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DECEMBER 13, 2016

A LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ky. Grand Jury met on December 8th handing down first degree rape charges against 29 year-old Steven L. Price of Louisa involving a child less than 12 years of age. The GJ handed down 13 indictments against 11 individuals.

 

Steven L. PriceSteven L. PriceSteven L. Price, 28, of Louisa, KY. Indicted on RAPE IN THE FIRST DEGREE VICTIM UNDER 12 YEARS OF AGE, a class A felony (Penalty 20 to 50 years).

The Grand Jury charges that on or before February 7, 2015 in Lawrence County, Ky. Steven L. Price committed the offense of rape in the first degree by knowingly and unlawfully engaging in sexual intercourse with a child less than 12 years of age. Bail set at $50,000.

 

 

 


 Robert A. Locklear Robert A. LocklearRobert Locklear, 44, of High Ridge, MO. Indicted on BAIL JUMPING IN THE FIRST DEGREE, a class D felony (Penalty 1-5 years and fine).

The Grand Jury charges that on or before April 8,2016 in Lawrence County, Ky. Robert Locklear knowingly and unlawfully having been released from custody by the court, with or without bail, upon condition that he would subsequently appear at the specified time and place in connection with a felony charge of FLAGRANT NON SUPPORT failed to appear at the time and place as ordered by the court. Bail set at $5,000.

 

 


Terry HensleyTerry HensleyTerry Hensley, 42, of Louisa, Ky. Indicted on ASSAULT IN THE FOURTH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/THIRD OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE WITHIN 5 YEARS) a class D felony (Penalty 1-5 years). The Grand Jury charges the on or before October 21, 2016 in Lawrence County, Ky. Terry Hensley, while having at least two previous convictions of assault fourth degree (domestic violence), he knowingly and unlawfully assaulted his domestic partner Juanita Marcum, causing physical injury to her. Bail set at $5,000.

SEPARATE CASE:

Terry Hensley, 42, of Louisa, Ky. Indicted on ASSAULT IN THE FOURTH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/THIRD OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE WITHIN 5 YEARS) a class D felony (penalty 1-5 years), CRIMINAL MISCHIEF IN THE THIRD DEGREE, class A misdemeanor, TERRORISTS THREATENING IN THE THIRD DEGREE, class A misdemeanor, and ALCOHOL INTOXICATION, violation. The Grand Jury charges that on or before October 18, 2016 in Lawrence County, Ky. that Terry Hensley knowingly and unlawfully assaulted his domestic partner, Juanita Marcum, causing physical injury to her, caused damage to property owned by Bonnie Sizemore of Louisa, Ky. He knowingly and unlawfully threatened to commit any crime likely to result in physical injury to another person and appeared in a public setting manifestly under the influence of alcohol or other substances. Bail set at $5,000.

 


Roger D. WebbRoger D. WebbRoger Webb, 39, of Louisa, Ky. Indicted on POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE FIRST DEGREE, a class D felony (Penalty 1-5 years). The Grand Jury charges that on or before April 7, 2016 in Lawrence County, Ky. Roger Webb knowingly and unlawfully was in possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. Bail set at $5,000

 

 

 

 


Matthew NewsomeMatthew NewsomeMatthew R. Newsome, 35, of Ashland, Ky. Indicted on POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE FIRST DEGREE, class D felony (penalty 1-3 years) and USE OR POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA FIRST OFFENSE, class A misdemeanor (penalty not more than 12 months).

Separate Case:

 The Grand Jury charges that on or before September 2, 2016 in Lawrence County, Ky. Matthew R. Newsome committed the offense by knowingly and unlawfully being in possession of a schedule I narcotic, heroin and knowingly and unlawfully being in possession of 6 syringes. Bail set at $5,000.

 

 

 


David Bryan JohnsonDavid Bryan JohnsonDavid Bryan Johnson, 39, of Louisa, Ky. Indicted on ASSAULT IN THE THIRD DEGREE, class D felony (penalty 1-5), DISORDERLY CONDUCT, class B misdemeanor, FALSELY REPORTING AN INCIDENT, class A misdemeanor, and PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE AND ENHANCEMENT.

