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April 25, 2018

BACKSTABBER?!

LAWRENCE COUNTY MAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY ASSAULT AFTER 'STABBING' HIS BROTHER WITH SMALL KNIFE

APRIL 25, 2018 - written by WADE QUEEN



DAVID R. FALLS

A Lawrence County man was arrested over the late part of this past weekend after a case of sibling rivalry went into the extreme, and allegedly unlawful territory.

According to a report from the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, on the early evening of Sunday, April 22, Lawrence County E911 received a report of a domestic assault situation near Louisa, resulting with an injury via a weapon.

When deputies arrived on the incident scene, they reported that a man had stabbed his own brother in the back with a knife after an altercation between David R. Falls, 47, of Louisa, and his brother.

Deputies say Falls allegedly punched his brother in the mouth and the two started fighting. The two started rolling around on the ground and that’s when Falls allegedly pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed his brother in the back.

Deputies say Falls’ brother (whose name has not been released), had a “small mark” on his back and a busted mouth when they arrived at the scene.

David R. Falls was arrested by Lawrence County Chief Deputy Mark Wheeler and was charged with • ASSAULT, 2ND DEGREE, a class B felony, which carries sentence punishment of 10 to 20 years in prison.

Falls was lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, where he remains incarcerated as of Wednesday morning, April 25.

 

April 19, 2018


LAWRENCE CO. ARREST LIST - APRIL 10-18, 2018

17 arrested in Lawrence County

 

APRIL 19, 2018 - written by WADE QUEEN

From 12:01 A.M. April 8 thru to 11:59 P.M., April 18, there were at least 158 individuals who were arrested and were brought to be lodged at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of those 158 or so, 17 of those arrested were from Lawrence County.

As of sunrise Thursday morning April 19, there were 342 inmates lodged at Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville; in which the maximum designated capacity for the BSRDC is to hold 225 inmates. That is approximately 52% overcapacity. For comparison, the Pike County Detention Center in Pikeville, Kentucky at 12:00 P.M. Thursday April 19, has 371 inmates booked, in a facility that designated maximum capacity is for 400 inmates.

A total of 17 people were taken in custody in Lawrence County between April 10 thru April 18. Another 2 Lawrence County residents were arrested in neighboring Kentucky counties ( 1 in Elliot County, and 1 in Johnson County).

The names and criminal charges of the latest 17 Lawrence County arrests (and the 2 out of county arrests) are the following:



Amber N. HarlessAmber N. HarlessAmber N. Harless, 30, of Blaine, Kentucky; was arrested on April 10, 2018, at 12:47 P.M., in the Lawrence County Court, by court security officer Karl Adkins, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brandon L. BurchettBrandon L. BurchettBrandon L. Burchett,  26, of Louisa,was arrested on April 10, 2018, at 12:51 P.M., in the Lawrence County Court, by court security officer Karl Adkins, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

 

 

 

 

 


April G. DanielsApril G. DanielsApril G. Daniels, 24, of Argillite, Kentucky, was taken into custody and booked on April 12, 2018, at 2:13 A.M., in the Lawrence County Court, by the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea jail sentence: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Robert E. ClayRobert E. ClayRobert E. Clay, 55, of Louisa, was arrested on April 12, 2018, at 8:55 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - ( > 2 GRAMS METHAMPHETAMINE).



 

 

 

 

 

5. Robert W. Chafin5. Robert W. ChafinRobert W. Chafin, 40, of Louisa, was arrested on April 12, 2018, at 7:54 P.M., by patrolman officer Shane James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (> OR = 10 D.U. DRUG UNSPECIFIED).

 

 

 

 

 


Christopher L. ShannonChristopher L. ShannonChristopher L. Shannon, 33, of Louisa, was arrested on April 12, 2018, at 7:56 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (> OR = 10 D.U. DRUG UNSPECIFIED), • TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2ND DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (<20 D.U. DRUG UNSPECIFIED SCHEDULE 3), • PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER I.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnny SkaggsJohnny SkaggsJohnny Skaggs, 26, of Louisa, was taken into custody and booked on April 12, 2018, at 11:36 P.M., in the Lawrence County Court, by patrolman officer Shane James, of the Louisa Police Department, to serve a guilty plea jail sentence: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ohn Thomas Scottohn Thomas ScottJohn Thomas Scott, 32, of Louisa, was arrested on April 13, 2018, at 1:43 A.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE).

 

 

 

 

 


David A. BlakeDavid A. BlakeDavid A. Blake, 61, of Blaine, Kentucky; was taken into custody and booked on April 13, 2018, at 11:36 P.M., in the Lawrence County Court, by trooper Bryan Layne, of the Kentucky State Police, to serve a guilty plea jail sentence: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Douglas CastleDouglas CastleDouglas Castle, 52, of Louisa, was arrested on April 14, 2018, at 1:24 A.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (> OR = 10 D.U. DRUG UNSPECIFIED).

