills from deputy
A man approached by deputies tried to discard the pills he was carrying along the side of the road, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
A suspicious man was found walking about eight miles west of London around 2:20 a.m. Sunday and was stopped by Deputy Tyler Morris.
Donnie Johnson, 29, of London, discarded a small baggie of hydrocodone pills in the weeds when Morris approached him, Root said.
Johnson was charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance, first offense, prescription controlled substance not in proper container, first offense and tampering with physical evidence.
Johnson was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
DUI arrest at traffic checkpoint
An intoxicated woman slammed on her brakes before approaching a traffic safety checkpoint, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Ashley Miller, 24, of Williamsburg, was arrested Sunday around 3 a.m. when deputies approached her vehicle at the checkpoint and smelled alcohol. Miller was determined to be under the influence and in possession of an open alcoholic beverage.
Miller was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle. Her passenger, Garrett Elmore, 24, of Williamsburg, was also determined to be under the influence.
Elmore was charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place.
Miller and Elmore were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Woman caught stealing from Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart’s loss prevention team caught a woman trying to leave the store with items she didn’t pay for, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Deputies were called to the Corbin Walmart Saturday around 4:30 p.m. After an investigation, Deputy Larry Parrott arrested Jessica Sizemore, 45, of East Bernstadt, for shoplifting.
Sizemore allegedly concealed body lotion, sunblock, ear jewelry, a watch, a T-shirt and various other items in her purse.
Sizemore was charged with theft by unlawful taking and jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Deputies struggle with man during arrest
An intoxicated man fought with deputies trying to arrest him Sunday, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Deputies Larry Parrott and Tyler Morris responded to a complaint of a man and woman fighting in the front yard of their home around 7 p.m. When deputies arrived, James Nicholson, 46, of London, tried to run. Deputies caught Nicholson when he fought and attempted to kick Parrott several times.
Nicholson continued to act belligerent while being transported to jail, Root said.
Nicholson was charged with fourth-degree assault resulting in minor injury, resisting arrest, second-degree disorderly conduct, public intoxication and a warrant charging third-degree terroristic threatening.
Nicholson was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Woman with a gun arrested
Deputies arrested a woman Sunday after she fired a handgun into the floor where a male victim was standing, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Latosha Batchelor, 33, of London, was arrested by Deputy Larry Parrott around 8:15 p.m.
When Parrott arrived he found Batchelor in the front yard and noted an alcoholic smell on her. Parrott conducted an investigation and learned that Batchelor allegedly fired a bullet into the garage floor near a male victim. Before Parrott arrived, Batchelor hid the gun in the bathroom under a towel, Root said.
Batchelor was charged with second-degree wanton endangerment, alcohol intoxication and second-degree disorderly conduct. Batchelor became angry when arrested and cursed Parrott while banging her head on his police car, Root said.
Batchelor was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Intoxicated man arrested
A man with warrants was arrested when deputies saw him staggering down Dixie Street in London, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Deputy Mikey Ashurst arrested Fredrick Scott, 33, of Keavy around 3:10 a.m. Monday. Scott was determined to be under the influence and was arrested.
Scott was charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place and on two outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court.
Scott was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Man chokes wife during argument
A man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly assaulted his wife during an argument, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Deputy Mikey Ashurst arrested Ronald Henson, 41, of London, around 12:50 a.m. after being dispatched to a domestic dispute. Henson allegedly struck his wife in the face with his fist and choked her.
Henson was charged with fourth-degree assault for domestic violence and jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.