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NOVEMBER 9, 2015

Sheriff's Report

Oct. 29  - Nov. 6, 2015

Lawrence County Sheriff Garrett Roberts released the following arrests:

Eric Tyler Ward, 25, Louisa, KY, was arrested Oct. 29 on Cottonwood Road, 5 miles north of Louisa, and charged with Driving on DUI Suspended License.  

According to the police report, Deputy Mack Wilhite responded to the Chapel Road area in reference to a suspicious vehicle in the area matching the description of the a Honda vehicle. When the officer arrived, he observed the vehicle on Five Forks Road and turn into Cottonwood Road.  Upon contact with the vehicle, Ward was operating vehicle on DUI suspended license.

James Roy Arthur, 44, Charleston, WV, was arrested Oct. 29 on Misty Lane, 9 miles south of Louisa, and served an arrest warrant for Assault 4th Degree in a prior case.  Arresting officer, Deputy Dwayne Bowen.

Lavonda S. Vanhorn, 51, Ulysses, KY, was arrested Nov. 3 on Old U.S Rt. 23, 13 miles south of Louisa, and charged with Receiving Stolen Property over $500 but less than  $10,000.   

According to the police report, Vanhorn was involved with disposing of moveable property, knowing it was stolen or having reason to believe that it had been stolen.  Arresting officer, Deputy Mack Wilhite.

Patricia Bowen, 39, Inez, KY, was arrested Nov. 3 on Newberry St, 19 miles south of Louisa, and charged with Receiving Stolen Property over $500 but under $10,000.  

According to the police report, Bowen was involved in disposing of property that was stolen or believed to be stolen.  In a separate citation, Bowen was charged with Theft by Deception Including Cold Checks under $500. Police report states that subject was involved with disposing of moveable property knowing it was stolen or having reason to believe it had been stolen.  Bowen was also charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition Shoplifting.   Arresting officer, Deputy Mack Wilhite.

Thomas G. Dalton, 33, Louisa, KY, was arrested Nov. 3 at the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 2nd Degree.

According to the police report, Dalton turned himself in.  Arresting officer, Deputy Mack Whilhite. In a separate citation, Dalton was also charged with Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possession and Disorderly Conduct 2nd Degree.  

Troy E. Miller, 31, Louisa, KY, was arrested on Rt. 2565 in the city limits of Louisa, and charged with Public Intoxication Controlled Substance.  

According to the police report, Miller was in a vehicle with an intoxicated driver, was unsteady on his feet and could barely hold his head up. He was manifestly under the influence, in a condition so that the officer was concerned for his safety if left alone.  Arresting officer, Deputy Dwayne Bowen.

Joe D. Hamilton, 52, Louisa, KY, was arrested Nov. 7, on Hwy 3 South, 1.6 miles south of Louisa and charged with Operating  Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs, Perscription Controlled Substance Not in Originial Container, Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree, and Resisting Arrest.  

According to the police report, Deputy Mark Wheeler observed subject's vehicle traveling south on S Hwy 3, vehicle crossed into oncoming lane multiple times and continued weaving.  He traveled 3/4 mile while officer had emergency lights and siren activated.  Upon contact, subject was extremely lethargic, could hardly stand, and had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on his person. Hamilton advised that he had drank several at a bar. He was unable to perform a standard sobriety test. During search, a 1/2 Watson 853 Schedule II was found in cellophane in subject's right shirt pocket. Once at TRMC, subject became non-compliant and had to be removed from cruiser to continue arrest and treatment.

Katelyn D. Miller, 27, Louisa, KY, was arrested Nov. 6 on Rt. 2565, .1 mile south of Louisa, and charged with Careless Driving, Operating Motor Vehicle Under Influence of Alcohol/Drugs or Aggravated Circumstance, and Operating on Suspended License.  

According to police report, Deputy Mason Keefer received a complaint that the above subject was intoxicated and driving.  Subject's vehicle was observed traveling north on 2565.  Vehicle was all over the road and crossing lines. Upon contact with Katelyn, officer stated she had red, glassy eyes and slurred speech.  She admitted to taking Perscription medication and smoking pot. KSP advised subject's license was suspended. 

NOVEMBER 9, 2015

Louisa City Council

Regular November meeting         

November 10, 2015

7:00 PM

Louisa City Hall


Call to order.

