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Sandra Baldwin Claims That Car Was "Physically and Wrongfully" Taken From Her; Suit Asks For Compensatory And Punitive Damages... 

According to the lawsuit, Plaintiff Sandra Baldwin told Pinson and the "Unknown 
Female" that "her car payments were current" and that she "would not leave her car" and 
that they "should not repossess her car."According to the lawsuit, Plaintiff Sandra Baldwin told Pinson and the "Unknown 
Female" that "her car payments were current" and that she "would not leave her car" and 
that they "should not repossess her car."

PAINTSVILLE - Sandra Baldwin, a Johnson County resident, and her lawyer,
David Runyon of Kirk Law Firm, have filed a 19-page lawsuit against AA REPO EAST, LLC, of Lexington, Eddie Pinson of Pikeville, allegedly an employee of AA REPO EAST, and three other parties for Compensatory and Punitive Damages for what the Complaint, filed in the Johnson Circuit Court, says was a "Wrongful, Physical Taking of Her Vehicle.

According to the allegations in the lawsuit, on the evening of July 8, 2016,
Plaintiff had just gotten to her car, a 2011 Kia Soul which was parked at her home at Paintsville, when a black pickup truck pulled in front of her car and "blocked" her. An "Unknown Female" exited the pickup truck, came to Plaintiffs car, and told Plaintiff to leave her car because she and the pickup driver, later identified as Eddie Pinson, were there to "Re-possess her car.

According to the lawsuit, Plaintiff Sandra Baldwin told Pinson and the "Unknown Female" that "her car payments were current" and that she "would not leave her car" and that they "should not repossess her car." However-according to paragraph 24 of the Complaint - "Defendant Pinson and Unknown Defendant physically and forcibly removed Plaintiff from her car and repossessed it.

The lawsuit alleges a number of legal violations including Physical Contact and
Battery, Breach of Peace, Breach of Contract, Conversion, Vicarious Liability and Breach of Kentucky Uniform Commercial Code. 

The lawsuit demands Judgment for both Compensatory and Punitive Damages
and a Trial by Jury. 

"We intend to prove to a Johnson County Jury that the Rights of one of our
citizens were grossly violated when her car was physically taken from her at her home," John Kirk said, "and we intend to get compensation for what was done to her.

"John and I are looking forward to working for Sandra and getting Justice done," David Runyon, Plaintiff's lead counsel, said. 

Other Defendants in the lawsuit are SANTANDER CONSUMER U.S.A. and
PAR, IN. d/b/a! PAR NORTH AMERICA. 

 

Special Meeting Agenda
May 30, 2017--7:00pm
Louisa City Hall

 

*  Call to order.

*  Pledge of allegiance and Prayer.

*  Old Business

*  Approve Resolution 2017-04, Resolution approving financing for garbage truck.

*  Executive session.

*  Adjourn.

 

CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN IS UNDER WAY AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL JUNE 4TH. WITH THAT IN MIND REMEMBER TO BUCKLE UP AND DRIVE SAFE THROUGH THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.

The Louisa Police Department will be conducting safety checkpoints from today until June 4, 2017 at predestinated locations.

 

Former Louisa doctor arrested for bad checks, more...

LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST LIST - MAY 16-23, 2017

HIGH NUMBER OF ARRESTS CONTINUES IN LAWRENCE COUNTY AND NEIGHBORING COUNTIES, BUT MOST ARE BEING BAILED OUT OF JAIL AS SOON AS THEY ARE BOOKED, AS THE INMATE POPULATION NUMBER AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER LOWEST IN OVER THREE MONTHS

MAY 25, 2017 - written by WADE QUEEN

 

ARREST NUMBERS ARE ONCE AGAIN WELL ABOVE NORMAL IN LAWRENCE COUNTY AND THE REST OF THE BIG SANDY IN THE PAST WEEK, (OR WHAT USED TO BE "NORMAL RATE " AROUND A YEAR AGO). BUT THE MAJORITY OF THE ARREST SUSPECTS ARE BEING BONDED OUT FAIRLY QUICKLY, WHICH WOULD EXPLAIN THE FACT THAT THE NUMBER OF INMATES CURRENTLY AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER IN PAINTSVILLE ARE AT THEIR LOWEST SINCE THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY, AT 239 INMATES AT 10 P.M. WEDNESDAY EVENING MAY 24. ( BUT STILL AT ABOVE THE DESIGNATED MAXIMUM CAPACITY OF THE JAIL OF 225).

