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November 15, 2016

Unmined minerals taxes not transferred properly by sheriff's office, auditor says

Sheriff Garrett RobertsFRANKFORT, Ky. – State Auditor Mike Harmon today released the audit of the sheriff’s settlement – 2014 taxes for Lawrence County Sheriff Garrett Roberts. State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account, and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

The sheriff’s financial statement fairly presents the taxes charged, credited and paid for the period April 16, 2014 through April 15, 2015 in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting. As part of the audit process, the auditor must comment on non-compliance with laws, regulations, contracts and grants. The auditor must also comment on material weaknesses involving the internal control over financial operations and reporting. The audit contains the following comments:

Receipts were not deposited daily.

Funds are not deposited daily. For example, during the month of January, deposits were made on five days of the month. Also, we discovered two instances of late unmined coal deposits. An unmined coal deposit in the amount of $8,395 dated May 29, 2015 was not deposited until July 7, 2015, and another unmined coal deposit in the amount of $86,013 dated October 16, 2015 was not deposited until November 3, 2015. It appears the sheriff often holds several deposits and then takes them to the bank rather than making daily deposits. Further, policies and procedures are not in place to ensure that tax receipts are deposited daily. Undeposited receipts are susceptible to misappropriation or theft. Such occurrences could materially affect the financial statements. Under the authority of KRS 68.210, the Department for Local Government has established requirements for all local government officials handling public funds. These requirements include “daily deposits intact into a federally insured banking institution.” We recommend that the sheriff implement policies and procedures to ensure that tax receipts are deposited intact daily.

Sheriff’s response: Policy will be put in place.

Certificates of delinquency were not promptly transferred to the county clerk’s office.

Certificates of delinquency for unmined coal taxes were not promptly transferred to the county clerk’s office. The sheriff neglected to perform this duty. Unmined coal tax collections began April 1, 2015, and became delinquent May 31, 2015 and should have been transferred on September, 15, 2015. However, the delinquent unmined coal transfer was not completed until February 23, 2016. The delay in transferring the delinquent unmined coal certificates to the county clerk meant that the taxpayers were unable to pay the delinquent bills during that time period. The delinquent bills were also incurring interest charges during that time period that the taxpayer would be responsible for paying. KRS 134.122(1)(a) states that the sheriff shall file all delinquent tax claims remaining in his possession with the county clerk within three months and fifteen days from the date the taxes were due. According to KRS 134.122(1)(d), the noncompliance also holds the sheriff liable on his bond for the aggregate amount of the tax claims not filed with the clerk. We recommend the sheriff turn the delinquent unmined coal tax bills over to the county clerk timely.

Sheriff’s response: No response.

The sheriff did not remit payments to taxing districts timely.

Unmined coal taxes collected totaling $137,075 were collected beginning in April 2015. The sheriff collected unmined coal taxes through July 2015 but did not prepare monthly reports as required and did not distribute to the taxing districts until March 2016. Also, franchise taxes in the amount of $447,392 collected in July 2015 were not paid out to the taxing districts until April 2016. In addition to these late payments, six out of seven months of collections were not delivered to the districts on time. These checks were dated beyond the 10th of the month following the month of collections, and it appears they were held and not delivered or mailed until weeks later. By not preparing and delivering checks to the districts on time, the county, school, and other taxing districts were not able to use funds totaling $584,467. These taxing districts rely on the timely receipt of tax revenues, and their budgets and cash flows were negatively affected. KRS 134.191(1) requires the sheriff to provide monthly reports by the tenth day of each month to the taxing districts. KRS 134.191(3) requires the sheriff to pay the taxing districts all funds that were collected during the period covered by the report. Pursuant to KRS 134.191, any sheriff failing to pay over taxes collected as required by law shall be subject to a penalty of one percent (1%) for each thirty (30) day period or fraction thereof that the payment is not made, plus interest at the tax interest rate provided in KRS 131.183 on such amounts. The governing body of a county, the department, or the other district for which the sheriff collects taxes, in its settlement with the sheriff, shall charge him or her with such penalties and interest. We recommend the sheriff prepare monthly reports for all taxes collected and pay the taxing districts timely in the future.

