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LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST LIST - MAY 16-23, 2017

HIGH NUMBER OF ARRESTS CONTINUES IN LAWRENCE COUNTY AND NEIGHBORING COUNTIES, BUT MOST ARE BEING BAILED OUT OF JAIL AS SOON AS THEY ARE BOOKED, AS THE INMATE POPULATION NUMBER AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER LOWEST IN OVER THREE MONTHS

MAY 25, 2017 - written by WADE QUEEN

 

ARREST NUMBERS ARE ONCE AGAIN WELL ABOVE NORMAL IN LAWRENCE COUNTY AND THE REST OF THE BIG SANDY IN THE PAST WEEK, (OR WHAT USED TO BE "NORMAL RATE " AROUND A YEAR AGO). BUT THE MAJORITY OF THE ARREST SUSPECTS ARE BEING BONDED OUT FAIRLY QUICKLY, WHICH WOULD EXPLAIN THE FACT THAT THE NUMBER OF INMATES CURRENTLY AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER IN PAINTSVILLE ARE AT THEIR LOWEST SINCE THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY, AT 239 INMATES AT 10 P.M. WEDNESDAY EVENING MAY 24. ( BUT STILL AT ABOVE THE DESIGNATED MAXIMUM CAPACITY OF THE JAIL OF 225).

TIME WILL TELL IF THERE WILL BE ANOTHER MAJOR SPIKE DUE TO THE UPCOMING 3 DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND, LIKE WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE WARM 3 DAY FEDERAL HOLIDAY WEEKEND IN FEBRUARY, THAT CAUSED THE JAIL TO BE SEVERELY OVER CAPACITY MOST OF THE PAST 3 MONTHS. WEATHER FORECASTS ARE FOR RAINY & COOL THIS WEEKEND, WHICH COULD TAMPER DOWN ARRESTS, BUT SOMETIMES THAT ACTUALLY CAUSES THE NUMBERS TO BE HIGHER THAN NORMAL.

OUT OF THE AT LEAST 106 INMATES BOOKED AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER IN PAINTSVILLE IN THE EIGHT DAYS FROM 12:01 A.M. MAY 16 THRU 11:59 P.M. MAY 23, 19 OF THEM WERE FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY. THAT IS COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS EIGHT DAY PERIOD, WHEN AT LEAST 95 INMATES WERE BOOKED AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER FROM 12:01 A.M. MAY 8 THRU 11:59 P.M. MAY 15, 20 OF THEM WERE FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY. AND ALSO THE FIRST SEVEN DAYS OF MAY, OUT OF THE 75 INMATES BOOKED AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER IN PAINTSVILLE FROM 12:01 A.M. MAY 1 THRU 11:59 P.M. MAY 7, 8 OF THEM WERE FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY, FOR A TOTAL OF NINE ARRESTS.

HERE IS THE DAILY COUNT OF ARRESTED INDIVIDUALS BROUGHT TO THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER:

TUESDAY MAY 16: 15
WEDNESDAY MAY 17: 20
THURSDAY MAY 18: 11
FRIDAY MAY 19: 15
SATURDAY MAY 20: 11
SUNDAY MAY 21: EIGHT
MONDAY MAY 22: 13
TUESDAY MAY 23: 13


THE NAMES OF THE NINETEEN MOST RECENT LAWRENCE COUNTY ARRESTS IN THE LAST EIGHT DAYS ARE THE FOLLOWING:

 


Leslie N. WhitakerLeslie N. WhitakerLeslie N. Whitaker, 31, of Thelma, Kentucky; was arrested on May 16, 2017, at 11:20 A.M., by Lieutenant Donald J. Shearer, of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REV OPERATING LICENSE • FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD, • NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 (AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCE) 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 


Curtis D. EdensCurtis D. EdensCurtis D. Edens, 57, of Hardeeville, South Carolina; was incarnated on May 16, 2017, at 8:00 P.M., by officer Helton of the Kentucky Attorney General's Office, badge #804, after being extradited back to Kentucky from South Carolina, after being indicted by a Lawrence County grand jury, on charges of: • THEFT BY DECEPTION-INCLUDE COLD CHECKS $10,000 OR MORE (5 SEPARATE COUNTS), • PRESENT FRAUDULENT CLAIMS TO DEFRAUD KMAP OF >$300 ( 2 SEPARATE COUNTS), • DISPENSE, PRESCRIBE, ADMINISTERED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST OFFENSE.



