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Lawrence County Sheriff's Arrest Report

July 8, 2014


Nickolas Perry, 32, of Genoa, West Virgina was arrested July 6, 2014 for Alcohol Intox in a public place and Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd Degree. 

According to Chief Deputy Mark Wheeler he responded to Yellow Creek Road in Louisa where Perry allegedly had a butcher knife and wanted to harm himself and would not let family around him.  Upon arrival Perry saw officers and took off running. He had to be told multiple times to stop before finally getting down. Officers were in marked cars and uniforms. Perry became compliant with officers. Officers detected odor of alcoholic beverage about person, manifestly under influence of alcohol and lethargic. He said he had drank beers and denied wanting to harm self or doing so.

William Chafin, 28, of Louisa was arrested July 2, 2014 for Theft by Unlawful Taking/ Shoplifting under $500. Officer also served warrant.

Micheal Jude, 50, of Lovely was arrested July 1, 2014 at Yatesville Lake for AI and Possession of a controlled substance in second degree. Also Deputy Jackson served warrant for underlying charges for Martin District Court.

Charles Ferguson, 39, of Dunlow, West Virgina was arrested July 1, 2014 for Alcohol Intox in a Public Place first and second offense and Officer served Bench Warrant.

Louisa City Council


July 08, 2014--7:00 PM

Louisa City Hall


  1. Call to order.
  2. Pledge of allegiance and prayer.
  3. Amendment to Ordinance 12-04, “ordinance relating to establishing a Board of Parks, Playground, Recreation, and Leisure.
  4. Louisa Police Department.
  5. Louisa Fire Department.
  6. Louisa Street & Sanitation Department.
  7. Louisa Water & Sewer Department.
  8. Whole sale water rates.
  9. Louisa Swimming Pool.
  10. Personnel policy.
  11. City of Louisa Budget FY 2014-2015.
  12. W & S FY 2014-2015.
  13. Audience comments.
  14. Executive session.
  15. Adjourn.


July 3, 2014

Jobe attends Clerks' Conference; is elected 1st Vice President of Ky. County Clerk's Assn...

By Catrina Vargo

Louisa KY -- Lawrence County Court Clerk, Chris Jobe, attended the Annual Spring Conference of the Kentucky County Clerks' Association last month in Lexington, KY, where he participated in several training sessions.

Some of the seminars included election updates, motor vehicle licensing, record retention for computers, retirement and pensions, and election updates.

While at the conference, Jobe was elected 1st Vice President of the Kentucky County Clerks Association and will begin serving as such in December of this year.

Clerks attending the conference receive training credit toward their continuing education.
Jobe said the training provided by the conference is vey helpful and necessary in order to keep up with all the changes within the state.

Jobe has served as County Clerk for Lawrence County since 2003.

For more information on the Kentucky County Clerks' Association, contact Bill May at 502-227-2922.

July 1, 2014;

Commonwealth Attorney expected to file for death penalty in Uhlmann case; report date set for Sept. 26...

By Catrina Vargo

Anna melvinLouisa, KY -- Aaron Uhlmann, 43, a Webbbille man indicted on murder and kidnapping charges in April of this year on a domestic violence incident involving his wife, Jennifer Priddy, will report for court on Sept. 26.  The report date was set during Lawrence County Circuit Court, Friday, June 27.

According to the indictment, Uhlmann knowingly and unlawfully restrained Priddy with the intent to inflict bodily injury and/or to terrorize the victim.  The indictment says that Priddy died from serious physical injuries suffered as a result of the kidnapping.

Uhlmann was arrested in December, 2013 on the assault charge involving Priddy, and was first indicted in January on kidnapping and robbery charges in the same incident, when he allegedly stole a truck from a man, and forced him to drive toward a neighboring county.  

The murder charge was added after Priddy died.

Commonwealth Attorney, Anna Melvin, is expected to file notice that the Commonwealth will seek the death penalty for Uhlmann, although formal documents have not yet been filed.

LPD's new officers graduate from Criminal Justice Basic Training;

L to R, LPD Chief Greg Fugitt, Ptl Hunter James, Ptl Julius Musick and Louisa mayor Ted Preston

Two of Louisa’s newest officers, Ptl. Hunter James & Ptl. Julius Musick, graduated today from the Department Criminal Justice Basic Training Class #455. Having completed the 18 week, 768 hour law enforcement basic course both will ready for the street after they finish a 8 week Field Training Program where they will be supervised by senior Louisa officers.

Ptl. James received two of the four awards for his class, first award was the “Coordinators Award” for his outstanding performance and ideal attitude throughout the entire academy. His second award was the “Outstanding Performance Award for Physical Fitness”. Chief Fugit stated “I am very proud of both these officers and look forward to getting more officers on the streets.”

New LPD Ptl Hunter James, center,  received two of the four awards for his class