TIME WILL TELL IF THERE WILL BE ANOTHER MAJOR SPIKE DUE TO THE UPCOMING 3 DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND, LIKE WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE WARM 3 DAY FEDERAL HOLIDAY WEEKEND IN FEBRUARY, THAT CAUSED THE JAIL TO BE SEVERELY OVER CAPACITY MOST OF THE PAST 3 MONTHS. WEATHER FORECASTS ARE FOR RAINY & COOL THIS WEEKEND, WHICH COULD TAMPER DOWN ARRESTS, BUT SOMETIMES THAT ACTUALLY CAUSES THE NUMBERS TO BE HIGHER THAN NORMAL.

OUT OF THE AT LEAST 106 INMATES BOOKED AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER IN PAINTSVILLE IN THE EIGHT DAYS FROM 12:01 A.M. MAY 16 THRU 11:59 P.M. MAY 23, 19 OF THEM WERE FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY. THAT IS COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS EIGHT DAY PERIOD, WHEN AT LEAST 95 INMATES WERE BOOKED AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER FROM 12:01 A.M. MAY 8 THRU 11:59 P.M. MAY 15, 20 OF THEM WERE FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY. AND ALSO THE FIRST SEVEN DAYS OF MAY, OUT OF THE 75 INMATES BOOKED AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER IN PAINTSVILLE FROM 12:01 A.M. MAY 1 THRU 11:59 P.M. MAY 7, 8 OF THEM WERE FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY, FOR A TOTAL OF NINE ARRESTS.

HERE IS THE DAILY COUNT OF ARRESTED INDIVIDUALS BROUGHT TO THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER:

TUESDAY MAY 16: 15
WEDNESDAY MAY 17: 20
THURSDAY MAY 18: 11
FRIDAY MAY 19: 15
SATURDAY MAY 20: 11
SUNDAY MAY 21: EIGHT
MONDAY MAY 22: 13
TUESDAY MAY 23: 13


THE NAMES OF THE NINETEEN MOST RECENT LAWRENCE COUNTY ARRESTS IN THE LAST EIGHT DAYS ARE THE FOLLOWING:

 


Leslie N. WhitakerLeslie N. WhitakerLeslie N. Whitaker, 31, of Thelma, Kentucky; was arrested on May 16, 2017, at 11:20 A.M., by Lieutenant Donald J. Shearer, of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REV OPERATING LICENSE • FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD, • NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 (AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCE) 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 


Curtis D. EdensCurtis D. EdensCurtis D. Edens, 57, of Hardeeville, South Carolina; was incarnated on May 16, 2017, at 8:00 P.M., by officer Helton of the Kentucky Attorney General's Office, badge #804, after being extradited back to Kentucky from South Carolina, after being indicted by a Lawrence County grand jury, on charges of: • THEFT BY DECEPTION-INCLUDE COLD CHECKS $10,000 OR MORE (5 SEPARATE COUNTS), • PRESENT FRAUDULENT CLAIMS TO DEFRAUD KMAP OF >$300 ( 2 SEPARATE COUNTS), • DISPENSE, PRESCRIBE, ADMINISTERED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST OFFENSE.



 

 

 

Nathaniel M. PackNathaniel M. PackNathaniel M. Pack, 33, of Louisa, was arrested on May 17, 2017, at 1:42 A.M., by a trooper officer of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • CULTIVATE MARIJUANA (5 PLANTS OR MORE) 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vergina R. JohnsonVergina R. Johnson

Vergina R. Johnson, 38, of Louisa, was arrested on May 17, 2017, at 1:47 A.M., by a trooper officer of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • CULTIVATE MARIJUANA (5 PLANTS OR MORE) 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jason M. SalyerJason M. SalyerJason M. Salyer, 37, of Louisa, was arrested on May 17, 2017, at 3:30 P.M., by deputy Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • BURGLARY, 1ST DEGREE.