 

 

 

Nathaniel M. PackNathaniel M. PackNathaniel M. Pack, 33, of Louisa, was arrested on May 17, 2017, at 1:42 A.M., by a trooper officer of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • CULTIVATE MARIJUANA (5 PLANTS OR MORE) 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vergina R. JohnsonVergina R. Johnson

Vergina R. Johnson, 38, of Louisa, was arrested on May 17, 2017, at 1:47 A.M., by a trooper officer of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • CULTIVATE MARIJUANA (5 PLANTS OR MORE) 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jason M. SalyerJason M. SalyerJason M. Salyer, 37, of Louisa, was arrested on May 17, 2017, at 3:30 P.M., by deputy Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • BURGLARY, 1ST DEGREE.



 

 

 

 

 


Leslie Scott TriplettLeslie Scott TriplettLeslie Scott Triplett, 42, of Louisa, was arrested on May 18, 2017 at 3:46 P.M. by officer Billy C. Slone of the Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole, and was charged with: • PROBATION VIOLATION (FOR TECHNICAL VIOLATION).



 

 

 

 

 


Vanessa Renae DillionVanessa Renae DillionVanessa Renae Dillion, 28, of Louisa, was arrested on May 18, 2017, at 9:32 P.M., by patrolman officer Julius Musick of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • SERVING PAROLE VIOLATION WARRANT.



 

 

 

 


David Bryan JohnsonDavid Bryan JohnsonDavid Bryan Johnson, 39, of Louisa, was arrested on May 20, 2017, at 3:15 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCLUDES ALCOHOL), • ASSAULT 3RD DEGREE-POLICE OFFICER OR PROBATION OFFICER, • DISORDERLY CONDUCT, 2ND DEGREE, • FALSELY REPORTING AN INCIDENT, • PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER I, • ESCAPE 2ND DEGREE-(IDENTIFY FACILITY), • RESISTING ARREST, • FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE, 2ND DEGREE (ON FOOT).

 

 

 

 

 

 


Joel D. StevensJoel D. StevensJoel D. Stevens, 59, of Louisa, was arrested on May 20, 2017, at 7:45 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) MINOR INJURY, • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 3RD OFFENSE, • DRIVING DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE - 2ND OFF (AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCE).



 

 

 

 

 


Glenola ReiterGlenola ReiterGlenola Reiter, 68, of South Point, Ohio; was arrested on May 21, 2017, at 2:57 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • DISREGARDING TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE-TRAFFIC LIGHT, • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATOR LICENSE, • SPEEDING 05 MPH OVER LIMIT, • FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jackie MaynardJackie MaynardJackie Maynard, 43, of Hager Hill, Kentucky; was arrested on May 22, 2017, at 9:10 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATING LICENSE, • GIVING OFFICER FALSE NAME OR ADDRESS

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ryan R. YorkRyan R. YorkRyan R. York, 31, of Louisa, was arrested on May 22, 2017, at 9:10 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • VIOLATION OF A KENTUCKY EPO/DVO.



 

 

 

 

 

 


Clyde T. WardClyde T. WardClyde T. Ward, 52, of Hager Hill, Kentucky; was arrested on May 22, 2017, at 9:18 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE, • FAILURE OF OWNER TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lisa VanhooseLisa VanhooseLisa Vanhoose, 57, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky; was arrested on May 22, 2017, at 9:50 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500, • HINDERING PROSECUTION OR APPREHENSION-2ND DEGREE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glen VanhooseGlen VanhooseGlen Vanhoose, 54, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky; was arrested on May 22, 2017, at 9:53 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500, • HINDERING PROSECUTION OR APPREHENSION-2ND DEGREE.



 

 

 

 

Randall BowenRandall BowenRandall Bowen, 23, of Louisa, was taken into custody on May 22, 2017, at 10:05 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, to serve a guilty plea jail time sentence for: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.



 

 

 

 


Timothy K. MullettTimothy K. MullettTimothy K. Mullett, 38, of Louisa, was arrested on May 23, 2017, at 11:05 A.M., by deputy Karl Adkins of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with via grand jury indictment bench warrant with: • RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER/$10,000..



 

 

 

 

Alexis P. CarterAlexis P. CarterAlexis P. Carter, 27, of Louisa, turned herself in on May 23, 2017 at 12:48 P.M to the Lawrence County Court, to serve a guilty plea jail time sentence for: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.



 

 

 

 


Steven T. SalmonsSteven T. SalmonsSteven T. Salmons, 32, of Fort Gay, West Virginia, was arrested on May 23, 2017, at 4:05 P.M., by Sergeant Ed Cordle of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER/$10,000.