Sheriff’s response: No response.

The sheriff did not remit interest payments to the school and fee account monthly. The sheriff did not distribute interest earned on tax collections to the school or the fee account on a monthly basis. The sheriff earned $2,547 in interest on his 2014 tax account, and only paid it to the school and fee account for the months of October and November. Policies and procedures are not currently in place to ensure that interest earned from tax collection deposits is paid to the school district and fee account timely. Failure to distribute interest earnings monthly results in a noncompliance. Based on the amount of interest earned and after factoring in what the sheriff has already paid for October and November, the sheriff still owes $942 to the school district and $1,024 to the fee account. The sheriff should distribute the investment earnings at the same time as monthly tax collections. KRS 134.140(2) requires the sheriff to pay monthly “that part of the investment earnings for the month which are attributable to the investment of school taxes.” According to KRS 134.140(4), the balance of investment income should be paid to the sheriff’s operating account. We recommend the sheriff comply with KRS 134.140 by remitting the interest due to the school and fee account on a monthly basis.

Sheriff’s response: No response.

The sheriff’s office lacks adequate segregation of duties. The sheriff’s office lacks adequate segregation of duties. Inadequate segregation of duties allows one person to have a significant role in processing and recording receipts and disbursements which would increase the risk of undetected misappropriation of assets and inaccurate financial reporting.

The sheriff’s bookkeeper collected payments from customers, recorded transactions in the ledgers, prepared deposits, and reconciled the bank account. Internal control duties should be segregated to decrease the risk of misappropriation of assets, errors, and inaccurate financial reporting to external agencies. The sheriff could implement some compensating controls such as comparing the daily checkout sheet to the receipts ledger and the bank deposit. Although they do not eliminate the lack of adequate segregation of duties, compensating controls do decrease the risk present in the absence of proper segregation of duties. We recommend the same person not perform multiple accounting functions, and if the duties cannot be segregated, strong oversight over the employee’s work should be provided and documented. Sheriff’s response: No response. The sheriff’s responsibilities include collecting property taxes, providing law enforcement and performing services for the county fiscal court and courts of justice. The sheriff’s office is funded through statutory commissions and fees collected in conjunction with these duties. The audit report can be found on the auditor’s website.

 Fiscal court monthly meeting

Lawrence County Fiscal Court 

 Agenda

November 15th, 2016

10:00 am

 

  1. Opening Prayer

  2. Pledge of Allegiance

  3. Call Meeting to Order

  4. Approve minutes of the October 18th, 2016 Meeting

  5. Approve Treasurer’s Request

  6. Approve Bills

  7. Approve Treasurer’s Report

  8. Approve Sheriff’s 2017 Budget

  9. Approve Sheriff’s Bonds

  10. Approve Sheriff’s State Advancement

  11. Approve Deputies Maximum Salary

  12. Open Bids on Blaine Fire Trucks 

  13. Authorize Clerk to Advertise Surplus Property

  14. Approve Agreement and Resolution Between Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Dept. of Highways and Lawrence County Fiscal Court for $250,000-FD39 Funds

  15. Public Comments

CIVIL SUITS

KY Foster Care vs. James O. Vanhorn - Complaint for Child Support and Medical Support

KY Foster Care vs. Vickie G. Vanhorn - Complaint for Child Support and Medical Support

KY Foster Care vs. Tiffany M. Chafin - Complaint for Child Support and Medical Support

Emory L. Edwards vs. Elizabeth Ruth Edwards - Dissolution of Marriage

Springleaf Financial Services of America vs. Stephen Copley - Contract

Razor Capital, LLC, vs. Steven Skaggs - Debt Collection

Community Trust Bank vs. Billy Wellman - Debt Collection

Olivia York vs. Seth York - Dissolution of Marriage

Freddie E. Workman vs. Mary J. Workman - Dissolution of Marriage

Louisa Community Bank., Inc, vs. Kevin R. Mullins, ET AL. - Complaint and Motion for Temporary Restraining Order/ Temporary Injunction

