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August 8, 2018

RedmonRedmonState police are investigating Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon

...Kentucky Drug Enforcement and Special Investigation unit Sgt. Dean Patterson confirmed the investigation to multiple media outlets, saying that it was drug-related and that no charges had been filed.

He said the case would go before a Graves County grand jury later this month.

Later Tuesday, Kentucky State Police Post 1 spokesman Jay Thomas sent out a news release saying Redmon was under investigation, but he did not say whether the case was drug-related.




Ohio County woman, man arraigned on child sexual abuse charges

By James Mayse
The Messenger-Inquirer

An Ohio County woman was arraigned Tuesday in Ohio Circuit Court on a charge of human trafficking (victim under age 18) and more than 120 counts of child sex abuse.

Shelly Hayes, 37, of Horse Branch, is being held on a $250,000 cash bond.

The charges include complicity to commit first-degree rape, complicity to commit first-degree sodomy and complicity to commit first-degree sexual abuse. In addition, Hayes faces 19 counts of first-degree criminal abuse.

Detective Katie Pate with the Ohio County Sheriff's Department said the investigation began when the office received a complaint from child social workers. Pate said multiple children were victimized.

Pate said the children were interviewed and gave similar accounts of the abuse. Pate said Hayes was being paid by the man while knowing "things were happening to the children."

The children were interviewed by Pate and at the Children's Advocacy Center in Henderson, which specializes in working with juvenile victims of sexual assault. The man believed to have been paying Hayes has since fled the county. Pate declined to identify the man, but said he is being sought for questioning in the incident.

"That investigation is ongoing," Pate said. "There could still be more arrests." Human trafficking is a class B felony in Kentucky if the victim is under age 18.

Hayes is being held in the Ohio County Detention Center.

Also on Tuesday, David Eclipse Wilson, 40, of Beaver Dam was arraigned on 33 counts of use of a minor under age 18 in a sexual performance, 63 counts of promoting a sexual performance by a minor under age 18, two counts of promoting a sexual performance by a minor under age 16, third-degree rape and second-degree burglary.

Pate said the investigation began with the burglary charge. Further investigation led to the other charges, Page said.

Wilson was a member of a volunteer fire department, and had a position of some kind at an Ohio County church. Pate said she did not recall what fire department or what church Wilson had positions with, but the contact with the juvenile happened through the church.

"I know they asked him to leave (the church) after this happened," Pate said. Wilson's role was "probably a role in leadership" at the church, but he was not the pastor, Pate said.

Wilson has been on the state sex offender registry before, in Bowling Green, Pate said. Wilson is being held on a $100,000 cash bond in the Ohio County Detention Center.




Photo by Ted Thornburg A distant photo captures the smoke coming form the Miller's Family Sawmill.Photo by Ted Thornburg A distant photo captures the smoke coming form the Miller's Family Sawmill.

Numerous fire departments responded to a fire that destroyed most of the Miller's Family Sawmill on Saturday morning a little after 4 a.m. The mill, which is owned by the Marvin Miller family, is located just a few miles from the city of Lewisburg.

"The cause of the fire is still undetermined," said Lonnie Epley, lieutenant of the Lewisburg Fire Department. Also helping during the fire were the Logan County Burden Bearers, Logan County EMS and many from the Amish community.





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