 

 

 

 

CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN IS UNDER WAY AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL JUNE 4TH. WITH THAT IN MIND REMEMBER TO BUCKLE UP AND DRIVE SAFE THROUGH THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.

The Louisa Police Department will be conducting safety checkpoints from today until June 4, 2017 at predestinated locations.

 

HEAVY WEEK OF ARRESTS FOR SERIOUS CRIMES; ALSO, 'STICKY FINGERS' WAVE POPS UP AGAIN, 7 ARRESTS DURING 5 LAST WEEKDAYS PERIOD BY LOUISA POLICE

MAY 15, 2017 - written by WADE QUEEN

THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT UPTICK IN THE NUMBER OF ARRESTS AROUND THE BIG SANDY COUNTIES, ESPECIALLY LAWRENCE COUNTY LAST WEEK 

AND THE NUMBER OF INMATES BEING HOUSED CURRENTLY HAS TEMPERED DOWN, BUT IS STILL ABOVE NORMAL, THEY WERE HOVERING BETWEEN 240 AND 250 FOR OVER A WEEK NOW. WHICH SHOWS EVEN WITH A SPIKE IN ARRESTS, WITH THE JAIL POPULATION STAYING THE SAME, NEW ARREST SUBJECTS BROUGHT TO THE BSRDC ARE BEING GIVEN BOND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, SOMETIMES WITHIN A COUPLE OF HOURS OF BEING BROUGHT TO THE JAIL. ( WHICH IS WHY WE MISSED THE NAMES OF THE ARRESTING OFFICERS ON SEVERAL OF THE ARRESTS THIS WEEK).

OUT OF THE AT LEAST 95 INMATES BOOKED AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER IN PAINTSVILLE FROM 12:01 A.M. MAY 8 THRU 11:59 P.M. MAY 15, 20 OF THEM WERE FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY (ONE OF WHICH WAS A CUSTODY TRANSFER FOR A MAJOR SENTENCING). COMPARED THAT TO OUT OF THE 75 INMATES BOOKED AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER IN PAINTSVILLE FROM 12:01 A.M. MAY 1 THRU 11:59 P.M. MAY 7, 8 OF THEM WERE FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY, FOR A TOTAL OF NINE ARRESTS.

27 OF THOSE 95 ARRESTS OCCURRED IN ONE DAY HERE IS THE DAILY COUNT OF ARRESTED INDIVIDUALS BROUGHT TO THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER:

MONDAY MAY 8: 12
TUESDAY MAY 9: 27
WEDNESDAY MAY 10: 10
THURSDAY MAY 11: EIGHT
FRIDAY MAY 12: 17
SATURDAY MAY 13: FIVE
SUNDAY MAY 14: SIX
MONDAY MAY 15: 10


THE NAMES OF THE TWENTY MOST RECENT LAWRENCE COUNTY ARRESTS IN THE LAST EIGHT DAYS ARE THE FOLLOWING:

 


1. Christopher Fugitt1. Christopher FugittChristopher Fugitt, 23, of Louisa, was arrested on May 8, 2017, at 6:26 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • DOMESTIC ABUSE - DUTIES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sherry E. VanceSherry E. VanceSherry E. Vance, 40, of Blaine, Kentucky; was arrested on May 8, 2017, at 7:51 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.



 

 

 

 

 

 

Willis G. HornWillis G. HornWillis G. Horn, 26, of Inez, Kentucky; was arrested on May 8, 2017, at 10:06 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE, • TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (> OR = 2 GRAMS METHAMPHETAMINE), • CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley M. HornAshley M. HornAshley M. Horn, 26, of Inez, Kentucky; was arrested on May 8, 2017, at 10:17 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUB(EXCLUDES ALCOHOL), • TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (> OR = 2 GRAMS METHAMPHETAMINE ), • TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.



 

 

 

 

Donna MatnardDonna MatnardDonna Maynard, 59, of Inez, Kentucky; was arrested on May 9, 2017, at 4:35 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

 

 

 


6. Shella Marcum6. Shella MarcumShella Marcum, 46, of Louisa, was arrested on May 9, 2017, at 4:35 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer HarlessJennifer HarlessJennifer Harless. 27, of Louisa, was arrested on May 9, 2017, at 4:51 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Danielle M RobertsonDanielle M RobertsonDanielle M Robertson, 20, of Louisa, was arrested on May 9, 2017, at 9:18 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.