The Grand Jury charges that on or about October 29, 2016 in Lawrence County, Ky. David Bryan Johnson knowingly and unlawfully caused physical injury or attempted to cause physical injury to Officer Hunter James with the Louisa Police Department while working within his official capacity as a police officer. Defendant knowingly and unlawfully engaged in a fight or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior in a public place. Defendant knowingly and unlawfully causing a false alarm or other emergency, likely to cause public inconvenience or alarm. The defendant having been charged in the indictment with the above stated felony, is now being charged as a persistent felony offender, in the first degree, for the reason that the defendant, now more than 20 years of age was previously convicted of 2 prior felonies when he was at least 18 years of age, which sentence and posed a term of imprisonment of 1 year or more, or was within 5 years of commission of the instant offense, or was on some form of legal release at the time of the commission of instant offense. Bail set at $15,000.


Alisha Martin Alisha Martin Alisha Martin, 37, of Hitchens, Ky. Indicted on POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE FIRST DEGREE/ SECOND OFFENSE, class D felony (Penalty 1-3 years).

The Grand Jury charges that on or before February 13, 2016 in Lawrence County, Ky. that Alisha Martin committed the offense knowingly and unlawfully being in possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. Bail set at $5,000.

 

 

 


Eric T. WardEric T. WardEric Tyler Ward, 21, of Louisa, Ky. Indicted on CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A FORGED INSTRUMENT IN THE SECOND DEGREE, class D felony (penalty 1-5 years), and THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OVER $500 AND UNDER $10,000, a class D felony (Penalty 1-5 years).

The Grand Jury charges that from or about June 16, 2016 through July 25, 2016 in Lawrence County, Ky. the defendant on July 25, 2016 committed the offense by knowingly and unlawfully had the intent to defraud, deceive, or injure another, utters or possesses a fraudulent or forged check drawn that he passed at Louisa Community Bank in the amount of $250. Defendant on July 5, 2016 through July 25, 2016 committed the offense by taking checks registered on an account with Louisa Community Bank on July 5, 2016 for $9.19, on July 11, 2016 for $225, on July 15, 2016 for $300, on July 19, 2016 for $500, $150, and $150, on July 20, 2016 for $100, on July 25, 2016 for $250, an amount exceeding $500. Bail set at $5,000.

 

Reatha McKenzie, 75, of Louisa, Ky. Indicted on KNOWINGLY EXPLOIT ADULT BY PERSON GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO $300/ COMPLICITY, class C felony (penalty 5-10 years).

The Grand Jury charges that on or before August 3, 2016 through August 16, 2016 in Lawrence County, Reatha McKenzie acted alone or in complicity with Clyde McKenzie and others committed offense resulting in a total loss to an adult exceeding $300 financially or other resources or both, namely Charlene Blake of Louisa, Ky. Bail set at $10,000.


Clyde McKenzie, 56, of Louisa, Ky. Indicted on KNOWINGLY EXPLOIT ADULT BY PERSON GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO $300/ COMPLICITY, class C felony (penalty 5-10 years).

The Grand Jury charges that on or before August 3, 2016 through August 16, 2016 in Lawrence County, Clyde McKenzie acted alone or in complicity with Reatha McKenzie and others committed offense resulting in a total loss to an adult exceeding $300 financially or other resources or both, namely Charlene Blake of Louisa, Ky. Bail set at $10,000

Note: An indictment is not proof of guilt or innocence.

 

 

 

HUGE AMOUNT OF ELECTRONICS AND OTHER ITEMS ROBBED FROM MULTIPLE LOCATIONS A DAY FOR WEEKS IN SEVERAL STATES

DECEMBER 9, 2016, - written by WADE QUEEN

WalMart bandits - If you have any information about who these three men may be, call your local law enforcement agency.WalMart bandits - If you have any information about who these three men may be, call your local law enforcement agency.

Numerous police agencies in our area are looking for three men accused of stealing electronics from multiple Walmart stores, including the Louisa Walmart.

On Thursday morning, December 8, 2016, in the early A.M hours, the Walmart in Louisa became the latest target of a shoplifting ring of at least 3 identified individuals who stealing from numerous Walmart's in multiple states in the region.

While the exact dollar amount taken from the Louisa Walmart is unknown, the amounts reportedly taken from each of the other Walmart's range from several thousands dollars up to in the tens of thousands of dollars per store,

Boyd County Kentucky sheriff deputies responded to the Cannonsburg Walmart Thursday morning after the men stole more than $5,000 worth of iPads and other electronics around 2 a.m.

"They appeared to have a key to their cases, a mock key," Boyd County deputy David White told local media.

According to the Hurricane West Virginia Police Department, the three men also stole nearly $9,000 worth of Apple products from the Walmart in Hurricane around 5 a.m. Thursday.