Ladonna K. Ratliff vs. Shelly Triplett - Complaint for Child Support and Medical Support

Ladonna K. Ratliff vs. Bobby J. Triplett - Complaint for Child Support and Medical Support

Bobby Gale Sparks vs. Effie Gertrude Jarrell - Dissolution of Marriage

Erika L. Moore vs. Christina D. Lowe - Complaint for Child Support and Medical Support

Diana Christian vs. James Christian Jackson - Joint Petition for Custody and Grandparent/ Great Grandparent Visitation

Hospital of Louisa, Inc. vs Ernest D. Dixon - Debt Collection

Discover Bank vs. Sadie M. Jude - Debt Collection

Carolyn H. Crislip vs. Elizabeth A. Crislip - Complaint for Child Support and Medical Support

Carolyn H. Crislip vs. Seth Crislip - Complaint for Child Support and Medical Support

Razor Capital, LLC, vs. Alvin Marcum - Debt Collection

Sandra Hardwick vs. Joseph R. Hardwick - Dissolution of Marriage

Lillian Johnson vs. Thomas McCoy, ET AL. - Personal Injury

Ballard Ray vs. CSX Transportation, INC., ET AL. - Contract

Credit Acceptance Corporation vs. Adam Cantrell - Debt Collection

Nathaniel C. Holder vs. Stephanie E. Holder - Dissolution of Marriage

Three Rivers Medical Center vs. James Z. Howard - Debt Collection

James Travis May vs. Vanessa Rae May - Dissolution of Marriage

Jamie L. Clay vs. Thomas Clay - Complaint for Child Support and Medical Support

Brittany Faye Mullett vs. Kevin Tyler Mullett - Dissolution of Marriage

DEEDS

Barbara Hewlett to Billie Jean Cordle . Property on Wilson Fork of Catt Creek in Lawrence Co.

Vanderbilt Mortage Company to Clayton Wilks parcel of land located on Twin Branch Rd., in Lawrence County.

Bret Allen Harwick and Judy Ann Hardwick to Eagle Well Services, Inc. and Big Valley Gas, Inc.. Property located on Blaine Creek.

Johnny Ray Hall, as Ex. of the Estate of Edith R. Hall, to Olivia E. Hudson. Property in Louisa, Ky.

Arthur K . Moore and Jennifer S. Moore to Jo Hammer. Property on Bear Creek in Lawrence Co.

Jo Hammer to Arthur K. Moore and Jennifer S. Moore and Jeff Moore. Property on Bear Creek in Lawrence County.

Walter S. Clayton, Jr. and Judith Ann Clayton, Daniel J. Clayton, Celia S. Clayton, Cynthia Clayton, Marlene J. Clayton, and Rebecca A.Humphrey to Odyssey, Inc., a Kentucky Non-Profit Corp. Property in Lawrence County.

Michael Leann Moore and Nicholas Workman to Brady Moore. Property on Tadpole in Lawrence County.

Joe A. Cook and Mary Cook to Ronald J. Cordle and Wanda Cordle . Property on High Bottom in Lawrence Co.

Eagle Wells Service, Inc. and Sandy Valley Gas  parties of the first part and Carl Cossin, referred to party of second part. Tract located Mill Branch of Pleas Creek in Lawrence Co.

Vonda Lemaster to David Lemaster. Property in Lawrence Co.

David Lemaster to Linda Burch. Property in Lawrence Co.

Robert A. Williams and Charlene Williams to James Arron Ramey and Brittany Nichole Ramey. Tract of land in Lawrence Co.

Faye Michael to Glen F. Boyd. Property located on Point Section near Louisa, Ky.

Mike McKinney and Erica McKinney to Gary Moore. Property located in Louisa, Ky.

Gene E. Blackburn to Frosty Crowley.Property on Yellow Creek in Lawrence Co.

Jerry L. Debord and Tammy C. Debord to Robert E. Debord and Donna G. Debord . Property on Cranberry Drive near Louisa, Ky.