Pledge of allegiance and Prayer.

Mayor comments. 

Approve minutes for October 13, 2015.

Levisa Lane.

Vehicle leasing 

Performance contract-Greg Copley, UK Applied Energy Research

Council comments.

Audience comments.

Executive Session.                                                                    


OCTOBER 31, 2015


Louisa-resident Megan Patrick (center), a dispatcher at Kentucky State Police Post 14 in Ashland, received her KSP Telecommunications Academy diploma from KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer (right) and Jason Long, law enforcement training instructor (left), on Oct. 22 in Frankfort. The training included 236 hours of instruction during a six-week period. A 2012 graduate of Lawrence Co. High School and 2014 graduate of Ashland Community and Technical College, Patrick is the daughter of Jennifer Patrick of Louisa, Ky. To watch a short video about KSP telecommunicators, click on the following link: or visit www.kentuckystatepolice .org


Three New Troopers Assigned to Post 14 - CARTER COUNTY

Front Row Zach Scott, Back Left to Right Bradley Couch, Cory Tharp

(Ashland, KY) --   The Kentucky State Police has added three new troopers to the ranks at Post 14 in Ashland.

The new troopers are part of the agency’s 93rd cadet class. They reported for duty on May 24, 2015 in a class that consisted of 70 cadets.  Twenty-five resigned during the rigorous 23-week training cycle that followed. Four women started the program and one, Tiffany Bond, of Prestonsburg, completed the training. Two African Americans, one Asian American and one American Indian\Alaskan native also graduated in the class.  The graduation and commissioning ceremony of the 45 new troopers was held in Frankfort, KY on October 29, 2015.

The training included more than 1,000 hours of classroom and field study in subjects such as constitutional law, juvenile and traffic law, use of force, weapons training, defensive tactics, first aid, high speed vehicle pursuit, criminal investigation, computer literacy, hostage negotiations, evidence collection, radio procedures, search and seizure, crash investigation, drug identification, traffic control, crowd control, armed robbery response, land navigation, electronic crimes, sex crimes, hate crimes, domestic violence, bomb threats and hazardous materials.

The new troopers are:

TROOPER              BADGE                  

  Cory Tharp                     506            

  Bradley Couch             1177               

Zach Scott                     661                  

Tharp, of Argillite, KY, is a 2006 graduate of Greenup County High School and a 2011 graduate of Ashland Community and Technical College.

Couch, of Hazard, KY, is a 2007 graduate of Perry County Central High School.  He attended Hazard Community College and spent four years as an Officer with Hazard Police.

Scott, of Russell Springs, KY, is a 2010 graduate of Russell County High School and attended Western Kentucky University.

Each of the troopers will be assigned to Carter County and will be supervised by a training officer for six to eight weeks after reporting to their post duty assignments.

KSP is currently accepting applications for its next traditional, 23-week cadet class. The class is scheduled for the summer of 2016.  Applicants must be 21 years of age, a U.S. citizen, in good health and possess a valid driver’s license with no more than six driver demerit points. Applicants must also possess a minimum of 60 semester hours from an accredited college or university or be a high school graduate with at least two years of either active military duty or experience as a full-time, sworn law enforcement officer. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at and click on Career Opportunities, Recruitment Home for more information or to download an application. Anyone interested in obtaining more information after visiting the website can call 1-866-360-3165 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday, or leave a message any other time.

Trooper First Class Michael Murriell

Public Affairs Officer

Ph: 606-928-6421


NOVEMBER 5, 2015


Civil Suits

Case Coal Sales, LLC vs . Everett Energy, LLC and Roger L. Kirk.- Roger Kirk asks complaint be dismissed for cost, attorney fees and all proper relief.

Rhonda Kitts vs. Kendall Slusher.- Kitts states on March 17, 2014 Slusher was operating a fully loaded coal hauling commercial vehicle in a negligent and unsafe manner resulting in injuries to her that incurred lost wages and medical expenses.

Commonwealth of Kentucky, ex. rel. Hannah Osborne vs. Harry D. Delong- Asks for Child support for minor child.

Janet S. Young vs. Stephen Edens - Grandmother and current legal custodian of minor children asks for child support?