In total, the three men stole 28 items from the West Virginia store.

Police officals in all three cities reported that the trio hit all three stores within a little over a 3 hour period from around 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday morning, going from cannons burg, to Louisa, and finally to Hurricane

According to the Boyd County Sheriff's department, besides the Walmart's in Cannonsburg, Kentucky, Louisa, Kentucky and Hurricane, West Virginia, these three men have also stolen items from the Ashland Walmart location and also Walmart stores from four other states.

The Ashland Police Department says the three men stole over $10,000 worth of items three weeks ago from the Walmart on River Hill Drive.

The Boyd County Sheriff's Department are currently investigating this case as well.

If you have any information about who these three men may be, call your local law enforcement agency.

Meanwhile the Levisa Lazer will be reaching out to the Louisa Police Department for additional information on the mass theft incident Thursday morning at the Louisa Walmart.



SANTA CLAUS APPEARS AT LOUISA CHRISTMAS PARADE (VIDEO)

Louisa Mayor Harold Slone and Mrs. Mayor Marsha Slone along with son Zeb,  led off the parade last night. PHOTO  From Bobby Keeton video on FB. night's paradeLouisa Mayor Harold Slone and Mrs. Mayor Marsha Slone along with son Zeb, led off the parade last night. PHOTO From Bobby Keeton video on FB. night's parade

Merry Christmas...

Below is reprinted what Mayor Harold Slone's wife, Marsha wrote;

"...I wish I could share the old time fun and feelings from what my heart was blessed with tonight....like in an old fashion Christmas movie kind of feel that was right here in Louisa, Kentucky this evening.

I am frozen but we had the most wonderful time. From sipping hot cocoa, visiting friends and seeing the wonder in the faces of so many children.

No where...... NO WHERE is better than this community.

They might have bigger things, fancier things... but they don't have our awesome people.
There is nothing like the heart of Kentucky ---- especially at Christmas time. ❤️
#ReDiscoverLouisa"

 The City of Louisa kicked off the Christmas Season last night at 7:00 P.M. The annual Christmas Parade starring Santa Claus had everyone in the Christmas spirit. The kids yelled out and waved at Santa and I could never leave out the scurrying around to get the best candy. 

Mayor Harold Slone and wife Marsha headed up the large presence of Christmas, with many to follow. The LCHS Marching Band marched the parade stopping often to play “Winter Wonderland” and even the Grinch made an appearance via Lawrence County Sheriffs Dept. The Grinch had apparently caught someone who was more naughty than nice. Several local churches had beautiful floats to remind everyone the reason for the season. 

Overall, it's “beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go.” 

Louisa Christmas Parade 2016 (more video)

 

LCHS Marching BandLCHS Marching Band

 

 

Some pics borrowed from my friend Mitch Herron's great FB page and an attempt at a pic from another FB page. The rest are by Lazer reporter Tane' Woods Mosley. Great to see the LCHS Marching band!

"ACID TRIP" INSIDE SCHOOL CAUSES ALL COUNTY SCHOOLS TO BE CLOSED WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7 DUE TO DISRUPTION OF EXTENSIVE CLEANSING PROCESS FROM DANGEROUS CHEMICAL MISHAP

EVACUATION, CONTAMINATION, ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGES, AND HEALTH & SAFETY CONCERNS LEAD TO BUILDING BEING QUARANTINED AND SEALED OFF, CAUSING LOCAL PARENTS CONCERNS AT WHAT POTENTIAL DANGEROUS CHEMICALS & MATERIALS MIGHT BE STORED AT THE HIGH SCHOOL...

DECEMBER 7, 2016 - written by WADE QUEEN

The students and school personnel of all Lawrence County schools got an unexpected day off from classes, as all schools in the county are closed today (WEDNESDAY Wednesday, December 7.

And the no school day proclamation happened because somebody caused an accidental "acid trip" at Lawrence County, causing a chemical spill inside the school, leading to the evacuation and closure of the building so that the spill area can be adequately cleaned, thus disrupting the entire integrated school schedule process.

On early Tuesday evening December 6, About an hour and a half after Lawrence County High School classes had ended and most students and school staff had left for the day, according to Lawrence County Emergency Management officials, at just before 5 P.M., Lawrence County E-911 received a call of a hazard chemical spill of a dangerous material in the vicinity of the school's chemical lab room.

E-911 contacted the Louisa Fire department, and department units were immediately dispatched, along with other local emergency units,
responded to LCHS within minutes.

