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October 3, 2017

Kenova Police Press Release

WAYNE COUNTY, W.VA. -- The Kenova Police Department arrested two persons for robbery early Monday morning, October 2, 2017. Officers say that a man was invited into a home in Kenova where he was later assaulted and robbed of his cash and belongings. Officers say he was an older male from the country of Laos.

Kaylee Cupp and Christopher Owens, both 21Kaylee Cupp and Christopher Owens, both 21

The victim was found walking along US Route 60 at approximately 2:00 AM this morning. According to police, the man had numerous facial injuries. The investigation revealed the description of the two suspects. The name of the victim has not been released.

Kaylee Cupp and Christopher Owens, both 21 and both of Kenova, were apprehended at approximately 5:00 AM. Both suspects had in their possession large amounts of cash and some of the victim's belongings at the time of they were located.

Both subjects have been arraigned in Wayne County Magistrate Court and are now incarcerated at the Western Regional Jail. Their bond is set at $125,000 each.

 

Sept. 29, 2017

ULYSSES MAN WAS ALREADY JAILED LAST WEEK ON SIMILAR CHARGES BY STATE POLICE FROM POST #9 PIKEVILLE

SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 - WRITTEN BY WADE QUEEN


A Ulysses man who was arrested at his home last week by the Kentucky State Police from the Pikeville #9 Post is now finding himself in much worse predicament after a Lawrence County Grand Jury earlier this week handed down a 22 count indictment against him for criminal deviant sexual contact with a juvenile.

Steven PraterSteven Prater

Steven Prater, 48, of Salyersville, was taken into custody on Saturday evening September 23 by KSP trooper Jeffrey Johnson on 5 sexual abuse charges, which consisted of • RAPE 2ND DEGREE-NO FORCE, • RAPE, 3RD DEGREE, • SODOMY 2ND DEGREE, • SODOMY, 3RD DEGREE, • SEXUAL ABUSE, 1ST DEGREE.

Just a few days later after Prater's arrest, sometime during the beginning of the third week, the current grand jury in Lawrence County unloaded a heap of major felony sex criminal charges, totaling 22 offenses in all.

The indictments handed down by the grand jury against Prater has him facing the following charges: 1 count of rape in the 2nd degree with the victim being under the age of 14, 5 counts of rape in the 3rd degree with the victim less than 18 years old, 1 count of sodomy in the 2nd degree with the victim under the age of 14, 5 counts of sodomy in the 3rd degree with the victim less than 18 years old and 10 counts of sexual abuse in the 1st degree with the victim less than 18 years old.

It is unclear if Prater's initial arrest on sex crime charges last week is connected to this week's Lawrence County indictments, or if they are sexual abuse charges related to an entirely separate case.

The alleged contact with Prater with his supposed victim began on or before January 1st, 2009 and continued through October 14th, 2014 in Lawrence County

Some of the charges state that Prater was a person in a position of authority or special trust allowing him to come into contact with the minor. 20 of the 22 sex abuse charges against Prater involving the victim being under 18 indicates that even though the victim was at least 16 years old, which is the legal age of consent in Kentucky, it is an illegal criminal offense to have any sexual contact with a 16 or 17 year old juvenile by an adult if that adult is the juvenile's guardian or is a foster parent.

If convicted off all 22 charges, Steven Prater could face up to a maximum of 120 years in prison.

Steven Prater remains lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville as of Friday morning September 29, and he is being held on no bond allowed.

See the rest of a long list of Lawrence Co. grand jury indictments coming later today!

LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST LIST - SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2017

SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 - written by WADE QUEEN


ARRESTS REMAIN AT STEADY NORMAL PACE IN LAWRENCE COUNTY AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES, AS INMATE NUMBERS BEING HOUSED AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER IN PAINTSVILLE HAVE SLOWLY DROPPING SINCE THEIR ALL TIME HIGH LABOR DAY OF 315, DOWN TO 275 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21, AND WAS AT 281 AT SUNRISE FRIDAY MORNING SEPTEMBER 22.


