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EARLY NORNING CRASH NEAR SENIOR APARTMENTS

Louisa Police Department received a call from the manager at the Louisa Senior Apartments of a vehicle in the ditch behind their office. Upon arrival Chief Greg Fugitt located a 1996 Green Ford Taurus registered to Delbert Fitzpatrick, a resident of the apartment complex

On March 2, 2016 at 09:22 am the Louisa Police Department received a call from the manager at the Louisa Senior Apartments of a vehicle in the ditch behind their office.

Upon arrival Chief Greg Fugitt located a 1996 Green Ford Taurus registered to Delbert Fitzpatrick, a resident of the apartment complex. Upon further investigation, Chief Fugitt found out that Fitzpatrick had been cited for Criminal Trespassing at 02:30am that morning by Deputy Dwayne Bowen of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department.

According to Dep. Bowen citation, Fitzpatrick was sitting inside the unlocked dialysis center suffering from an apparent medical condition.

Dep. Bowen requested EMS to transport Mr. Fitzpatrick to TRMC for treatment. During the investigation it was discovered that Mr. Fitzpatrick while apparently driving became ill and drove his vehicle upon the sidewalk of Louisa Senior Apartments then into the ditch behind the office, one other vehicle had reported minor damage where Fitzpatrick had struck it while entering the sidewalk.

Chief Fugitt stated that no further charges will be added.

 MARCH 1, 2016

MARCH 01, 2016 -- There was a delay in reporting of arrests in Lawrence county this week due eo a slow a slow period in the mid to latter part of February. There were nine people taken into custody from February 16th to the 23rd, mostly for individuals turning themselves in to serve "weekend sentences" from guilty pleas. From February 24th to February 29th, a total of 16 arrests were made.

 

Jason ClarkJohn M. FitchJason B. Clark, 33. of Otway, Ohio; turned himself in on February 16, 2016 at 5:03 P.M to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve jail time for: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

John M. Fitch, 36, of Louisa, was arrested February 16, 2016 at 7:03 P.M., by Sergeant Ed Cordle of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • SERVING TWO BENCH WARRANTS FOR COURT

ashley MaynardAshley Maynard, 26, of Louisa, was arrested February 19, 2016 at 11:26 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department,, and was charged with: • SERVING WARRANT (FOR OTHER POLICE AGENCY), • 2 RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER/$10,000.

 

 


Stephen R CopleyStephen R. Copley, 41, of Louisa, was arrested February 20, 2016 at 11:00 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department,, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE U/NDERINFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 2ND OFFENSE, • LEAVING SCENE OF ACCIDENT-FAILURE TO RENDER AID OR ASSISTANCE, • FAILURE TO REPORT TRAFFIC ACCIDENT.



 

Bethia F. Stump

 

Bethla F. Stump, 34, of Louisa was arrested February 21, 2016 at 10:19 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • SERVING WARRANT (FOR OTHER POLICE AGENCY).

 

 

Cole May

 

Cole Frederick May, 32, of Louisa, turned himself in on February 22, 2016 at 2:54 P.M to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve jail time for: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

Haleigh Taylor, 20, of Louisa, Haleigh Taylor turned herself in on February 23, 2016 at 12:22 P.M to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve jail time for: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.




Adamm Detuuno, 20, of Louisa, turned himself in on February 23, 2016 at 12:30 P.M to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve jail time for: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

Joel D. StevensJoel D. Stevens, 58, of Louisa, was arrested on February 23, 2016 at 5:55 P.M. by trooper Bradley Couch of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE) 3RD OFFENSE, • DRIVING DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE - 1ST OFF (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE).


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Sandra Lee BowenSandra Lee Bowen, 53, of Louisa, was arrested on February 24, 2016 at 12:01 P.M., by deputy Rodney Lycans of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (> OR = 10 D.U. DRUG UNSPECIFIED), • KNOW FRAUDULENTLY USE ID CARD OR ELECTRONIC CODE FOR BENEFITS.