 

 

 

 

 


John F. McCoyJohn F. McCoyJohn F. McCoy, 32, of Louisa, was arrested on May 9, 2017, at 9:23 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • FLAGRANT NON SUPPORT, • TERRORISTIC THREATENING, 3RD DEGREE, • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonie M. CollinsworthJonie M. CollinsworthJonie M. Collinsworth, 40, of Louisa, was arrested on May 10, 2017, at 7:51 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL /DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE, • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE, • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 3RD DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED, • POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA.



 

 

 

 

 

Kevin A. SmithKevin A. SmithKevin A. Smith, 30, of Rush, Kentucky; was arrested on May 11, 2017, at 1:30 P.M., by deputy Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • NO REGISTRATION PLATES, • NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, • FAILURE TO REGISTER TRANSFER OF MOTOR VEHICLE, • FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD, • LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION, • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE, • FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL /DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremy Vanover JrJeremy Vanover JrJeremy Vanover Jr., 40, of Louisa, was arrested on May 11, 2017, at 3:30 P.M., by deputy Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • THEFT OF SERVICES, • NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, • NO REGISTRATION PLATES, • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE, • FAILURE TO NOTIFY ADDRESS CHANGE TO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, • FAILURE TO REGISTER TRANSFER OF MOTOR VEHICLE, • FAILURE OF OWNER TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE /SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE.



 

 

 

 

Jillanna GillumJillanna GillumJillanna Gillum, 39, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky; was arrested on May 11, 2017, at 7:19 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timothy W. ScottTimothy W. ScottTimothy W. Scott, 43, of Louisa, was arrested on May 12, 2017, at 12:36 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • PROBATION VIOLATION (FOR FELONY OFFENSE).



 

 

 

 

 


Stanley MesserStanley MesserStanley Messer, 35, of Kermit, West Virginia; was arrested on May 12, 2017, at 7:51 P.M., by patrolman officer Julius Musick of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) NO VISIBLE INJURY, • HARASSING COMMUNICATIONS.



 

 

 

 

 

 

David B. McKenzieDavid B. McKenzieDavid B. McKenzie, 55, of Louisa, was arrested on May 13, 2017, at 11:49 P.M., by trooper Forest Newsome, of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, 1ST DEGREE, • LEAVING SCENE OF ACCIDENT-FAILURE TO RENDER AID OR ASSISTANCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stacey Michelle KeeseeStacey Michelle KeeseeStacey Michelle Keesee, 35, of Louisa, was arrested on May 14, 2017, at 3:04 A.M. by patrolman officer Julius Musick of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • ASSAULT, 1ST DEGREE, • CRIMINAL TRESPASS-1ST DEGREE.



 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith HammondsKeith HammondsKeith Hammonds, 50, of Paintsville, Kentucky; was arrested on May 14, 2017, at 8:32 P.M., by trooper Forest Newsome, of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • BURGLARY, 1ST DEGREE, • FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE, 2ND DEGREE (ON FOOT), • GIVING OFFICER FALSE NAME OR ADDRESS, • SERVING PAROLE VIOLATION WARRANT, • POSS CONT SUB 1ST DEG, 1ST OFF (METHAMPHETAMINE), • ASSAULT 3RD DEGREE-POLICE OFFICER OR PROBATION OFFICER,, • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 (AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES) 4TH OR >, • FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE, 1ST DEGREE (ON FOOT), • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS, • RESISTING ARREST, • PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER I ( TWO SEPARATE COUNTS), • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION ALL OTHERS $500 OR MORE BUT UNDER/$10,000.



 

 

 

 

 

 

Tonielle N. PorterTonielle N. PorterTonielle N. Porter, 27, of Huntington, West Virginia; was arrested on May 15, 2017, at 4:46 P.M., by Sheriff Garrett Roberts of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (< 2 GRAMS HEROIN), • PROMOTING CONTRABAND - 1ST DEGREE, • BURGLARY, 1ST DEGREE.

 

 

Lawrence County Fiscal Court May 16, 2017

Salaries set for top officials at same as last year; Agrees to refinance judicial center bonds
FISCAL COURT 5/16/17 TheLevisaLazer.comFISCAL COURT 5/16/17 TheLevisaLazer.com

The Lawrence Co. Fiscal Court met their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Those in attendance were Judge John Osborne, Magistrate Rick Blackburn, Magistrate Earl Boggs, Magistrate John J Lemaster, Magistrate Morris Howard, County Clerk Chris Jobe and Sheriff Garret Roberts. The meeting was called to order after the Pledge and opening prayer.

The following motions were made and approved by the Court:

Motion by Earl Boggs, second by Rick Blackburn to approve the minutes of the April 18, 2017 meeting.