William Allen Gillum and Carolyn Butler Gillum to East Kentucky Network, LLC DBA Appalachian Wireless. Property near Zelda Station in Lawrence Co.

Arnold Chaffin to Stephen and Ashley Moore. Property in Lawrence Co.

Howard Gartin Estate c/o Fred and Lisa Gartin to SBLH Land, LLC., a Kentucky Limited Liability Corporation . Property on Knob Branch in Lawrence Co.

Susan C. Betts to SBLH Land,LLC., a  Kentucky Limited Liability Corporation.

Roy Spillman to SbLH Land, LLC, a Kentucky Limited Liability Corporation 

Sharlene Mills and Roger Mills to SBLH Land, LLC a Kentucky Corporation.

Carol Jean Borders to Wesley Borders. Parcel of land on the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River in Lawrence Co.

Donald Smith, Lonnie Smith and Rosalea Smith to Dwight Branham and Glenna Branham. Property near Yatesville Lake in Lawrence Co. 

Kathryn L. Banks and Tate R. Banks to Courtney Gillman. Property on Point Section in Louisa,Ky.

Amy Irene Young to M.L.Tackett and Judy Tackett. Property on Horse Picture Branch in Lawrence County.

Gary Nelson and Nikki Nelson to Bradley L. Johnson. Propert on Pine Ridge Road in Louisa, Ky.

Louise Clagett and Wayne Clagett to Brian Clagett. Property at Big Blaine Creek in Lawrence County.

MARRIAGES

Toney Crawford, 55, Louisa, Ky. to Carol Bryant Fann, 56, Louisa, Ky.

Sammy Dale Maynard,44, Man WV to Deanna Maynard,37, Fort Gay, WV.

Dustin Kyle Kingsmore, 26, Louisa, Ky. To Courtney Suzanne Goble, 24, Louisa, Ky.

James Roe Hardin,43, Louisa, Ky. To Anita Kay Hill, 39, Louisa, Ky.

Christopher Kyle Cline, 23, Louisa, Ky. To Savannah Kristen Narae Fields, 27, Inez, Ky.

Joseph Austin Copley, 20, Louisa, Ky. To Anne Juliette Lewis, 18, Louisa, Ky.

Tiffany Leann Levering, 28, Louisa, Ky. To Justin Lee Neely, 31, Louisa, Ky.

Gary William Einfeldt II, 20, Huntington, W VA to Hailee Morgan Pannell, 20, Blaine, Ky.

Tommy Michael Ratliff, 38, Louisa, Ky. To Twila Marie Pennington, 41, Fort Gay, WV.

Jeffrey Adam Barker, 39, Blaine, Ky. To Aleasha Dawn Cordle, 38, Blaine, Ky.

Joseph Peck Chapman, 44, Louisa, Ky. To Tonya Lynn Ross, 36, Louisa, Ky.

Robert Lee Triplett, 24, Louisa, Ky. To Brandy Leann Isaac, 24, Louisa, Ky.

Jeffrey Allen Hayes, 52, Louisa, Ky. To Jennifer Mae Robinson, 37, Louisa, Ky.

Melvin Douglas Turley, 73, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio to Anna Lucille Johngrass, 56, Akron, Ohio.

Johnathan England Lester, 27, Louisa, Ky. To Misty Ann Borders, 35, Louisa, Ky.

Gary Kennedy Cantrell, 53, Louisa, Ky. To Jonna Lee Salyers, 51, Louisa, Ky.

Shay Wesley Swiger, 21, Louisa, Ky. To Adrian Rose Patrick, 21, Louisa, Ky.

James Richie Skaggs, 45, Martha, Ky. To Tracey Lynn Bowen, 48, Martha, Ky.

Robert Wayne Wells, 57, Ashland, Ky. To Catherine Elise Blair, 57, Louisa, Ky.

James Roy Horn, 55, Louisa, Ky. To Sharon Joy Jones, 53, Louisa, Ky.

Casey Scott Shutt, 21, Wallingford, Ky. To Megan Irene Essex, 20, Louisa, Ky.

Bennie Bowen, 79, Louisa, Ky. To Gloria Mae Hammonds, 73, Louisa, Ky.