Once fire and emergency personnel arrived on the scene, they discovered that a small amount of industrial strength acid (rumored to be sulfuric acid), had been spilled inside a contained room next to the chemical lab. (see photo)

The person or persons who caused the spill have not been identified, or whether the spill was accidental or something of a more devious nature.

Louisa VFD personnel immediately evacuated everyone from inside the school and once everyone was outside, emergency officials sealed off the entire building, and contacted a hazardous materials team from the Ashland Ky Central Fire Station - Station 1 to respond.to the school to clean up the spill.

The fire department reported that everyone in the school when the spill took place was safe and that no injuries were reported.

Once the HazMat team arrived and immediately cleaned up the spilled chemical materials, at just before 7;30 P.M., Lawrence County Schools Superintendent Dr. Robbie Fletcher announced that all county schools were to be closed on Wednesday, for that even though the initial spill had been contained and cleaned, further cleaning was needed before the storage room can be used.

The high school had additional damage to tile and walls, which will require more overnight cleanup, so it was decided the school would be closed to avoid rushing the final stages of the cleanup process and to allow a thorough inspection.


Below is Fletcher's official press release on the spill and the closure of all schools in the county.

As for the chemical spill:

Chemical Spill at Lawrence County High School Storage Room

"The chemicals that were spilled in our chemical storage room have been cleaned and disposed. Ashland Fire Department's Hazard Materials Team removed the actual liquids that were spilled. (Approximately 0.5 - 1.0 gallons of chemicals were involved.) Unfortunately, the chemicals seeped into the floor tiles, sheet rock at the floor border, and some wooden shelving. The Weavertown Environmental Group was called to remove the affected materials, and all have been removed. The environmental group also finalized the sanitizing process today, which included multiple air quality tests in the storage area, adjoining classrooms, and hallway. All test results were good, thus Lawrence County Schools will be in session on December 8, 2016.

The decision to call of school (for December 7) was made out of an overabundance of caution. We wanted to ensure that the lab storage area, as well as the adjoining classrooms, were safe for our staff and students. School officials were permitted in the storage area earlier today, but we wanted to take every precaution before making a final decision of whether school is in session for tomorrow. Our sincerest gratitude to Lawrence County Emergency Management, our Police and Fire Department officials, the Ashland Fire Department, the Weavertown Environmental Group, and our school staff members for all efforts for the safety of our students."

Thanks Mark.

ALL IN,

Robbie L. Fletcher, EdD
Superintendent, Lawrence County Schools

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Superintendent Fletcher released another statement just before 11 P.M about the status pace of the cleanup.

Numerous agencies and organizations from around the area responded to the chemical emergency at Lawrence County High School Tuesday evening. All of those that helped in situation were listed as the following:

Lawrence County E-911, Louisa Fire Department, Louisa Police Department, Ashland Central Fire Station - Station 1, Boyd County 911, American Red Cross Serving Eastern Kentucky, Lawrence County High School (Kentucky), Lawrence County Board of Education, Kentucky Emergency Management and Kentucky Emergency Management Area 8.

Despite Arguments From Both Lawyers, the Couple Busted By US Marshall's are deemed "A Danger To The Community"

Heather and Glenn Fluty were arrested on numerous charges in Lawrence County ky. copyHeather and Glenn Fluty were arrested on numerous charges in Lawrence County ky. copyGlen and Heather Fluty were in court to make their argument for release in a detention hearing held in a Lexington, Ky. Federal Court on November 22nd.

The two were arrested on an Federal Indictment On November 14th, 2016, after a lengthy investigation beginning in October, 2014 by several law enforcement agencies and a Federal Indictment was served on each of the residents.

They were then arraigned on November 15th, and the couple both pled not guilty. During the November 22 hearing US Attorney Rob Duncan asked for both defendants to remain detained. Both were charged with multiple Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Oxycodone. 

Atty. Ned Pillersdorf represented Heather Fluty, while Glen was represented by Billy Slone. Both defendant’s lawyers made a case that the two were not a flight risk and that Glen Fluty had serious health concerns and there where no concerns that the two would not abide by any conditions of release. 

According to the Pretrial hearing results, the couple had been trafficking from their home on Deer lick Rd. on Rt. 32 where their children and Heather’s step mother also reside. During the raid the police did not find any drugs only a large amount of cash and several guns, some with unspent bullets.

Despite the attorneys arguments, the court found that the two Lawrence County residents were a danger to their community and that they would remain detained until their trial set for February 2017.