Three Rivers Medical Center vs. Lowell Hayes- To claim debt of $17,974.56 for services provided by Plaintiff.

Monte Hay vs. EIP Ky. , LLC- Hay has requested EIP to stop misusing, interfering, and planning to interfere with his easement of property he owns in Lawrence County.

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A vs . Michael B. Marshall and Diannia L. Marshall- Foreclosure on property.

Chester K. Spence vs. Rhea Dawn Cassady - Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.

Harold Diamond vs. Miles V. Diamond, Marina Diamond Kerr, Merilee Diamond Wilkerson- Petition for Partition of Real Property in Louisa of Lawrence County.

Jason Cook vs. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.- Plaintiff states on or about Feb. 15, 2015 he was injured on premises of Walmart Store, Inc. Located in Louisa, Kentucky.

Federal National Mortage Association, (Fannie May) vs. Todd Coverdale - Complaint for Foreclosure.

Commonwealth of Kentucky ex. rel. Cabinet for Health and Family Services , Melanie J. Derifield vs. Donald Pack- Petitioner has physical custody of minor children and asks Court to require Respondent to pay child support.

Nationstar Mortage, LLC vs. Steven Prater- Complaint for Foreclosure.



Brandon Charles Fitch, 29, Louisa, Ky. to Jessica Danielle Fletcher, 26, Inez, Ky.

Hurl S. Skaggs, 62, Blaine, Ky. to Glenda S. Lester, 62, Martha, Ky.

James Arthur Dalton, 50, Louisa, Ky. to Karen Lynn Marcum, 27, Louisa, Ky.

Joey Fletcher , 55, Ulysses, Ky. to Teresa Ann Martin, 52, Ulysses, Ky.

Michael Richard McQuate, 44, Minford, Ohio to Tammy Edith Carrol, 50, Minford, Ohio.

Charles Ricky Boothe, 54, West Pedro, Ohio to Lorri  Ellen Shumate, 50, West Pedro, Ohio.

Marion J. Myers, 68, Napoleon, Ohio to Sandra Lynn Jennings, 60, Napoleon, Ohio.

Kevin Tyler Mullett, 18, Louisa, Ky. to Brittany Faye Mckenzie, 18, Louisa, Ky.

Jacob Jay Thierry, 38, Fort Gay, W.VA to Dora Mabry Thierry, 37, Fort Gay, W.VA .

Donation Page Peck, 22, Huntington, W. VA , to Holly Diana Lee Hughes, 24, Huntington, W. VA.

William Michael Shay Wellman, 23, Webbville, Ky. to Donita Lavonne Damron, Webbville, Ky.

Christopher Louis Fannin, 30, Fort Gay, W. VA to Kayla Renae Baisden, 23, Fort Gay, West VA.

Rodney Keith Copley, 39, Fort Gay, W.VA to Earlena Rae Preston Spears, 44, Fort Gay, W. VA.

Tristan Michael Ray Bowens, 19, Louisa, Ky. To Tabitha Marie Wallace, 18, Louisa, Ky.

John Michael Howard, 22, Martha, Ky. to Josie Lashae Tolliver, 19, Martha, Ky.

Christopher Wesley Endicott, 25, Oil Springs, Ky. to  Sasha Lynn Dempsey, 27, Louisa, Ky.


Samuel S. Kingsmore and Phyllis Kingsmore, Louisa, Ky. , Janet K. Beckelheimer And Greg Beckelheimer, Louisa, Ky., Karen K. and William M. Kennedy, Lexington, Ky. in Deed of Conveyance with L & B Oil and Gas, Inc. of Harold, Ky.

Chris Jude, Lowmansville, Ky. in Deed of Conveyance unto Roy Jude, Lowmansville, Ky.

Mineral Deed-- Gary D. Truck, President of Big River Energy Corporation, Wayne, W Va in Deed of Conveyance with Denvil L. Gish and Clarence B. Gish, Rich Creek Road, Louisa, Ky. 

Ella Faye Bryant Blackburn, Louisa, Ky., Carol Fann, Louisa, Ky., Estill Dean Bryant and Beth Bryant of Washington Rd. Norwalk, Ohio, Eugene Bryant and Edna Bryant, Norwalk, Ohio, Ralph and Patty Bryant , Norwalk, Ohio, Billie Salyer and Ronald Salyer, Sandusky, Ohio, Curt Bryant, Jr. and Michelle Bryant, Pinnacle, Nortth Carolina, Crystal Bryant, King, North Carolina in Deed of Conveyance to Gerald Bryant of Georges Creek Rd, Louisa, Ky.