William Patrick Litton, 46, Webbville, Ky. To Mary Ellen Perkins, 62, Webbville, Ky.

Michael D. Baumgardner,  32, Charleston, WV  to Lisha Ann Tignor, 25, Charleston, WV.

Billy Joe Anthony Crawford, 31, Louisa, Ky. To Kellee Nicole Jennings, 33, Louisa, Ky.

Chad Elliott Wilks, 19, Louisa, Ky. To Mackenzie Lee Oppitz, 18, Louisa, Ky.

Rodney Lee Childers, 38, Blaine, Ky. To Sheena Leane Adams, 32, Louisa, Ky.

Walter David Rhinehart, 57, Louisa, Ky. To Lue Ann Malcomb, 54, Louisa, Ky.

LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST LIST - NOVEMBER 1-8, 2016

 

NOVEMBER 9, 2016 

ARRESTS WERE AT NEAR NORMAL WEEKLY AVERAGE IN LAWRENCE COUNTY, BUT FOR THE SURROUNDING AREA COUNTIES, ARRESTS WERE BELOW THEIR WEEKLY AVERAGE IN THE LAST WEEK. IN FACT, SINCE THE WEEKEND, THE ARREST NUMBERS FOR LAWRENCE COUNTY AND ESPECIALLY THE OTHER COUNTIES THAT USE THE REGIONAL JAIL HAVE PLUMMETED SIGNIFICANTLY. THERE WAS ONLY 22 ARRESTS IN A FOUR COUNTY REGION FROM NOVEMBER 4 TO 8, WITH JUST TWO OF THOSE FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY.

THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER HAS BEEN AT OVER-CAPACITY IN REGARDS TO THE NUMBER OF INMATES IT HAD AT ITS FACILITY FOR THE LATTER PART OF OCTOBER INTO THE FIRST COUPLE DAYS OF NOVEMBER, BUT NOW THE JAIL HAS DROPPED THE INCARCERATED NUMBERS. THE JAIL WAS DESIGNED TO HOLD 225 INMATES. IT HAS BEEN HOVERING IN THE MID 230s FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS. THAT HAS NOW COME DOWN TO 208 INMATES AS OF 5:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9.

From 12:01 A.M., November 1, 2016 to 11:59 P.M., November 9, 2016; 75 arrested individuals were brought into the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of the 75 arrested individuals brought to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center 10 were from Lawrence County.

From 12:01 A.M., October 25, 2016 to 11:59 P.M., October 31, 2016; 67 arrested individuals were brought into the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of the 67 arrested individuals brought to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center 15 arrests were from Lawrence County.

The number of people booked each day from October 19 thru October 24 at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville was as the following: TUESDAY-NOVEMBER 1: 11, WEDNESDAY-NOVEMBER 2: 12, THURSDAY-NOVEMBER 3: 12, FRIDAY-NOVEMBER 4: 18, SATURDAY-NOVEMBER 5: THREE, SUNDAY-NOVEMBER 6: 11, MONDAY-NOVEMBER 7: FIVE, TUESDAY-NOVEMBER 8: THREE.

Those ten individuals arrested in Lawrence County in the past eight days are the following:

Amy R. Gantt Amy R. Gantt, 27, of Louisa, turned herself in November 1, 2016 at 1:53 P.M., to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department to serve a jail sentence with: CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.
Gantt still remains incarcerated at the BSRDC as of Wednesday afternoon November 9, along with husband, Brian Gannt, who has been jailed at the BSRDC on a bench warrant since August 9 .


 

 


Joyce PhillipsJoyce Phillips, 65, of Genoa, West Virginia; was arrested on November 2, 2016, at 2:57 P.M., by Chief Greg Fugitt, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

Danny T. WorkmanDanny T. Workman, 54, of Blaine, Kentucky; was arrested on November 2, 2016, at 8:13 P.M., by Constable Paul Wells, and was charged with: • ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE (1ST & 2ND OFFENSE), • INDECENT EXPOSURE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE.



