Approximately 800 kids came to visit the Louisa Police Department on Halloween night.
The police department would like to thank cadets from the Lawrence County JROTC program for their assistance in handing out the treats. L.E.T. Sgt. Greg Fugitt & L.E.T. Sean Chruchwell. Chief Greg A. FugittLouisa Police Department215 North Main Cross St.Louisa, Ky. 41230ph:606-638-4058fx:606-638-1102www.louisapd.org
Deputy forced to 'taser' suspect after fight;
Ricky L. Chapman, 48, Louisa, KY, was arrested Oct. 26, seven miles south of Louisa at 1883 Hwy. 2037, on charges of Assault 4th Degree (domestic violence), Minor Injury, and Menacing.
According to the police report, Deputy Mark Wheeler responded to said address on a call about a fight. Upon arrival, he spoke to the stepson who said Chapman assaulted him when he tried to stop Chapman from hurting a dog. Also according to the police report, the stepson had multiple abrasions on his face. Upon contact with Chapman, Deputy Wheeler stated that he became irate and violent, telling officer to shoot him, poking himself in the chest with a set of hemostats. Chapman's brother tried to stop him as they struggled. Wheeler said in the report that Chapman was going to hurt him or the brother. He told Chapman to stop, he did not, and Wheeler deployed taser which was effective. Chapman was handcuffed at which point he became irate and violent again, struggling with officer, and had to be further restrained. He stepped on a vent, scraping his ankle and foot. After about 25 minutes, he began to complain with chest pains. He was transported by Net Care to TRMC and was cleared for jail.Billy Gene Vanhorn, 52, Louisa, was arrested Oct. 26, at 311 E. Pike St. in Louisa, KY, and charged with a violation to EPO/DVO. According to the police report, Deputy Wilhite responded to 9 Greenlawn Cemetery Rd. in reference to Vanhorn at said residence, who had been served an EPO. A third party was at residence upon arrival, and stated that she and Vanhorn had been there at residence twice after EPO was served. Upon contact with Vanhorn, he stated the same, of being at residence and around victim twice since EPO service.George Joseph Ramey II, 28, Ft. Gay, WV, was arrested Oct. 26, six miles north of Louisa at 2865 Spankem Br. Rd, and charged with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place 1st Offense. According to the arrest report, Deputy Wilhite responded to said address in reference to a motor vehicle accident involving one vehicle. Officer observed Ramey walking in roadway toward traffic in fog and center of roadway. Officer detected strong odor of alcoholic beverage on subject, manifestly being under the influence of alcohol. Subject was unsteady on his feet, was lethargic and had slurred speech. Ramey was taken into custody due to safety of himself and others. Ramey stated he had several beers before operating a motor vehicle and drove from WV to above location where he wrecked his vehicle and then left on foot to find a family member along roadway to come and get vehicle.Jeremy R. Maxie, 28, Louisa, KY, was arrested Oct. 25 on Meadowbrook Lane in Louisa, KY and charged with Receiving Stolen Property under $10,000. A warrant was served.Kathy J. Wells, 42, Inez, KY, was arrested Oct. 25, eight miles south of Louisa on Old Rt. 23 and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. Subject was served a warrant for underlying charges in Martin County. Bail - $183 cash.
Lawrence Co. Judge/Exec John Osborne
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