 

Taleka SescoTaleka S. Sesco, 32, of Louisa, was arrested on February 24, 2016 at 2:30 P.M. by officer Billy Slone of the Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole, and was charged with: • PROBATION VIOLATION (FOR FELONY OFFENSE).


 

 

Jeremy P. SmithJeremy P. Smith, 36, of Louisa, was arrested on February 24, 2016 at 2:43 P.M. by officer Billy Slone of the Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole, and was charged with: • PROBATION VIOLATION (FOR FELONY OFFENSE).

 

 

Patrick K. WilliamsonPatrick K. Williamson, 45, of Louisa, was arrested on February 24, 2016 at 4:30 P.M., by Sergeant Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • FUGITIVE FROM ANOTHER STATE - WARRANT REQUIRED.

 

 

Paul WilliamsPaul Williams, 26, of Columbus, Ohio; was arrested on February 26, 2016 at 1:51 P.M., by deputy Rodney Lycans of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:
• THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION ALL OTHERS UNDER/$500.

 

 

Amber DossAmber Doss, 26, of Fort Gay, West Virginia; turned herself in on February 26, 2016 at 5:27 P.M to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve jail time for: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

Melissa Chaffin ThompsonMelissa R. Chaffin Thompson, 39, of Louisa, was arrested February 26, 2016 at 5:28 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • SERVING WARRANT (FOR OTHER POLICE AGENCY).



 

Margarett M. MeekMargaret M. Meek, 29, of Tudor Key, Kentucky; was arrested on February 26, 2016 at 7:51 P.M., by deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 (AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCE) 1ST OFFENSE.

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Stacy ZeitersStacy Zeiters, 33, of Louisa, was arrested on February 26, 2016 at 8:12 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE (COCAINE), • MENACING, • RESISTING ARREST, • ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE (1ST & 2ND OFFENSE).



 

William O. King

 

William O. King, 56, of Lomansville, Kentucky; was arrested on February 27, 2016 at 12:15 A.M., by trooper Bryan Layne of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with:
• TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.

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Adam Fletcher

 

Adam Fletcher, 33, of Louisa, was arrested on February 27, 2016 at 12:20 A.M., by trooper Bryan Layne of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER/$10,000.

 

 

Justin W. KirkJustin W. Kirk, 20, of Lomansville, Kentucky; was arrested on February 27, 2016 at 12:24 A.M., by trooper Bryan Layne of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, • WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE-POLICE OFFICER, • CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, 1ST DEGREE.



 

Sharon KingSharon King, 51, of Lomansville, Kentucky; was arrested on February 27, 2016 at 12:10 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.

 

 

Christina R. SalyersChristina R. Salyers, 32, of Richmond, Kentucky; was arrested February 28, 2016 at 12:18 A.M., by patrolman officer Julius Musick of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:
• SERVING PAROLE VIOLATION WARRANT

 

 

 

Wayne A ReynoldsWayne A. Reynolds, 23, of Louisa, was arrested on February 29, 2016 at 12:24 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.



 

 

Dianie LemastersDianie Marie Lemasters, 51, of Louisa, was arrested on February 29, 2016 at 2:35 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:
• TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (> OR = 10 D.U. DRUG UNSPECIFIED), • TRAFFICKING IN MARIJUANA ( LESS THAN 8 OZ.) 1ST OFFENSE, • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESSION.

 FEBRUARY 22, 2016

Lawrence Co. Attorney Mike Hogan urges all those who have delinquent child support bills to pay them as soon as possible. This is the second time Hogan has published the list. He said the last time he posted one in September 2015 the results were very good with one payment of more than $20,000 being made along with many others.

