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ARRESTS WERE AT SLIGHTLY ABOVE THE NORMAL WEEKLY AVERAGE IN LAWRENCE COUNTY, DUE TO WARRANTS THAT WERE OUT VIA A HIGH NUMBER OF INDICTMENTS HANDED DOWN FROM THE MOST RECENT GRAND JURY.

FOR THE SURROUNDING AREA COUNTIES, ARRESTS WERE SLIGHTLY BELOW AVERAGE IN THE LAST WEEK,. 

From 12:01 A.M., October 12, 2016 to 11:59 P.M., October 18, 2016; 81 arrested individuals were brought into the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky.  Out of the 81 arrested individuals brought to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in this last seven day period of October 12 to 18, 15 arrests were from Lawrence County. 

In the previous twelve day period from September 30 to October 4, 131 arrested individuals brought to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center. Out of the 131 arrested individuals brought to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in that previous twelve day period of September 30 to October 11, 19 arrests were from Lawrence County. 

The number of people booked each day from October 12 thru October 18 at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville was as the following: WEDNESDAY-OCTOBER 12: 12, THURSDAY-OCTOBER 13: 15, FRIDAY-OCTOBER 14: 13, SATURDAY-OCTOBER 15: 15, SUNDAY-OCTOBER 16: FIVE, MONDAY-OCTOBER 17: 10, TUESDAY-OCTOBER 18: 11.

Those fifteen individuals arrested in Lawrence County in the past seven days are the following:

 

Amanda GrimAmanda Sue Grim, 34, of Louisa, was arrested on October 14, 2016, at 4:06 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with via a grand jury indictment: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION ALL OTHERS $500 OR MORE BUT UNDER/$10,000. • PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER II,  • POSSESSION OF FIREARM BY CONVICTED FELON.

 

 

 

james R. Lewis James Randy Lewis, 30, of Webbville, Kentucky; was arrested on October 14, 2016, at 11:46 P.M., by deputy Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:  • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION ALL OTHERS $500 OR MORE BUT UNDER/$10,000. 

 

 

 

Sammie PackSammie Pack, 53, of Louisa, was arrested on October 14, 2016, at 11:36 P.M., by deputy Mack Wilhite, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with via a grand jury indictment: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

 

 

William D. CurtisWilliam D. Curtis, 32, of Lexington, Kentucky; was arrested on October 15, 2016, at 10:35 A.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

 

 

 

Angelica SavageAngelica Savage, 47 of Louisa, was arrested on October 15, 2016, at 10:43 A.M., by patrolman officer Steven Wilburn, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, • LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION, • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 (AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCE) 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

Broferick Cyrus

Broderick N, Cyrus, 39, of Louisa, was arrested on October 15, 2016, at 5:18 P.M., by trooper Forrest Newsome of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

 

 

 

Austin HensonAustin Henson, 22, of Grayson, Kentucky; was arrested on October 15, 2016, at 11:46 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: #1 ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE (1ST & 2ND OFFENSE).

 

 

 

 

Kerry L. HendersonKerry L. Henderson, 31, of Lexington, Kentucky; was arrested on October 16, 2016, at 1:46 A.M., by deputy Mack Wilhite, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

 

 

 

Christopher Neal WrightChristopher Neal Wright, 34, of Salyersville, Kentucky; was arrested on October 17, 2016, at 4:34 P.M., by deputy Chuck Jackson, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCLUDES ALCOHOL).

 

 

 

 

Douglas Wright, Jr.Douglas Wright Jr., 40, of Salyersville, Kentucky; was arrested on October 17, 2016, at 4:45 P.M., by deputy Chuck Jackson, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCLUDES ALCOHOL).

 

 

 

Douglas StephensDouglas Stephens, 36, of Louisa, was arrested on October 17, 2016, at 10:29 P.M., by deputy Mason Keefer, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with via a grand jury indictment: • KNOW FRAUDULENTLY USE ID CARD OR ELECTRONIC CODE FOR BENEFITS (2 SEPARATE COUNTS), • FAIL TO REPORT CHANGE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE BENEFITS, along with the charges from the traffic stop: • FAILURE OF NON-OWNER OPERATOR TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY 1ST OFFENSE, • FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS.