 

 

Kenneth L. FitchKenneth L. Fitch, 42, of Blaine, Kentucky; was arrested on November 2, 2016, at 8:16 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 2ND OFFENSE.

 

 

 


Britanny C. MidkiffBrittany C. Midkiff, 27, of Crum, West Virginia; was arrested on November 3, 2016, at 2:40 P.M., by Chief Greg Fugitt, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

 

Lori JusticeLori Justice, 23, of Crum, West Virginia; was arrested on November 3, 2016, at 3:00 P.M., by patrolman officer Steven Wilburn, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.



 

 


Chad A. SteppChad A. Stepp, 31, of Louisa, was arrested on November 4, at 12:11 P.M.,in Lawrence County Court by court officers of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

 

 

 

Delbert MarcumDelbert Marcum Jr., 51, of Louisa, turned himself in November 4, 2016 at 5:46 P.M., to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department to serve a weekend jail sentence with: CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.


 

 

 

Edward KimblerEdward Kimbler, 51, of Sitka, Kentucky; was arrested on November 6, 2016, at 4:51 P.M., by trooper Forrest Newsome, of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER/$10,000, • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING $500 OR MORE BUT UNDER/$10,000.

 

 

 


Luke DingessLuke Dingess, 28, of Fort Gay, West Virginia; was arrested on November 8, 2016, at 5:15 P.M., by sergeant Ed Cordle, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST LIST - OCTOBER 25-31, 2016

ARRESTS WERE AT SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL WEEKLY AVERAGE IN LAWRENCE COUNTY, WHILE AGAIN FOR THE SURROUNDING AREA COUNTIES ARRESTS WERE BELOW THEIR WEEKLY AVERAGE IN THE LAST WEEK.

ONCE AGAIN, HOWEVER, THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER HAS BEEN AT OVERCAPACITY IN REGARDS TO THE NUMBER OF INMATES IT HAS CURRENTLY BOOKED AT ITS FACILITY FOR MOST OF THE PAST WEEK. THE JAIL WAS DESIGNED TO HOLD 225 INMATES. IT HAS HAS BEEN HOVERING IN THE 235 OR HIGHER NUMBER AREA IN THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS, ONLY COMING DOWN JUST BELOW THE MAXIMUM CAPACITY LINE BY HALLOWEEN MONDAY.

From 12:01 A.M., October 25, 2016 to 11:50 P.M., October 31, 2016; 67 arrested individuals were brought into the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of the 67 arrested individuals brought to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in this last 6 day period of October 19 to 24, 15 arrests were from Lawrence County.

In the previous seven day period of October 19 thru October 24, 2016; 71 arrested individuals were brought into the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of the 71 arrested individuals brought to the Detention Center in that six day period of October 19 thru 24, 9 arrests were from Lawrence County.

From October 1 thru October 31, 329 arrested individuals were brought into the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of the 329 arrested individuals brought to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in the month of June, 55 arrests were from Lawrence County.

While Lawrence County statistics in October have been at near or above normal, the surrounding counties of Johnson, Martin and Magoffin counties have generally fallen from week to week. Below are the October numbers during certain date period, with the number on the left the total arrested inmates brought the to the BSRDC, while the number in parentheses on the right are the total arrests for Lawrence County only:

OCTOBER 1-4, 2016: 44, (5).
OCTOBER 5-11, 2016: 66, (11).
OCTOBER 12-18, 2016: 81, (15).
OCTOBER 19-24, 2016: 71, (9).
OCTOBER 25-31, 2016: 67, (15).

For further statistical comparison, compare the arrest numbers for previous three months:

From July 1 thru July 30; 359 arrested individuals were brought into the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of the 359 arrested individuals brought to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in the month of June, 40 arrests were from Lawrence County.

From August 1 thru August 31; 395 arrested individuals were brought into the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of the 395 arrested individuals brought to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in the month of June, 67 arrests were from Lawrence County.

From September 1 thru September 30, 335 arrested individuals were brought into the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of the 335 arrested individuals brought to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in the month of June, 45 arrests were from Lawrence County.