ACTIVE WARRANTS FOR CHILD SUPPORT

THOMAS GROSS OF ALBANY, KY $2,112.50

BRANDON BURCHETT OF LOUISA, KY $3,690.67

CARSON GORDON OF ROCK HILL, SC 10,226.19

GEORGE BROWN OF ASHLAND, KY $5,429.78

RODNEY MCDOWELL OF SANY HOOK, KY $29,082.78

DAVID THACKER OF PIKEVILLE, KY $11,735.96

ELIZABETH ROBERTSON OF INEZ, KY $681.40

KELLY FLETCHER OF LOUSA, KY $12,758.25

TIMOTHY FOLEY OF GULSTON, KY $12,682.71

MARK WEST OF BLAINE, KY $10,038.46

JOSHUA CLINE OBETZ, OH $4,374.58

ELIZABETH TWISS OF CATLETTSBURG, KY $28,216.20

MICHAEL WILKS OF LOUISA, KY $4,848.00

TEDDY ADKINS OF FORT GAY, WV $24,645.17

DAWN BARKER OF GENEVA, OH $19,432.69

DANNY LOWE OF PHELPS, KY $3,048.20

BRANDON GAMBLE OF LOUISA, KY $4,151.00

AMANDA DUNLAP OF BROOMFIELD, CO $12,947.59

AARON GOBLE OF WARFIELD, KY $8,837.43

CHARLES DEFOE OF LOUISA, KY $5,006.24

JEREMY KING OF MARTIN, KY $2,500.00

STEPHANIE BOYD OF LOUISA, KY $7,521.09

CURTIS ROWE OF LEXINGTON, KY $7,772.85

CHARLES KOENIG OF WEST UNION, OH $10,552.00

CHRISTOPH WITHROW OF ASHLAND, KY $18,900.25

LEWIS FORD OF SOUTH POINT, OH $20,244.81

BOBBY RATLIFF OF WEBBVILLE, KY $29,509.33

LARRY DOTSON OF RANSOM, KY $14,673.00

JIM FANNIN OF HUNTINGTON, WV $65,168.59

ROY JUDE OF PRICHARD, WV $1,408.24

MICKEY FYFFE OF BLAINE, KY $6,497.70

MICKEY FYFFE OF BLAINE, KY $1,854.63

JOHN FITCH OF LOUISA, KY $4,174.00

ALISHA MILLER OF MAZIE, KY $900.00

CRYSTAL JAMES OF WEBBVILLE, KY $4,807.54

MARK LEAKE OF CHESTERFIELD, VA $4,838.00

MELINDA WALLACE OF LOUISA, KY $2,100.00

RICHARD NAPIER OF COLUMBUS, OH $1,935.96

CHARLES BAYS OF GREENUP, KY $10,670.00

RANDALL CARLEY OF FORT GAY, WV $5,152.00

CHARLES JOBE OF CATLETTSBURG, KY $36,829.81

BRIAN TACKETT OF WARSAW, IN $19,127.41

BURL WALLER OF BOONS CAMP, KY $1,990.00

JOHN MOORE OF WEBBVILLE, KY $5,606.41

CRYSTAL JAMES OF WEBBVILLE, KY $792.38

MICHAEL MAYNARD OF LOUISA, KY $4,272.96

ALFORD DARNELL OF LOUISA, KY $6,222.82

ROBERT DILLON OF WAYNE WV $16,295.37

RICHARD PARKER OF LUBBOCK, TX $12,084.67

FONDA HESSON OF LOUISA, KY $3,420.00

KEVIN YOUNG OF LOUISA, KY $18,354.00

JOREL FOUNTAIN OF NAVARRE, FL $1,454.52

JOHN SPILLMAN OF LOUISA, KY $24,101.23

JESSE DICKSON OF BELTON, TX $7,195.09

ALFORD DARNELL OF LOUISA, KY $2,212.00

CHRISTOPHER HOWELL OF SYDNEY, KY $15,135.16

WAYNE HAMILTON OF LOUISA, KY $18,120.84

MATTHEW MULLINS OF LEROY, WV $1,020.00

JOSEPH LOWELL OF LOUISA, KY $1,162.44

GREGORY MITCHELL OF LOUISA, KY $10,684.01

GREGORY MITCHELL OF LOUISA, KY $2,734.39

GREGORY A. KEATON OF MARTHA, KY $23,527.35

KEVIN DIXON OF BLAINE, KY $3,057.74

ERNEST R. DANIELS OF CATLETTSBURG, KY $1,656.00

PAUL J. JONES OF LOUISA, KY $18,680.00

BRIAN E WAGES OF GRAYSON, KY $2,219.42

TERRY W. PHILLIPS OF COLUMBUS, OH $513.80

Chief Justice: Cuts would hurt courts  

Minton says cuts would close courtsOffering a “clear and sober warning,” Kentucky’s Supreme Court chief justice warned Tuesday that budget cuts pro­posed by Gov. Matt Bevin would cripple the court system statewide.

Just to enact the 4.5 percent cuts Bev­in has proposed for the current fiscal year that ends June 30, the courts “likely would have to shut down the entire court system for approximately three weeks,” John Minton Jr. told a house budget sub­committee.

“It is simply not possible for the judi­cial branch to cut 4.5 percent, $9 million, from our general fund in the current fis­cal year,” Minton told the panel.