Motion by John Lemaster, second by Morris Howard to approve the 1st Reading of Budget Amendment #5

Motion by Rick Blackburn, second by John Lemaster to approve the Treasurer's request to transfer the appropriate funds within the FY 2016-17.

Request to the Road Fund $48,500 Jail Fund $3,080 and the LGEA fund $3,300.

RJ Palmer of Compass Municipal AdvisorsRJ Palmer of Compass Municipal AdvisorsMotion by Morris Howard, second by Rick Blackburn to approve Bills

Motion by Morris Howard, second by Earl Boggs to approve Treasurer's Report

Motion by John Lemaster, second by Earl Boggs to approve the 1st Reading of the FY 17/18 budget

Motion by John Lemaster, second by Earl Boggs to approve Recurring Expenses for FY 17/18 (no amount given)

Motion by John Lemaster, second by Rick Blackburn to set Salaries for FY17/18.

 

Bi-weekly Salary/hourly gross (Every two weeks)

County Judge Executive $3,272.51
County Attorney $1,870.00
Magistrates $525.33
County Clerk $3,291.19
Sheriff $3,272.51

Motion by John Lemaster, second by Earl Boggs to approve the Resolution between the LC Fiscal Court Authorizing the Execution of a Lease Agreement with the LC Public Corp and KY AOC. The Fiscal Court is also a Public Properties Corporation. The bond payments for the new Lawrence County Judicial building were reviewed by the Court. R.J. Palmer of Compass Municipal Advisors discussed how this would impact the County.

He stated, "The refinancing of the bond that will mature in 2030 will reduce the interest rate from 4.23% to 2.45% resulting in a Net Savings of $421,714. The savings to the County would be $42,171 (10%)." This new interest rate also allows the County to save 57% on the loan rate which was previously negotiated. ( 2.45 / 4.23 )

Motion by Earl Boggs, second by John Lemaster to accept Sheriff's 2015 Unmined Coal Settlement

Motion by Rick Blackburn, second by Earl Boggs to authorize Clerk Chris Jobe to advertise for bids on gravel, blacktop, pipe, fuel, etc.

Motion by Rick Blackburn, second by John Lemaster to approve Personnel Policy and Procedures and Administrative Code

Bid for Blaine Fire Dept. Surplus F 150 to Lynn Spillman for $1,205.00

Motion by John Lemaster, second by Rick Blackburn to allow the County Attorney and the Judge Exec to accept the most appropriate bids for Road Salt (KACO)

Motion by Earl Boggs, second by Rick Blackburn to approve the county sewer system takeover by the City of Louisa. The City will assume the loan through KIA that will be paid off in 4 yrs.

"The County is glad to be out of the sewer business, said judge/executive John Osborne."

Motion by Earl Boggs, second by John Lemaster to approve the increase in Law. Co. Park Rental Rates on tent sites from $15.00 to $20.00 to match the State Rate minimum.

Motion by John Lemaster, second by Morris Howard to appoint John Rose to the Board of Appeals of Assessments.

New Business

Judge Osborne told the court that had just received a letter from FIVCO informing him of the current financial status concerning the FIVCO Regional Landfill (located in Grahn, Ky). The recurring cost monthly is approximately $1,000.00/ month. Each of the 4 counties excluding Greenup would be responsible for $3,000.00 / year. Item was tabled until additional information is available.

The meeting was then adjourned.

 

Lawrence County Fiscal Court

May 16, 2017 

Regular Meeting Agenda

10:00 a.m.

 

  1. Opening Prayer
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Call Meeting to Order
  4. Approve minutes of the April 18, 2017 Regular Meeting 
  5. Approve 1st Reading of Budget Amendment #5
  6. Approve Treasurer’s Request 
  7. Approve Bills
  8. Approve Treasurer’s Report 
  9. Approve 1st Reading of FY 17/18 Budget
  10. Approve Recurring Expenses FY 17/18
  11. Set Salaries FY 17/18
  12. Approve Resolution between LC Fiscal Court Authorizing the Execution of a Lease Agreement with the LC Public Properties Corp. and Ky. AOC
  13. Accept Sheriff’s 2015 Unmined Coal Settlement
  14. Authorize Clerk to advertise for bids on gravel, blacktop, pipe, fuel, etc.
  15. Approve Personnel Policy & Procedures and Administrative Code
  16. Open Bids on Blaine Fire Dept. Surplus
  17. Accept Bids on Road Salt (KACO)
  18. Approve Sewer takeover by the City of Louisa 
  19. Approve LC Park Rental Rates Campsites $20.00
  20. Public comments
  21. Adjourn