Body Found In Laurel County Identified

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies continue to investigate after a woman's body was found. The body, now identified as that of 28 year old Tearsha Laws of Oak Ridge Tennessee, was found Monday evening over an embankment off Eleana Lane, around six miles north of London. The cause of death was not released. The body was sent to Frankfort for an autopsy.

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Laurel Lake Drowning Victim Identified

Emergency crews from Whitley and Laurel County were called to the spillway at Laurel Lake off KY-1193 near Holly Bay Marina Monday afternoon where a teenager was reported drowned. The Whitley County coroner identified the teen as 16-year-old McCreary County High School student Joshua Antonio Hipolito. The Whitley County Sheriff said Hipolito was swimming with a friend. The two reportedly jumped off a cliff into the water and Hipolito could not make it back and drowned. Divers were able to find the body after searching for about two hours.

Woman Arrested Charged With Assaultin Another Woman With A Knife

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out to a home on Mitchell Creek Road, about 3 miles west of London, where an assault had allegedly taken place. When officers arrived they learned that a woman, 23 year old Sherry Bowling, had apparently had her throat cut twice with a knife following a domestic argument. Bowling was airlifted to UK Med Center for treatment of serious injuries. Deputies arrested 33 year old Myrtle Smith charging her with assault – first-degree. She was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center. 

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Driver Runs Away After Plowing A Truck Through Occupied Home in Laurel County

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out to Hicks Lane off 1006 where some one had crashed a pickup into an occupied house. When officers arrived the driver, a man, had ran away. Deputies say the truck apparently ran off the road hitting the house causing substantial damage. A woman was in the back bedroom at the time of the crash and was uninjured. Anyone with any information on the driver is asked to call the Laurel County Sheriff's Office at 864-6600.

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Knox County Police Arrest Man Wanted In Laurel And Knox Counties

Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith says deputies were able to take a wanted man into custody after he gave them the slip. Deputies went to a home on Decatur Road in Flat Lick where 31 year old Bo McVey was reportedly located. When they arrived McVey fled the scene on foot into some nearby woods. McVey was wanted in connection to a Knox County burglary back in the spring. He also was wanted on a Laurel County warrant for theft assault, public intoxication and others. Officers returned later in the day and caught McVey as he attempted to flee again. McVey was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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Homeowner Shoots And Injures Burglar In Laurel County

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies were called out to a home at Hopewell Estates, about 9 miles south of London, where the homeowner caught a man who had kicked in the back door. The intruder, later identified as 40 year old Otis Kemp, was reportedly shot by the homeowner and had ran into nearby woods with several stolen items. Deputies found Kemp off Robinson Creek Road nearby in the woods. He had wounds to his upper torso and head and was airlifted to UK Hospital in Lexington for treatment of serious but non life-threatening injuries. Kemp was later released from the hospital and taken to the Laurel County Correctional Center. He faces unlawful taking, Burglary and fleeing or evading police charges.

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Body Found In Pulaski County Identified

The Pulaski County Sheriffs Office says a body found last week in Tateville has been identified as 72 year old Ronald Mundy of Tateville. Deputies believe Mundy was killed sometime over the weekend before. The Magor Crimes Task Force, with the assistance of a Kentucky State Police Arson Investigator executed a search warrant at Mundy's home. Police also had been looking for Mundy's pickup, which was found. Investigators didn't release the location of the truck. Anyone with information about the case is urged to call the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office at 678-5145, the Somerset Police Department at 678-5176 or the Kentucky State Police at 878-6622.

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Whitley County Traffic Stop Leads To Meth Arrests

The Whitley County Sheriif's Office says after deputies received complaints of suspected drug activity in the Louden Road area, an officer pulled over a vehicle. Inside, the officer found an open alcoholis beverage container. William Joseph Fields was driving at the time. After refusing sobriety tests Fields became disorderly. That's when a female passenger, Jerrica Mink, stepped out of the vehicle with a pill bottle visibly tucked in her chest area. A search of the vehicle revealed a black case containing weighing scales, empty baggies and a straw. A female deputy jailer searched Mink and found several plastic baggies containing what is believed to be crystal methamphetamine matching the baggies found inside the vehicle. Both were lodged in the Whitley County detention center.

Intoxicated Woman Arrested After Causing Damage At Laurel County Campground

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies were called out to the KOA campground off 770 where a woman had allegedly damaged the property and fled the scene. When deputies arrived they found that the manager had taken off after the woman and found her less than a mile away. Deputies say the woman, later identified as 22 year old Raina White Washington, was under the influence and covered in blue hair dye. White told deputies she was trying to dye her hair blue because her boyfriend wanted her to and they made a mess in the bathroom at the KOA campground. White was arrested and charged with criminal mischief and public intoxication – controlled substances. She was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Whitley County Police Recover A Stolen Truck And Arrest 4

Four people in Whitley County are facing several charges after deputies say they stole a truck and some tools and were found with drugs. Deputies were called out to Doc Siler Road after a report that 43 year old Tamera Anderson left a home there intoxicated. When deputies arrived, they noticed a black Chevrolet truck in a wooded area off the main roadway. Deputies found Anderson and three others, 43 year old Wendell Malone, 45 year old Douglas Malone and 49 year old Cheryl Musick, in the pickup. Wendell Malone was reportedly holding a tin can and needle cap in his lap. Along with crystal meth and more needles deputies also found the truck was reported stolen out of Knox County. Written on the steering wheel was “drive it like you stole it.” The owner said the writing was not there before the truck was stolen. At the time the truck was stolen, it also contained assorted power and hand tools associated with construction work. The tools and a pressure washer were missing when the truck was recovered. All four were lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center. Anyone with information on the missing tools is asked to call the Whitley County Sheriff's Office at 549-6017.

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