Further, cuts of 9 percent in each of the next two fiscal years would result in “massive reductions in the workforce” and Minton said other justice initiatives “would be jeopardized by a crippled court system.”

Minton is the latest among a parade of witnesses who have warned about Bev­in’s proposed deep cuts to public universities, schools K-12, human services and other areas.

Minton’s comments appeared to alarm members of the committee that oversees the judiciary budget, including chairman Rep. Kevin Sinnette, an Ash­land Democrat.

“I’m very scared,” Sinnette said. “I’m really struggling with the budget.” The proposed cuts to the court system also got the attention of House Speaker Greg Stumbo, who told reporters Tues­day he expects the House will try to limit the reductions to the judiciary.

“I don’t believe we’ve ever had a situa­tion where the courts would have to close for weeks on end,” said Stumbo, a Pres­tonsburg Democrat. “That’s just unac­ceptable.”

Stumbo said the solution for the court system budget it to “put more money in it,” which he expects the House will do as it drafts its version of the state two-year spending plan. 

Senate President Robert Stivers, a Manchester Republican, said Tuesday he was not familiar with Minton’s testimony earlier in the day. 

“I think we have to be aware of it and look at it,” he said. 

Minton told the committee Tuesday that the court system has endured repeated rounds of cuts since the recession began in 2008 and has little left to cut and continue to keep the courts functioning. Bevin has said the cuts are necessary to free up funds for the state’s deeply underfunded public pension system. 

But Minton said the court system has been cut so deeply it can’t sustain any more. 

Since 2008, the court budget has been cut nearly in half and has lost 10 percent of the workforce to layoffs and attrition. The judicial branch has exhausted any reserves it had, he said. 

“We’re a lean branch of government with no more fat to cut and losing 9 percent of our budget for the next two years would potentially decimate our ability to meet our statutory obligations,” Minton said.

By Deborah Yetter
The Courier-Journal

 

Foul play now suspected in Fannin's disappearance

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The search for a missing Martin County man continues into a fourth month, with still no sign of what happened to him being missing since mid-December, as his family has substantially increased a reward for information on his whereabouts.

According to the Martin County Sheriff's Office, family members of William "Scottie" Fannin, 37 of Milo in Martin County say they last saw him on December 10, 2015, when he was seen around his home along Dick Fannin Lane.

The search has been non-stop by family members and authorities. Search crews and search dogs have also been used in the search. Milo Lake was even drained because the dogs picked up a scent, but that search ended the same as all the others, with no sign of Fannin.

Law enforcement authorities now believe that foul play could be involved in his disappearance.

Scottie Fannin’s family has increased their reward money to $5,000 for any information that leads to his whereabouts.

If anyone has any information to provide to officials, you are asked to contact the Martin County Sheriff's Office at (606) 298 – 2828.