 

 

 

 

 


Leslie Scott TriplettLeslie Scott TriplettLeslie Scott Triplett, 42, of Louisa, was arrested on May 18, 2017 at 3:46 P.M. by officer Billy C. Slone of the Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole, and was charged with: • PROBATION VIOLATION (FOR TECHNICAL VIOLATION).



 

 

 

 

 


Vanessa Renae DillionVanessa Renae DillionVanessa Renae Dillion, 28, of Louisa, was arrested on May 18, 2017, at 9:32 P.M., by patrolman officer Julius Musick of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • SERVING PAROLE VIOLATION WARRANT.



 

 

 

 


David Bryan JohnsonDavid Bryan JohnsonDavid Bryan Johnson, 39, of Louisa, was arrested on May 20, 2017, at 3:15 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCLUDES ALCOHOL), • ASSAULT 3RD DEGREE-POLICE OFFICER OR PROBATION OFFICER, • DISORDERLY CONDUCT, 2ND DEGREE, • FALSELY REPORTING AN INCIDENT, • PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER I, • ESCAPE 2ND DEGREE-(IDENTIFY FACILITY), • RESISTING ARREST, • FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE, 2ND DEGREE (ON FOOT).

 

 

 

 

 

 


Joel D. StevensJoel D. StevensJoel D. Stevens, 59, of Louisa, was arrested on May 20, 2017, at 7:45 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) MINOR INJURY, • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 3RD OFFENSE, • DRIVING DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE - 2ND OFF (AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCE).



 

 

 

 

 


Glenola ReiterGlenola ReiterGlenola Reiter, 68, of South Point, Ohio; was arrested on May 21, 2017, at 2:57 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • DISREGARDING TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE-TRAFFIC LIGHT, • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATOR LICENSE, • SPEEDING 05 MPH OVER LIMIT, • FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jackie MaynardJackie MaynardJackie Maynard, 43, of Hager Hill, Kentucky; was arrested on May 22, 2017, at 9:10 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATING LICENSE, • GIVING OFFICER FALSE NAME OR ADDRESS

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ryan R. YorkRyan R. YorkRyan R. York, 31, of Louisa, was arrested on May 22, 2017, at 9:10 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • VIOLATION OF A KENTUCKY EPO/DVO.



 

 

 

 

 

 


Clyde T. WardClyde T. WardClyde T. Ward, 52, of Hager Hill, Kentucky; was arrested on May 22, 2017, at 9:18 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE, • FAILURE OF OWNER TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lisa VanhooseLisa VanhooseLisa Vanhoose, 57, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky; was arrested on May 22, 2017, at 9:50 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500, • HINDERING PROSECUTION OR APPREHENSION-2ND DEGREE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glen VanhooseGlen VanhooseGlen Vanhoose, 54, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky; was arrested on May 22, 2017, at 9:53 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500, • HINDERING PROSECUTION OR APPREHENSION-2ND DEGREE.



 

 

 

 

Randall BowenRandall BowenRandall Bowen, 23, of Louisa, was taken into custody on May 22, 2017, at 10:05 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, to serve a guilty plea jail time sentence for: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.



 

 

 

 


Timothy K. MullettTimothy K. MullettTimothy K. Mullett, 38, of Louisa, was arrested on May 23, 2017, at 11:05 A.M., by deputy Karl Adkins of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with via grand jury indictment bench warrant with: • RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER/$10,000..



 

 

 

 

Alexis P. CarterAlexis P. CarterAlexis P. Carter, 27, of Louisa, turned herself in on May 23, 2017 at 12:48 P.M to the Lawrence County Court, to serve a guilty plea jail time sentence for: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.



 

 

 

 


Steven T. SalmonsSteven T. SalmonsSteven T. Salmons, 32, of Fort Gay, West Virginia, was arrested on May 23, 2017, at 4:05 P.M., by Sergeant Ed Cordle of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER/$10,000.

