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The January court meeting scheduled for Jan. 17, 2017 will have to be changed to Tuesday January 24, 2017 at 10:00 am due to scheduling conflicts. Please Post.
JANUARY 4, 2017 - written by WADE QUEEN
LOUISA, Ky. -- In what is going to raise a lot of eyebrows in the area, a POTENTIALLY controversial development occurred late in the New Years holiday weekend, involving an ongoing civil case between Lawrence County law enforcement agencies and citizens.
A Lawrence County man, who has filed a multi-million dollar wrongful death civil lawsuit in federal court in Ashland over the May 2015 arrest of his late father, Billy Collins, Jr., was arrested on DUI charges Sunday night - by the same police agency that he says killed his Dad.
The older Collins, who a tape of the arrest show, was repeatedly tasered and physically hit numerous times by four officers from the Louisa Police Department and the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, which, the suit says led to Collins suffering numerous injuries that the suit says led to his fatal heart attack.
There was a hasty grand jury inquiry but none of the police officers or deputies have been charged in the case.
Billy Collins III, 30, of Louisa, was arrested on 4 charges shortly before midnight Sunday January 1, at what may have been a DUI checkpoint.
Collins was arrested by patrol officer Julius Musick of the Louisa Police Department, on the charges of: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE • FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD, • NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, • POSSESSION OF OPEN ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CONTROLLED IN MOTOR VEHICLE PROHIBITED.
At around nearly the same moment Collins was arrested by officer Musick, two other Louisa residents, a 50 year old man and a 58 year old woman, were being arrested individually for DUI by two Lawrence County Sheriff deputies. The 58 year old woman who taken into custody was arrested by deputy Mack Wilhite.
Deputy Wilhite, along with fellow deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, plus LPD officers Steven Wilburn and Jordan Miller, were named in federal civil lawsuit (along with Chief Greg Fugitt and Sheriff Garrett Roberts, as well as both police agencies) that was filed by Billy Collins III in early May 2016.
The Levisa Lazer reached out to the Louisa Police Department and Lawrence County Sheriff Department regarding the New Year's arrest of William Collins III, in light of his ongoing federal lawsuit against both police agencies.
In a brief statement by Louisa Police Chief Greg Fugitt, the chief made only this simple remark: "Any information on this arrest can be obtained through the court system same as any other arrest. Hope this answers your questions".
We also reached out to the lawyer representing William Collins III in his lawsuit, well esteemed and high powered Ashland, Ky attorney Mike Curtis, at his office Tuesday. Curtis was out of town (in Carter County on business), His office has not responded further.
This article includes some opinions of its author.
RONALD JACKSON ROBINSON HAD LENGTHY CRIMINAL RECORD INCLUDING LATEST ARREST EARLIER THIS MONTH
HE WAS A CONVICTED FELON, THEREFORE IT WAS ILLEGAL FOR HIM TO OWN A FIREARM, WHICH HE HAD DURING HIS FATAL ENCOUNTER WITH HIS FATHER.
DECEMBER 29, 2016 - written by WADE QUEEN
Accused killer Ronald Jackson Robinson, 40, died several hours after being shot multiple times by his 68 year old father, after the younger Robinson allegedly assaulted his him, in what turned out in the end to be a fatal mistake by Ronnie Robinson.
Robinson was fatally shot by the father after first getting into a verbal and then a physical altercation with his son, but then escalated when the younger Robinson retrieved a shotgun, opened fire outside his father's house, and then broke through the door, were he was then shot by the father.
It was illegal for Ronald Robinson to possess/own any kind of firearm. for not only was he a convicted felon, but also a registered sex offender in Kentucky, having been found guilty on multiple statutory rape charges in Carter County a decade ago. He also had numerous arrests before and after his Carter County sex convictions. He had been arrested nine times since September 2003, that led to Robinson to do two separate stints in state prison in the last several years, one of which was for violating his probation on his rape and other conviction charges.
His recent criminal history is listed as the following:
On September 26, 2003, Ronald Robinson was arrested in Carter County, Kentucky on seven separate charge counts of • RAPE-3RD DEGREE.
On November 3, 2003, Ronald Robinson was arrested in Carter County on the charges of: • BURGLARY-2ND DEGREE-FORCED ENTRY-RESIDENCE, • ASSAULT-3RD DEGREE-POLICE/PROBATION OFFICER-IDENTIFY WEAPON, • CRIMINAL MISCHIEF-3RD DEGREE, • RESISTING ARREST.
On March 2, 2005 and again on May 10, 2005, Ronald Robinson was arrested by the Carter County Sheriff Department on: CHARGES UNKNOWN.
On May 15, 2006, Ronald Robinson was arrested by the Kentucky State Police on five separate charge counts of • RAPE-3RD DEGREE.
On July 25, 2012, Ronald Robinson was arrested in Rowan County, Kentucky by Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole, on the charge of: • PAROLE VIOLATION (FOR TECHNICAL VIOLATION).
On August 17, 2012, Ronald Robinson was arrested in Fulton County, Kentucky, on the charges of: • BURGLARY, 2ND DEGREE, • BURGLARY, 3RD DEGREE, • RAPE, 3RD DEGREE.
On April 9, 2015, Ronald Robinson was arrested by the Louisa Police Department on the charge of: • ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (MINOR INJURY).
On December 8, 2016, Ronald Robinson was arrested in Boyd County, Kentucky by the Ashland Police Department on the charge of: THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.
Ashland, Ky. (January 3, 2017) – The Kentucky State Police at Ashland will be conducting safety checkpoints at various times and approved locations throughout the Post 14 District, which encompasses Boyd, Greenup, Carter and Lawrence counties.
These safety checkpoints are held in an effort to reduce alcohol and drug related crashes, ensure compliance with operator's license laws, and vehicle equipment safety and registration laws.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Master Trooper Michael Murriell
Public Affairs Officer
There will be a special meeting of the Lawrence County Fiscal Court on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 to discuss the following items:
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