Teen Arrested For Vehicle Theft In Knox County

Police have made an arrest in a stolen vehicle case in Knox County. The vehicle was reported stolen from EZ Pawn in Bimble October 31. The theft was caught on video. Investigators say 19 year old Jonathan Bargo broke into two vehicles on EZ Pawn's property. Bargo damaged the ignition and steering column in one of the vehicles, and then stole the second. The stolen vehicle was recovered several days later with parts missing. Bargo confessed to officers and told them he would pay for all damages he is accused of. Two of Bargo's family members tried to help officials locate some of the missing vehicle parts. Bargo was arrested November 7 and charged with auto theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief.

Johnathan Bargo

Former Rockcastle County Attorney Employee Accused Of Stealing

A woman who used to work for the Rockcastle County Attorney’s Office is accused of stealing money from people paying fines. Patty Kirby faces three charges, including a felony count of abuse of public trust. According to Kentucky State Police, Kirby would pocket the cash people gave her to pay fines and then change court documents to hide her actions. Investigators said the scam went on for more than six months. Kirby has been fired from her job with the county attorney.

Patty Kirby

Laurel County Police Asking For Help Finding Robbery Suspect

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies are searching for a man who they say robbed the Dollar General on Highway 363. Investigators say a man came into the store around 1:46 Monday afternoon and was seen shoplifting. When one of the employees approached the man, he allegedly shoved the employee down and ran out of the store. Deputies say the man got into a beige 1993 Buick driven by a woman and left the scene. Anyone with information is asked to call the Laurel County Sheriff's office at 606-864-6600.

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London Police Looking For Car Wash Vandal

The London Police Department is asking for help finding a man they say damaged the vacuum machines at Logan's Car Wash on West Laurel Road beyond repair. Security footage captured images of the man and the car he was driving. It happened around 3 a.m. on Monday, November 6th. The total damage is estimated at $3,800. Anyone with information is urged to call the London Police Department at 606-878-7004. You can also post on their Facebook page, or submit an anonymous tip online.

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Nine-Year-Old Child's 911 Call Leads To Parents' Arrests In Whitley County

The Whitley County Sheriff's Office says a nine-year-old child called 911 after being left alone. The child told police that the mother had been gone over a day, and the father had left with another child. Social services was called to keep the child safe. After investigations, officials located the mother, Rhonda Flood, at a Laurel County motel. She was not arrested at that time. Flood returned home, only to be arrested after a disturbance complaint at the home. She was arrested and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and menacing. The next day, officials stopped a vehicle for a seatbelt violation. The driver was the child's father, Courtney Flood. Deputies determined Courtney was driving on a suspended license. After searching the vehicle, officials also found a digital weighing scale and crystal "ice" methamphetamine. Courtney was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug parapernalia, no seatbelt and driving on a suspended license. Both Courtney and Rhonda were lodged in Whitley County Detention Center.

Courtney Flood

London Police Arrest Man With Heroin

The London Police Department says officers were called out to the Dog Patch Trading Center parking lot where two people were reportedly under the influence of drugs. Officers were told the suspects were in a black vehicle, which they tracked down to a BP gas station. Jon R. Sons, Jr., was sitting in the passenger seat. Police say he would not respond to light, his eyes were bloodshot and his pupils were extremely dialated. K-9 Officer Greg Turner and his K-9 partner Tyson arrived to search for drugs. Tyson led officers to the passenger side of the car where a cigarette pack was found containing a plastic baggie of heroin. Sons was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Jon Sons

Three People Arrested In Knox County In Connection to Stolen ATV

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out on a complaint of an ATV stolen from a house in Corbin. The owner of the black ATV told officers that he left the ATV at his niece, Angela Day's, house on Siler Hill Road. The vehicle was missing when he came back for it. The owner said he suspected Day and her boyfriend, Andrew Hall, of taking the ATV. Upon further investigation deputies discovered that Hall and Day did steal the ATV. The vehicle had been hidden at Elvis Wynn's residence on Moore Hill Avenue. The ATV was found chained to a tree and painted red to disguise it. The key to the ATV was discovered in Wynn's possession. Hall was present at the house as well. While there, police found syringes, snorting straws, scales and baggies. Day, Hall, and Wynn were arrested and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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The LIHEAP Heating Assistance Program Is Underway

As cold weather sets in folks can apply now for assistance with thier heating bills. LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, is underway. Funds are set aside by the federal government for qualified applicants in November. Applicants have until Dec. 15th to sign up for utility assistance through LIHEAP. For residents of Clay, Laurel, Jackson and Rockcastle County contact the Daniel Boone Community Action Agency at (606) 598-5127.


Laurel County Police Investigating Shooting

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies were called out to a reported shooting off Locust Grove Road. When officers arrived they found that 36-year-old Samantha Vega of Keavy was shot multiple times in her legs and was able to call an acquaintance who called 911. Apparently, the shooter fired multiple shots from outside the Vega's home. Vega was transported by ambulance to UK Medical Center in Lexington for treatment of serious injuries. The gun used in the shooting was recovered and a man described as a person of interest was identified and interviewed. The motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

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Corbin Man Arrested For Kidnapping

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out on a report of a man, 37 year old Dewey Warren of Corbin, had forced a woman into a vehicle in Bimble. The woman reportedly had an active EPO against Warren. Deputies spotted the vehicle matching the description traveling north on 25E and tried to stop it. The vehicle sped up leading police on a chase reaching speeds over 90 mph. The vehicle finally stopped near the Corbin bypass where Warren told deputies he was a Corbin Police Officer. The female victim was inside the vehicle at the time of the arrest. Warren was arrested and charged with DUI, kidnapping, violation of an EPO/DVO, fleeing or evading police, impersonating a police officer, resisting arrest and several others. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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