 

 

Kristina StephensKristina Stephens, 38, of Louisa, was arrested on October 17, 2016, at 10:29 P.M., by deputy Mason Keefer, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with via a grand jury indictment: • KNOW FRAUDULENTLY USE ID CARD OR ELECTRONIC CODE FOR BENEFITS (2 SEPARATE COUNTS).

 

 

 

Angela KelseyAngela Kelsey, 37, of Louisa, was arrested on October 17, 2016, at 10:29 P.M., by deputy Mason Keefer, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with • ASSAULT, 2ND DEGREE.

 

 

 

 

Christoper J. BordersChristopher J. Borders, 44, of Louisa, was arrested on October 18, 2016, at 10:13 A.M., by deputy Chuck Jackson, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with via a grand jury indictment: • WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE, • TERRORISTIC THREATENING, 3RD DEGREE.

 

 

Chris JobeMark,  In house abesentee voting will begin Saturday October 15th in the office. In house voting is for voters who will be out of town on election day. Voting will be during office hours. 

Thanks,

Chris

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continues to modernize issuance system

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 12, 2016) – Kentucky’s request for a one-year extension to come into compliance with federal regulations known as REAL ID was denied today by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The denial of the extension comes in spite of recent documented progress the state has made to further enhance the security of its driver’s license and ID card issuance system. Despite the denial, Kentucky will continue efforts to modernize its system of issuance for these credentials.

“It’s disappointing that the federal government is basically turning a blind eye to recent progress we’ve made in improving our systems,” said John-Mark Hack, commissioner of the Department of Vehicle Regulation. “All Kentuckians should be aware that the immediate impact of this decision will not be felt by the vast majority of Kentuckians. We can still use our driver licenses and state ID cards to visit the Social Security offices, Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities, federal courts houses and to apply for federal benefits like Medicare.”

On Aug. 31, 2016, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) requested a one-year extension to continue progress toward REAL ID compliance. A revised extension request was submitted on Sept. 29, 2016 outlining the state’s progress on previously unmet provisions and regulations.

The delay in reaching compliance is a culmination of starts and stops at the federal and state level. The act was passed by Congress in 2005 by the 9/11 Commission but regulations were not published until January 2008. The former administration had eight years to reach compliance. In 2009, the House voted 100-0 to halt the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet from pursuing REAL ID compliance. Gov. Matt Bevin vetoed Senate Bill 245 to allow time to investigate the implications of REAL ID after hearing public opposition.

Kentucky is compliant with most of the provisions necessary to be deemed REAL ID compliant. The main area of non-compliance is related to the state’s current system of issuance. Kentucky has a highly decentralized model that allows residents to obtain a driver’s license or ID card over the counter at one of 144 Circuit Court Clerk Office locations. This created challenges in meeting REAL ID provisions that require every issuance facility to meet costly security standards.

Jodie ParsleyLawrence County Circuit Clerk Jodie Parsley:

“...My main concern is for the citizens of Lawrence County and the affect this will have on them. This press release states that Kentuckians will be able to board domestic flights until January 22, 2018 with their current Driver’s license or identification card.  In my opinion, this will be the biggest concern to most.  However, as of January 10, 2017, we will still have the possibility that some federal facilities will not accept Kentucky driver’s licenses and identification cards to gain entry. I will be going to the Transportation Cabinet later this month for a meeting on this same issue and hope to be given some concrete answers for the immediate future.”

--Jodi Parsley

 

Lawrence County Fiscal Court

October 18, 2016 

Regular Meeting Agenda

 10:00 a.m.

  1.   Opening Prayer
  2.   Pledge of Allegiance
  3.   Call Meeting to Order
  4.   Approve minutes of the September 20, 2016 Regular Meeting
  5.   Approve minutes of the September 30, 2016 Special Meeting 
  6.   Approve 2nd Reading of Budget Amendment # 1 
  7.   Approve Treasurers Request
  8.   Approve Bills
  9.   Accept Treasurer’s Report 
  10.   Award Bid on Bridges
  11.   Discuss Heavy Truck Ordinance
  12.   Appoint Member to LC Recreation Board
  13.   Public Comments 
  14.   Adjourn

October 12, 2016

 

11 arrested in Lawrence County this week


ARRESTS WERE AT AROUND THE NORMAL WEEKLY AVERAGE IN LAWRENCE COUNTY, WITH THIS WEEK'S INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE ARRESTED BEING CHARGED WITH UNUSUALLY MORE SEVERE CRIMINAL OFFENSES THAN NORMAL.