IN THE PAST SEVEN DAYS FROM 12:01 A.M. SEPTEMBER 15 THRU 11:59 P.M. SEPTEMBER 21; OUT OF THE AT LEAST 99 INMATES BOOKED AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER IN PAINTSVILLE , 11 OF THEM WERE FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY. PLUS ANOTHER SIX LAWRENCE COUNTY RESIDENTS WERE ARRESTED IN NEIGHBORING COUNTIES ( FOUR IN JOHNSON COUNTY, ONE IN BOYD COUNTY, AND ONE IN PIKE COUNTY) .


THAT IS COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS SEVEN DAY PERIOD FROM 12:01 A.M. SEPTEMBER 8 THRU 11:59 P.M. SEPTEMBER 14; OUT OF THE AT LEAST 102 INMATES BOOKED AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER IN PAINTSVILLE , 13 OF THEM WERE FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY. PLUS ANOTHER THREE LAWRENCE COUNTY RESIDENTS WERE ARRESTED IN JOHNSON COUNTY.


HERE IS THE DAILY ARREST COUNT FOR THE BSRDC THIS WEEK

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15: 18
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16: 19
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17: EIGHT
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 18: 11
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19: 11
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 20: 16
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21: 16


HERE ARE THE LATEST 11 ARRESTS FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY ( AND THE 6 LAWRENCE COUNTY CITIZENS OUT OF COUNTY ARRESTS ) LISTED BELOW:

 


Kimberly A. MullinsKimberly A. MullinsKimberly A. Mullins, 43, of Louisa, was arrested on September 15, 2017, at 5:20 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • FAILURE OF OWNER TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/ SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE, • WANTON ENDANGERMENT-2ND DEGREE • POSSESSION (??), • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2ND DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED.

 

 

 

 



Jaime Walter BoydJaime Walter BoydJaime Walter Boyd, 33, of Louisa, was arrested on September 15, 2017, at 5:27 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON, • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2ND DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED, • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE, • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATOR LICENSE, • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE), • NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT.

 

 

 

 



Michael L. RatliffMichael L. RatliffMichael L. Ratliff, 33, of West Van Lear, Kentucky; was arrested on September 15, 2017, at 8:31 P.M., by sergeant Ed Cordle of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2ND DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED, • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.



 

 

 

 

Brittany RatliffBrittany RatliffBrittany Ratliff, 29, of West Van Lear, Kentucky; was arrested on September 15, 2017, at 8:35 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2ND DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED, • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.

 

 

 

 

 


Vanessa Renae DillonVanessa Renae DillonVanessa Renae Dillon, 29, of Louisa, was arrested on September 15, 2017, at 11:00 P.M., by deputy Mack Wilhite of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SERVING PAROLE VIOLATION WARRANT.



 

 

 

 

Danuell MarcumDanuell MarcumDanuell Marcum, 43, of Louisa, was arrested on September 16, 2017, at 5:33 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.



 

 

 

 

 


Megan WebbMegan WebbMegan Webb, 30, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky; was arrested on September 18, 2017, at 1:10 A.M., by deputy Mack Wilhite of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2ND DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED, • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.



 

 

 

 

April Ann HarperApril Ann HarperApril Ann Harper, 33, of Louisa, was arrested on September 18, 2017, at 3:28 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, • FRAUDULENTLY USE ID CARD OR ELECTRONIC CODE FOR BENEFITS, • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2ND DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED.

 

 

 

 

 



Joshua HarmonJoshua HarmonJoshua Harmon, 26, of Ashland, Kentucky; was arrested on September 19, 2017, at 7:30 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • SERVING PAROLE VIOLATION WARRANT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brandon L. BurchettBrandon L. BurchettBrandon L. Burchett, 25, of Louisa, was arrested on September 20, 2017, at 6:40 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).

 

 

 

 

 

Justin W. HarlessJustin W. HarlessJustin W. Harless, 29, of Louisa, was arrested on September 21, 2017 at 12:24 P.M. by officer Billy C. Slone of the Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

 

 

 

 


Jeremy Matthew ChandlerJeremy Matthew ChandlerJeremy Matthew Chandler, 33, of Louisa, was arrested on September 14, 2017, at 1:15 A.M., by deputy Ramey of the Boyd County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • FAILURE TO APPEAR, and his bond was set at $500.