 

 

 

 

 

Johnny R. MooreJohnny R. MooreJohnny R. Moore, 71, of Brainbridge, Ohio; was arrested on April 14, 2018, at 4:11 A.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS /ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE, • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 3RD DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED, • RESIDENTS NOT TO USE LICENSE OF OTHER STATES.

 

 

 

 

 


Jeffery WebbJeffery WebbJeffery Webb, 48, of Louisa, was arrested on April 16, 2018, at 3:07 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

• THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.



 

 

 

 

 

Amanda L. BurchetteAmanda L. BurchetteAmanda L. Burchette, 38, of Webbville, Kentucky; was arrested on April 16, 2018, at 5:54 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

• THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/ $500, • CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-2ND DEGREE.



 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Bowen RayJessica Bowen RayJessica Bowen Ray, 36, of Catlettdsburg, Kentucky; was arrested on April 17, 2018, at 10:14 A.M., by sergeant Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (> OR = 10 D.U. DRUG UNSPECIFIED), • PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER II.

 

 

 

 

 

James A. MollettJames A. MollettJames A. Mollett, 37, of Louisa, was arrested on April 17, 2018, at 1:49 P.M., by officer Ruggels of the Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole, and was charged with:

• PROBATION VIOLATION (FOR TECHNICAL VIOLATION).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abigail B. PinsonAbigail B. PinsonAbigail B. Pinson, 53, of Louisa, was arrested on April 17, 2018, at 8:59 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Joshua TriplettJoshua TriplettJoshua Triplett, 24, of Webbville, Kentucky; was arrested on April 18, 2018, at 1:28 A.M., by trooper Bryan Layne, of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with:

• SERVING PAROLE VIOLATION WARRANT.

 

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Christina L. FairchildChristina L. FairchildChristina L. Fairchild, 31, of Lomansville, Kentucky; was arrested in Johnson County on April 12, 2018, at 9:04 P.M., by officer Brian Runyon, of the Paintsville Police Department, and was charged with:

• GIVING OFFICER FALSE IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, • RESISTING ARREST, • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travis MatthewsTravis MatthewsTravis Matthews, 29, of Webbville, Kentucky; was arrested on Elliot County on April 14, 2018, at 6:10 P.M., by trooper Justin Reynolds, of the Kentucky State Police-Post #8-Morehead, Ky; and was charged with:

• POSSESSION OF DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE OR BOOBY TRAP DEVICE

• WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE-POLICE OFFICER,

• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE),

• PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCLUDES ALCOHOL).

• DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.

 

 

 

 

April 19, 2018

Lawrence County Fiscal Court 4/17/18

SHORT COURT!

SHORT COURT? FC eight minute meeting. SHORT COURT? FC eight minute meeting.


The Lawrence Co Fiscal Court met for the regular meeting Tuesday morning at the old Lawrence Co. Courthouse and they weren't fooling around.

The 10:00 am meeting lasted eight minutes. 

One local political wag said the court won't do anything that would slightly affect their chances in the Primary. All four magistrates and Judge/Exec. Osborn are up for election in six weeks, and all have opposition. In fact Magistrate Earl Boggs, a veteran politician from the Blaine area is challenging for the judge/exec. position in the Republican Primary. 

Those in attendance were Judge John Osborne, Magistrate Rick Blackburn, Magistrate Earl Boggs, Magistrate John Lemaster, Magistrate Morris Howard, Sheriff Garett Roberts and County Attorney Mike Hogan.

COUNTY CLERK Chris Jobe and court recorder Crystal Osborne had it easy in the pre-May 22 Primary election April FC meeting 2018COUNTY CLERK Chris Jobe and court recorder Crystal Osborne had it easy in the pre-May 22 Primary election April FC meeting 2018

The meeting was exceptionally short: 

*  Approved minutes from March 27 Regular meeting. Motion by Morris Howard, second by John Lemaster
*  Approved 2nd reading of Budget amendment # 5
*  Approved Treasurer's Request, motion by Rick Blackburn, second by John Lemaster
*  Approved paying regular bills. Motion by Earl Boggs, second by Rick Blackburn
*  Adopted a resolution of the County of Lawrence Ky. authorizing Judge Osborn to make application for and upon approval enter into an agreement with the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security
*  Approved lease between Eastern Ky Concentrated Employment Program (Teleworks) and Law Co. Fiscal Court
*  Approved April 29 to May 6 2018 as Soil and Water Stewardship Week

There were no public comments.

The meeting was then adjourned.

 

 

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