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Lawrence County Fiscal Court Meeting
November 18, 2013
1. Opening Prayer
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Call Meeting to Order
4. Approve minutes of the October 21, 2013 Meeting
5. Approve 2nd Reading of Budget Amendment #2
6. Approve Treasurer’s Request
7. Approve Bills
8. Approve Treasurer’s Report
9. Approve to give Blaine Fire Dept. reimbursement for fire trucks
10. Approve decision of State Local Debt Officer for refinancing of the Lawrence County Community Center
11. Request from Haye Exploration
12. Presentation by the Lawrence County Extension Office (Julia Rollins & Stephanie Deerfield)
13. Discuss request to adopt resolution naming a portion of Hwy 3 South/Madison Street –> Fred M. Vinson Boulevard
14. Select eligible Electrical Inspectors as approved Lawrence County Electrical Inspectors per state requirements & set fee schedule
15. Set special meeting for November 25th, 2013
16. Public Comments
Lawrence County Sheriff Garrett Roberts released the following arrest report this week:
David T. Prince, 32, Ft.Gay, WV, was arrested Oct. 31, on Rt. 3 at Fallsburg Fire Dept., and charged with Failure to Notify Address Change to Dept. of Transportation, Illegal Possession of 6 Drugs, drug Paraphernalia (Buy/Possession), Possession of Marijuana.
According to the police report, Deputy Dwayne Bowen responded to a call from the Fallsburg Fire Dept. in reference to to a black truck, suspicious activity, also a white car with a female that talked to the driver for a few moments. Vehicle was in a high drug activity/trafficking area.
A search warrant was obtained and the vehicle was searched, finding miscellaneous drug paraphernalia items, Pepsi can with residue on the bottom, Dr. pepper can with two needle caps, one marijuana joint, brown belt, cut plastic tube with white residue, oval green pills with R636 on one side and scared on the other side, one camp lighter with residue on the bottom.
Dennis A. Ransbottom Jr. 28, Ft. Gay, WV, was arrested Oct. 30, five miles north of Louisa, at Fallsburg Fire Dept., and charged with Failure to Wear Seatbelts, Improper Registration Plate, and Failure to Register Motor Vehicle. Subject was served a Bench Warrant.
William H. Fannin, 64, Louisa, KY, was arrested Oct. 29, four miles north of Louisa at Victoria Heights on Fuller's Ridge Rd, and charged with No Registration Plates, No Registration Receipt, Failure to Produce Insurance Card, Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operator License. Subject was served a Bench Warrant.
Chris D. Rowe, 38, Louisa, KY, was arrested Oct. 29, four miles west of Louisa, KY at 3569 Hwy. 32 and charged with Leaving Scene of Accident, Operating on Suspended License, Wanton Endangerment, Failure of Non Owner Maintain Insurance. Bond $5,000.
David D. Skaggs, 26, Mazie, KY, was arrested Nov. 2, 28 miles west of Louisa, at 27845 Hwy. 32 and charged with Burglary 3rd Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking/Disp auto. (Carter Circuit Court) on a separate violation, subject was charged with Receiving Stolen Property under $10,000 (Morgan Circuit Court). Skaggs was also charged with Theft or Identity of Another Without Consent.
According to the police report, Deputy Mason Keefer went to said residence to serve papers on Skaggs on prior charges. When he arrived, he observed the subject walking through the yard. Upon contact, subject said his name was Kevin Skaggs. Deputy Keefer advised him if he lied about his information he would be charged. He said he was Kevin, and gave a birthdate of 10-8-86 and a social security number. He told the officer he had no I.D. When asked who lived at the residence, he said David's girlfriend and kids. The subject was very nervous. Deputy Keefer knocked on the door and spoke to Misha Miller (12-27-89), and said David was not there and that it was Kevin that officer was talking to. A small child walked to the door and called the subject Dad. Skaggs was placed in handcuffs and searched. He had his I.D. and social security card proving he was David Skaggs. He said he lied about his information to avoid jail.
Larry O. Lowe, 67, Blaine, KY, was arrested Nov. 2, eight miles west of Louisa at 4692 Brushy Creek Rd. and charged with Violation of KY E.P.O./D.V.O. According to the police report, the victim called in and was advised the above subject came to her house and beat on her window, asking if she cooked. She told him no, and to go away, she said he cursed her and called her names. She told him to leave or she would call 911. He cursed and left, walking down the road to his home, the next house down. She said she had an active DVO. Deputy Chuck Jackson who responded to the call, contacted the post, and was advised that it was active until 2014.
Deputy Jackson said he spoke to Lowe and asked him if he had contact with her, he said he did go to her house and knocked on the window asking for dinner and said he knew he was not to be around her, but he went anyway.
Natasha R. Rice, 18, Louisa, KY, was arrested Nov. 1 ten miles north of Louisa at 255 Spankem Branch Rd. and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree, drug unspecified, and Drug Paraphernalia Possession.
According to the police report, Deputy Mason Keefer observed a vehicle parked on Spankem Branch. The above subject was a passenger in the backseat, when Deputy approached the vehicle, the passenger in the front seat, Anthony Caudill was moving as if he was hiding something. When asked for consent to search vehicle, a Mt. Dew can was found under Mr. Caudill's seat with white residue on it. Another can with residue was also found in the console. A needle was also found in the center console ashtray compartment in the rear of vehicle in front of Rice. A needle cap was found in the center air vent in front of vehicle. A cut off cigarette butt was also found in front end of vehicle.
Anthony J. Caudill, 29, Louisa, KY, was arrested Nov. 1, ten miles north of Louisa at Spankem Branch Road and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance, unspecified drug, and Drug Paraphenalia Possession. According to the police report, Deputy Mason Keefer observed Caudill in the passenger seat of a vehicle, while he approached subject, Caudill was moving as if he was hiding something. Deputy Keefer asked for consent to search the vehicle and found a couple of soda cans with white residue on them, a needle was found in the air conditioner vent as well as a needle cap and a cut off cigarette butt.
Joseph K. Marcum, 37, Louisa, KY, was arrested Nov. 1, ten miles north of Louisa at Spankem Branch road and charged with Possession of Controlled substance, unspecified drug, and Drug Paraphernalia. According to the police report, Marcum was with above said subjects, Anthony Caudill, and Natasha Rice in the same vehicle which above said items were found.
For October 2013
During the month of October 2013 there were 37 motor vehicle collisions investigated by State Police working out of the Ashland Post in the four counties of Boyd, Greenup, Carter, and Lawrence.
During October 2013 there were two fatalities (Lawrence County – 2) in the Post 14 area compared to one fatality (Greenup County - 1) in 2012. Statewide fatalities stand at 526 compared to 615 for the same time period in 2012.
The following is a summary of activity for Post 14 Personnel for the month of October 2013:
Trooper First Class Michael Murriell
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 14
(606) 928-6421 (Work)
(606) 694-5648 (Cell)