The number of people booked each day from October 19 thru October 24 at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville was as the following: TUESDAY-OCTOBER 25: 13, WEDNESDAY-OCTOBER 26: 11, THURSDAY-OCTOBER 27: FIVE, FRIDAY-OCTOBER 28: 12, SATURDAY-OCTOBER 29: 12, SUNDAY-OCTOBER 30: EIGHT, MONDAY-OCTOBER 31: SIX.

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

Randy W. PackRandy W. Pack, 46, of Fort Gay, West Virginia; was arrested on October 25, 2016, at 10:57 A.M., by deputy Dave Wallen of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT,

 

 

 


Ponciano VelascoPonciano Velasco, 27, of Lexington, Kentucky; was arrested on October 25, 2016, at 11:55 P.M., by patrolman officer Jordan Miller, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE, • IMPROPER PARKING FIRELANE/BLOCK TRAVELED PORTION OF HIGHWAY, • POSSESSION OF OPEN ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN MOTOR VEHICLE PROHIBITED.

 

 

Christina D. LoweChristina D. Lowe, 26, of Louisa, was arrested on October 26, 2016, at 11:02 A.M., by deputy Dave Wallen of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

 

 

 

Sandra K. HatfieldSandra K. Hatfield, 36, of Webbville, Kentucky; was arrested on October 26, 2016, at 1:20 A.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

Tonetta J. SteppTonetta J. Stepp, 37, of Louisa, was arrested on October 27, 2016, at 7:36 P.M., by patrolman officer Steven Wilburn, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • SERVING WARRANT (FOR OTHER POLICE AGENCY), • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.



 

 

 

Johnny VaughanJohnny Vaughan, 41, of Louisa, was arrested on October 28, 2016, at 12:16 A.M., by deputy Dwayne Bowen of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • ROBBERY, 2ND DEGREE.



 

 


Clarence ChildersClarence Childers, 45, of Louisa, was arrested on October 28, 2016, at 5:02 A.M., by trooper Billy Layne of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCLUDES ALCOHOL).



 

 

Stacy D. Horn ChildersStacy D. Horn-Childers, 36, of Louisa, was arrested on October 28, 2016, at 5:07 A.M., by trooper Billy Layne of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 3RD, • DRIVING DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE - 1ST OFF (AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCE), • FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD, • NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, • IMPROPER EQUIPMENT, • FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS.

 

 

Lori J. HallLori J. Hall, 43, of Louisa, turned herself in October 28, 2016 at 12:48 P.M., to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department to serve a jail sentence with: CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

Devin SloneDevin Slone, 18, of Louisa, was taken into custody on October 28, 2016, at 7:37 P.M.,by deputy Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve a jail sentence with: CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

Charles D. PerkinsCharles D. Perkins, 24, of Louisa, was arrested on October 28, 2016, at 11:56 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • SERVING WARRANT (FOR OTHER POLICE AGENCY).



 

 


Segar AdkinsSegar Adkins, 18, of Louisa, was arrested on October 29, 2016, at 7:11 P.M., by deputy Mason Keefer, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • BURGLARY, 3RD DEGREE, • CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, 1ST DEGREE, • UNLAWFUL TRANSACTION WITH/MINOR 2ND DEGREE.

 

 

 


Deborah K. CabralDeborah K. Cabral, 55, of Louisa, was arrested on October 29, 2016, at 7:24 P.M., by patrolman officer Jordan Miller, of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/ $500, • PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCLUDES ALCOHOL), • PRESCRIPTION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NOT IN PROPER CONTAINER 2ND >OFFENSE, • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 3RD DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED, • SERVING THREE BENCH WARRANTS FOR COURT.

 

 

Jay R. ChurchJay R. Church Jr., 25, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky; was arrested on October 30, 2016, at 1:20 A.M., by a trooper of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE (1ST & 2ND OFFENSE).



 

 

 

Lawrence L. HickLawrence L. Hick, 69, of Webbville, Kentucky; was arrested on October 30, 2016, at 11:49 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE (1ST & 2ND OFFENSE).