Fight Complaint Leads To Drug Arrests In Whitley County

The Whitley County Sheriff's Office says a complaint about a fight led them to a drug bust. Deputies were called out to a home on Hwy 92 where two men were reportedly fighting. While officers were investigating a man, later identified as 35 year old Kenneth Branham, gave them a fake name. When his real name was determined, they discovered he was wanted for violating his parole. After searching Branham, deputies say they found meth, scales and empty bags. Deputies say another man, 34 year old James Storer, acted suspiciously and during a search found a small bag containing what they believe to be meth where he was sitting. Branham was arrested for his warrant and was also charged with trafficking, giving an officer a false name, possession of drug paraphernalia and others. Storer was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. Both were lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.

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Sheriff Root Announces Another Upcoming Town Hall Meeting

Laurel County Sheriff John Root has announced the department is hosting another Town Hall Meeting at the West Knox Volunteer Fire Department building located 10 miles south of London on U.S. 25 Monday night, October 16, at  6 P.M. Food and soft drinks will be provided by the West Knox Fire Department. Sheriff John Root, Major Rodney VanZant, Capt. Chuck Johnson, Lt. Greg Poynter, Public Affairs Officer Gilbert Acciardo and other deputies will be there along with many elected officials. The meeting is an opportunity for citizens to meet the sheriff and other county officials and ask questions.

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Laurel County Police Recover Stolen Trailer And Make Arrest With The Help Of Citizen's Tips

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies made an arrest in the case of a stolen trailer. The trailer was reported stolen from a car lot in southern Laurel County off US 25 in the early morning hours Monday. Surveillance photos from the car lot was posted on the Sheriff's Office Facebook page. After getting numerous tips officers pulled over a truck pulling a trailer on I-75 and found the trailer was the one reported stolen. The driver, Carl J. Smith, reportedly admitted to stealing the trailer and was charged with theft. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center. Sheriff Root thanked the public for their assistance in the case. He said the arrest and recovery of the stolen trailer was a great cooperative effort between the business, area citizens, and the Sheriff's office.

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Laurel County Police Arrest 19 Year Old For DUI

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says a 19-year-old was charged with driving under the influence. Deputies pulled Jace Saylor over for an equipment violation south of London. During the stop officers say they smelled alcohol on him. Saylor was charged with DUI and lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Clay County Man Arrested After Allegedly Attacking Another Man With A Metal Bar

The Manchester Police Department says a man has been arrested and faces several charges after he attacked a man with a metal bar and stole from him. In a warrant officers said 29 year old Bobby Couch hit Charles Bekemeier in the head and face with a metal bar, causing serious injuries. Couch then allegedly took Bekemeier's watch, wallet and cell phone. Police said Couch then used the stolen phone to call Bekemeier's mother and threatened to kill both Bekemeier and his mother. Couch was charged with assault, robbery and terroristic threatening. He was lodged in the Clay County Detention Center.

Bobby Couch

London PD Encouraging Citizens To Use Their Free MedRX Units And Also Take Advantage Of Upcoming Drug Take-Back Event

The London Police Department is encouraging anyone with unwanted or unused prescription medications to drop them off safely using their MedRx Units. Public Information Officer Magen Zawko says it's as easy as dropping mail off. The units help the community to not only curb prescription pill abuse, reduce the dangers of burglary, but also keeps pills out of the reach of children and out of the water supply. The department's lobby is open 24/7 with 24/7 surveillance. They also will join with the DEA, KY-ASAP, Laurel County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police for a special Drug Take-Back Event Saturday, October 28th. The event will be held at the Laurel County Health Department on Whitley Street in London from 10am to 2pm.

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Man Arrested After Police Were Called Out To Reported Fight

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies were dispatched on a report of a fight off Ky 552, approximately 8 miles south of London. When officers pulled up 21 year old Joseph Roark was outside and took off running onto some railroad tracks there trying to escape. Following a brief foot chace deputies caught him and took him into custody. Police determined he was under the influnce and charged him with alcohol intoxication in a public place and fleeing or evading police. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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East Bernstadt Man Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting His Mother

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out to a home off Ky 490 where a man was allegedly hitting his mother and the homeowner. Officers found 26 year old Darrel Holt there and during the investigation determined he had allegedly struck his mother four times and threatened to kill her in her sleep. The homeowner was also allegedy hit. Holt was charged with two counts of assault. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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Pulaski County Man Arrested After Allegedly Burning Dog Alive

The Kentucky State Police say troopers arrested 40 year old James Calhoun after they received a complaint that he was burning a dog alive in his back yard. Officers responded to a home on Meadow View Drive in the Science Hill community where they found a dead dog that had been burned. As police approached the house, Calhoun came outside holding a handgun. After several commands from troopers, Calhoun dropped the gun and was arrested without further incident. Calhoun is charged with animal torture, wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence, among others. He was lodged the Pulaski County Detention Center.

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Trooper Offers To Pay For Man's Meal Instead Of Arresting Him For Theft In Clay County

A man in Clay County was offered help from a Kentucky State Police trooper, even though he could have been charged. The story was detailed in a post on the Thersey's Restaurant Facebook page. According to the post, officials at a local grocery store called police Saturday to report a theft. A trooper responded to the call and discovered a man stole a pack of hot dogs. The man said he did it because he was hungry, so the trooper decided to let him go and told the man he would pay for a meal at Thersey's Restaurant. The restaurant ended up letting the man eat for free. At last count, the post was shared more than 800 times on Facebook.

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