BUT FOR THE SURROUNDING AREA COUNTIES, ARRESTS HAVE PLUNGED ONCE AGAIN IN THE LAST WEEK, TO ABOUT HALF THE USUAL AVERAGE FROM EARLIER IN THE YEAR.  

BUT YET AT 7 A.M. WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 12, THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER IS AT BEYOND MAXIMUM CAPACITY. THE BSRDC IS DESIGNED TO HOLD 225 INMATES. AS OF THE MOMENT OF THIS WRITING THERE ARE 232 INMATES.

From 12:01 A.M., October 5, 2016 to 11:59 P.M., October 11, 2016; 66 arrested individuals were brought into the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. In the previous five day period from September 30 to October 4, there 65 arrested individuals brought to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.

Jail arrests numbers earlier this year were averaging totaling 90 to 120 suspects per week being brought to the BSRDC.

Out of the 66 arrested individuals brought to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in this last seven day period of October 5 to 11, 11 arrests were from Lawrence County. In the previous five period, out of the 65 arrested individuals brought to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, there were 8 arrests from Lawrence County.

Those eleven individuals arrested in Lawrence County in the past seven days are the following:

James MullettJames Arthur Mullett, 33, of Louisa, was arrested on October 5, 2016, at 11:11 A.M., by deputy Karl Adkins, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

 


Christopher Mullett Christopher Paul Mullett, 37, of Louisa, was arrested on October 5, 2016, at 11:16 A.M., by deputy Rodney Lycans, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

 

 

Rita WallerRita Waller, 50, of Hamlin, West Virginia, was arrested on October 7, 2016, at 2:50 A.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 


Devon Perry Devon Perry, 19, of Louisa, was arrested on October 7, 2016, at 2:56 A.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • ROBBERY, 1ST DEGREE.

 

 

 

Anthony BartAnthony Bart, 19, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky; was arrested on October 7, 2016, at 3:00 A.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • ROBBERY, 1ST DEGREE.

 

 

 

Devon SloneDevin Slone, 18, of Louisa, was arrested on October 7, 2016, at 5:38 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

 


Chrystal WheelerCrystal G. Wheeler, 39, of Louisa, was arrested on October 8, 2016, at 11:41 A.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • SPEEDING 26 MPH OR > SPEED LIMIT, • NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, • NO REGISTRATION PLATES, • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE, • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS, • PRESCRIPTION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NOT IN PROPER CONTAINER 1ST OFFENSE, • FAILURE OF NON-OWNER OPERATOR TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE, • POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA.

 

 

Glen FedleyGlen Fedley, 39, of Tallahassee, Florida; was arrested on October 8, 2016, at 6:15 P.M., by trooper Brian Layne, of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE) 1ST OFFENSE, • OPERATING ATV ON ROADWAY, • OPERATING ATV W/O HEADGEAR 16 OR > - PUBLIC PROPERTY, • FAILURE OF OWNER TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE, • NO REGISTRATION PLATES, • NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, • NO OPERATORS-MOPED LICENSE, • UNAPPROVED OR NO EYE PROTECTIVE DEVICE(MOTORCYCLE), • ALL OTHER TRAFFIC OFFENSES NOT LISTED, • NO HORN, • IMPROPER OR NO WINDSHIELD, • REGULATION & TITLE REQUIREMENTS VEHICLE NOT OPERATING ON HIGHWAY.

Fedley's arrest was the first arrest made by any KSP officer in Lawrence County since August 23.

 


Joseph McCoyJoseph McCoy, 19, of Louisa, was arrested on October 9, 2016, at 4:22 A.M., by patrolman officer Julius Musick of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

 

 


Jeffery BakerJeffery Baker, 39, of Blaine, Kentucky; was arrested on October 10, 2016, at 9:42 P.M., by deputy Chuck Jackson, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE,  • TERRORISTIC THREATENING, 3RD DEGREE.

 

 

 

Jessica BlevinsJessica Blevins, 33, of Huntington, West Virginia; was arrested on October 11, 2016, at 2:15 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler, of the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, and was charged with: • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE (COCAINE), [TWO SEPARATE COUNTS] • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA; USE, POSSESSION, 1ST OFFENSE.