 

 

 

 

 Justin Fitzpatrick Justin FitzpatrickJustin Fitzpatrick, 26, of Louisa, was arrested on September 14, 2017, at 8:20 P.M., by deputy Finas Akers of the Pike County Sheriff Department, after being arrested on September 13 in Lawrence County, and was transferred from the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville by deputy Akers and was charged with: 1 CONTEMPT OF COURT WARRANT, and 3 FAILURE TO PAY FINE WARRANTS, and his bond was set in Pike County Court at $1,125.50, which he posted and was released on September 15.



 

 

 

 

Tommy JudeTommy JudeTommy Jude, 54, of Lomansville, Kentucky; was arrested in Johnson County on September 16, 2017, at 3:01 P.M., by trooper Michael Goble of the Kentucky State Police-Post-Pikeville, and was charged with: • PRESCRIPTION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NOT IN PROPER CONTAINER 1ST OFFENSE, • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.

 

 

 

 

 

Frank R. JudeFrank R. JudeFrank R. Jude, 28, of Lomansville, Kentucky; was arrested in Johnson County on September 16, 2017, at 3:01 P.M., by trooper Michael Goble of the Kentucky State Police-Post-Pikeville, and was charged with: • FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD, • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE, • PRESCRIPTION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NOT PROPER CONTAINER 1ST OFFENSE, • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.



 

 

 

 Rebecca Clark Rebecca ClarkRebecca Clark, 38, of Adams, Kentucky; was arrested on September 20, 2017, at 2:50 P.M., by deputy Byron Fairchild of the Johnson County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/ DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE, • FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS, • WANTON ENDANGERMENT-2ND DEGREE, • FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD, • FAILURE OF NON-OWNER OPERATOR TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE, • MENACING, • NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brandon GambleBrandon GambleBrandon Gamble, 32, of Louisa, was arrested on September 20, 2017, at 5:50 P.M., by a deputy of the Johnson County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

 

LAWRENCE CO. ARREST LIST - SEPT. 21-25, 2017

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 - written by WADE QUEEN

 

William SavageWilliam SavageWilliam Savage, 40, of Grayson, Kentucky; was booked on September 21, 2017, at 8:48 P.M., after being taken into custody in the Lawrence County Court, to serve a guilty plea jail sentence: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

Laura WardenLaura WardenLaura Warden, 29, of Beckley, West Virginia; was arrested on September 23, 2017, at 5:13 A.M., by patrolman officer Julius Musick of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER/$10,000.

 

 

 

 


Joshua M. HowardJoshua M. HowardJoshua M. Howard, 31, of Louisa was arrested on September 23, 2017, at 1:41 A.M., by patrolman officer Julius Musick of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE, • FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD.



 

 

 

 

Cory MooreCory MooreCory Moore, 30, of Blaine, Kentucky; was arrested on September 24, 2017, at 2:40 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCLUDES ALCOHOL), • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.



 

 

 

 

April Ann HarperApril Ann HarperApril Ann Harper, 33, of Louisa, was arrested on September 24, 2017, at 6:25 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS ( 2 SEPARATE COUNTS), • TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE, (METHAMPHETAMINE).



 

 

 

 

Jay R. Church, JrJay R. Church, JrJay R. Church Jr., 25, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky; was arrested on September 24, 2017, at 6:39 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2ND DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED, • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 2ND OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Misty EsteppMisty EsteppMisty Estepp, 40, of Dunlow, West Virginia; was arrested on September 24, 2017, at 9:53 P.M., by deputy Dwayne Bowen of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/ DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE, • LEAVING SCENE OF ACCIDENT-FAILURE TO RENDER AID OR ASSISTANCE • FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD, • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATOR LICENSE, • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles James HensleyCharles James HensleyCharles James Hensley, 21, of Louisa, Kentucky; was arrested in on September 25, 2017, at 1:51 P.M., by trooper Forrest Newsome of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) MINOR INJURY.

 

 

 

Lawrence Co. Attorney Mike HoganLawrence Co. Attorney Mike Hogan

Mike Hogan

Lawrence County Attorney