 

 

 

 

Lawrence County Fiscal Court May 16, 2017

Salaries set for top officials at same as last year; Agrees to refinance judicial center bonds
FISCAL COURT 5/16/17 TheLevisaLazer.comFISCAL COURT 5/16/17 TheLevisaLazer.com

The Lawrence Co. Fiscal Court met their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Those in attendance were Judge John Osborne, Magistrate Rick Blackburn, Magistrate Earl Boggs, Magistrate John J Lemaster, Magistrate Morris Howard, County Clerk Chris Jobe and Sheriff Garret Roberts. The meeting was called to order after the Pledge and opening prayer.

The following motions were made and approved by the Court:

Motion by Earl Boggs, second by Rick Blackburn to approve the minutes of the April 18, 2017 meeting.

Motion by John Lemaster, second by Morris Howard to approve the 1st Reading of Budget Amendment #5

Motion by Rick Blackburn, second by John Lemaster to approve the Treasurer's request to transfer the appropriate funds within the FY 2016-17.

Request to the Road Fund $48,500 Jail Fund $3,080 and the LGEA fund $3,300.

RJ Palmer of Compass Municipal AdvisorsRJ Palmer of Compass Municipal AdvisorsMotion by Morris Howard, second by Rick Blackburn to approve Bills

Motion by Morris Howard, second by Earl Boggs to approve Treasurer's Report

Motion by John Lemaster, second by Earl Boggs to approve the 1st Reading of the FY 17/18 budget

Motion by John Lemaster, second by Earl Boggs to approve Recurring Expenses for FY 17/18 (no amount given)

Motion by John Lemaster, second by Rick Blackburn to set Salaries for FY17/18.

 

Bi-weekly Salary/hourly gross (Every two weeks)

County Judge Executive $3,272.51
County Attorney $1,870.00
Magistrates $525.33
County Clerk $3,291.19
Sheriff $3,272.51

Motion by John Lemaster, second by Earl Boggs to approve the Resolution between the LC Fiscal Court Authorizing the Execution of a Lease Agreement with the LC Public Corp and KY AOC. The Fiscal Court is also a Public Properties Corporation. The bond payments for the new Lawrence County Judicial building were reviewed by the Court. R.J. Palmer of Compass Municipal Advisors discussed how this would impact the County.

He stated, "The refinancing of the bond that will mature in 2030 will reduce the interest rate from 4.23% to 2.45% resulting in a Net Savings of $421,714. The savings to the County would be $42,171 (10%)." This new interest rate also allows the County to save 57% on the loan rate which was previously negotiated. ( 2.45 / 4.23 )

Motion by Earl Boggs, second by John Lemaster to accept Sheriff's 2015 Unmined Coal Settlement

Motion by Rick Blackburn, second by Earl Boggs to authorize Clerk Chris Jobe to advertise for bids on gravel, blacktop, pipe, fuel, etc.

Motion by Rick Blackburn, second by John Lemaster to approve Personnel Policy and Procedures and Administrative Code

Bid for Blaine Fire Dept. Surplus F 150 to Lynn Spillman for $1,205.00

Motion by John Lemaster, second by Rick Blackburn to allow the County Attorney and the Judge Exec to accept the most appropriate bids for Road Salt (KACO)

Motion by Earl Boggs, second by Rick Blackburn to approve the county sewer system takeover by the City of Louisa. The City will assume the loan through KIA that will be paid off in 4 yrs.

"The County is glad to be out of the sewer business, said judge/executive John Osborne."

Motion by Earl Boggs, second by John Lemaster to approve the increase in Law. Co. Park Rental Rates on tent sites from $15.00 to $20.00 to match the State Rate minimum.

Motion by John Lemaster, second by Morris Howard to appoint John Rose to the Board of Appeals of Assessments.

New Business

Judge Osborne told the court that had just received a letter from FIVCO informing him of the current financial status concerning the FIVCO Regional Landfill (located in Grahn, Ky). The recurring cost monthly is approximately $1,000.00/ month. Each of the 4 counties excluding Greenup would be responsible for $3,000.00 / year. Item was tabled until additional information is available.

The meeting was then adjourned.