General Warranty Deed (Oil and Gas only) -- David and Kimberly Compton, Louisa, Ky. to AEG Mineral, LLC of Ashland, Ky.

General Warranty Deed ( Mineral Only) Troublesome Creek Gas Corporation, Pikeville, Ky. to AEG Mineral, LLC of Ashland, Ky.

General Warranty Deed ( Oil and Gas only) Willard and Patty Carter , Martha, Ky. to AEG Mineral, LLC of Ashland, Ky.

L and B Oil and Gas , Inc. Harold, Ky. on Deed of Conveyance with Grantees Leonard and Bulavene Hall. Harold, Ky.

Myrtle Lou Smith Morgan and Roy G. Morgan, Columbus, Ohio in Deed of Conveyance with Garfield and Sharon Horn Smith, Ulysses, Ky.

Thomas F. Bailey and Ruth A. Bailey of Hobe Sound. Fl. in Deed of Conveyance with Calvin Dale Workman , Louisa, Ky.

General Warranty Deed -- ( Mineral Only) -Troublesome Creek Gas Corp. to AEG Mineral, LLC, Ashland, Ky.

Gaye McKenzie Griffith and Billy Griffith, Louisa, Ky. in Deed of Conveyance Thomas F. Blevins and Patsy Blevins,  Louisa, Ky.    

Phyllis Pinson, Louisa, Ky. in Deed of Conveyance with Madison M. Preston , Louisa, Ky. and Cynthia S. Preston, Louisa, Ky.

Land Contract made with Christopher Keesee and Lisa Keesee, Meads Branch Rd., Louisa, Ky."Sellers" and Justin and Andrea Tackett, Meads Br. Rd., "Purchasers'.

Glenn Reeves and Patty Reeves, Thelma, Ky. (Johnson Co. ) in Deed of Conveyance with Danny and Kimberly Spence, Ulysses, Ky.

David and Linda Moore, Beauty, Ky. in Deed of Conveyance with Clelly Sally, Warfield, Ky.

Christopher T. Moore and Amy J. Moore, Louisa, Ky. in Deed of Conveyance with Trinity J. and Dorothy S. Moore. Webbville, Ky.




October 25, 2015 



Five Lawrence County residents were arrested on separate charges in areas outside of Lawrence County between October 5 and October 15.

Three were picked up in Johnson County, one in Rowan County, and the fifth was detained in Johnson County by a state parole/probation official.

The five people who were charged:

Amy Cornette Amy R. Gantt Shelby Barnette Angela webb 

Amy M. Cornette, 31, of Louisa, was arrested on October 5, 2015, at 2:43 P.M., by deputy Terry Tussy of the Johnson County Sheriff Office, and was charged with: • RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER $10,000.

Amy R. Gantt, 26, of Louisa, was arrested on October 5, 2015, at 1:52 P.M. by deputy Richard Salyer of the Johnson County Sheriff Office, and was charged with: • SERVING WARRANT (FOR OTHER POLICE AGENCY)

Shelby Barnett, 24, of Lomansville, Kentucky, was arrested on October 8, 2015, at 4:43 P.M., by an officer from the Kentucky Department of Corrections - Probation & Parole, and was charged with: • PAROLE VIOLATION (FOR TECHNICAL VIOLATION).

Angela L. Webb, 43, of Blaine, Kentucky; was arrested on October 14, 2015, at 5:43 P.M., by trooper Royce Collett of the Kentucky State Police POST 8 Morehead, and was charged with: • (4) SERVING BENCH WARRANTS FOR COURT.

Joshua Lee Ratliff, 32, of Louisa, was arrested on October 15, 2015, at 3:00 P.M.; by troopers from the Kentucky State Police POST 9 Pikeville, and was charged • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

Ratliff was arrested earlier this month on October 1 by the Lawrence County Sheriff Department on 3 charges, one of which was possession of the potent illegal street narcotic drug heroin. (SEE PREVIOUS LAZER REPORT)