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Harassing Communications Charge filed in Boyd County

Advisory for: Monday, May 11, 2015

(Ashland, KY) – The Kentucky State Police have charged a Carter County resident with harassing communications of an eighteen year old student at Paul Blazer High School.

On April 29, 2015 the Kentucky State Police Post 14 received a report from Paul Blazer High School pertaining to the harassment of a student athlete.  Detective Chris Carter responded and began an investigation into the allegations made by the student.  The investigation revealed Carper had engaged in inappropriate and unwanted contact with the student on multiple occasions via various social media sites and through text messages.

"Fig" CarperOn May 8, 2015 Timothy “Fig” Carper age 48, of Grayson, KY, was charged with:

Harassing Communications (1 Count)

The investigation remains ongoing by Detective Christopher Carter and anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 14 at 606-928-6421 or 1-800-222-5555.

 

 

 

 

Trooper First Class Michael Murriell

Public Affairs Officer

Kentucky State Police Post 14

Ashland, KY

(606) 928-6421 (Work)

(606) 694-5648 (Cell)

APRIL 25 - MAY 3, 2015


LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST LIST

 William j Mccoy Candace Sisk Glen Dale Winfree Adam Detunno

Gary Harless, 51, of Louisa, was arrested on April 25, 2015 at 7:55 P.M. by trooper Eric Homan of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

William J. McCoy, 43, as arrested on April 26, 2015 at 10:29 A.M. by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Office and was charged with: THEFT OF SERVICES.

​Candace Sisk, 26, of Fort Gay, West Virginia, was arrested on April 26, 2015 at 8:50 P.M. by patrolman Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 3RD DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED; POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA; DRUG PARAPHENALIA - BUY/POSSESSION.

Glen Dale Winfree, 42, of Louisa, turned himself in on April 27 at 8:06 A.M. to the Lawrence County Court to serve a portion of a jail sentence for: CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

Adam Detunno, 19, of Louisa, was arrested on April 28, 2015 at 7:02 P.M. by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Office and was charged with: THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION ALL OTHERS $500 OR MORE BUT UNDER/$10,000.

Jason B. Clark, 32, of Louisa, was arrested on April 28, 2015 at 2:37 A.M. by patrolman Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE; POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 3RD DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED.

APRIL 25 - MAY 3, 2015

Jason B. Clark Wanda C. Maynard Wanda Sue Maynard 2 days later Haleigh Taylor Hansel Wiley

​Wanda C. Maynard, of Tomahawk, Kentucky, was arrested on April 28, 2015 at 1:17 P.M. by Police Chief Gregg Fuggitt of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

(2 DAYS LATER ON APRIL 30 AT 12:06 P.M., MAYNARD WAS ARRESTED AGAIN, THIS TIME BY MARTIN COUNTY SHERIFF JOHN KIRK ON THE CHARGE OF: PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCLUDES ALCOHOL).

Haleigh Taylor, 19, of Louisa, was arrested on April 29, 2015 at 4:50 P.M. by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Office and was charged with: THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION ALL OTHERS $500 OR MORE BUT UNDER/$10,000.

​Hansel Wiley, 44, of Louisa, was arrested on April 29, 2015 at 6:15 P.M. by patrolman Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 3RD DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED; DRUG PARAPHENALIA - BUY/POSSESSION.
(WILEY'S SECOND ARREST OF THE MONTH - WAS ARRESTED ON APRIL 1 FOR LAWRENCE COUNTY BENCH WARRANT).

Johnathan Balderas Guitierrez Charles E. Ferguson III Kennith L. Fitch Barbara Budd Trotter

 Johnathan Balderas-Guitierrez, 24, address unknown, was arrested on April 30, 2015 at 9:08 P.M. by patrolman Jordan Miller of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

​Charles E. Ferguson III, 19, was arrested on May 2, 2015 at 12:48 P.M. by deputy Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Office and was charged with: ASSAULT, 2ND DEGREE.

​Kenneth L. Fitch, 41, was arrested on May 2, 2015 at 12:48 P.M. by patrolman Steven Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department and was charged with: THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500; ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE (1ST & 2ND OFFENSE).

​Barbara Budd-Trotter, 61, was arrested on May 3, 2015 at 4:25 P.M. by deputy Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Office and was charged with: OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE.

 

Louisa Police Department

Arrest Log

April 2014

 

4/1/15 – Hansel R. Wiley, 44 of Louisa – Lawrence County Warrant

4/1/15 – Tyler A. Howard, 22 of Debord – Suspended OL, No Insurance, One Headlight Possession of Suspended OL.

4/1/15 – Keith W. Ray, 25 of Crum WV – Suspended OL, Rear License not Illuminated, No Registration receipt

4/2/15 – Cornelius Grim, 51 of Louisa – Lawrence County Warrant

4/3/15 – Robert Dillman, 48 of Fort Gay WV – Lawrence County Warrant

4/4/15 – William Debord, 33 of Louisa – Assault 4th Domestic with Minor Injury

4/5/15 – Bryar C. Davis, 18 of Louisa – Alcohol Intoxication in Public Place 1st Offense

4/5/15 – Jonathan W. Caudill, 29 of Fort Gay WV – DUI 1st, Possession Controlled Substance 2nd, Drug Paraphernalia, No Seatbelt  

4/5/15 – Joshua B. Rose, 28 of Louisa – Public Intoxication

4/6/15 – Berita Meade, 52 of Louisa – Burglary 3rd

4/7/15 – Hearther N. Gillman, 21 of Dunlow WV – Pike County Warrant

4/9/15 – Ronald J. Robinson, 38 of Louisa - Assault 4th Domestic with Minor Injury

4/9/15 – Destiny Haney, 18 of Louisa – Lawrence County Warrant

4/9/15 - James M. McManus, 38 of Louisa – Alcohol Intoxication in Public Place 1st

4/10/15 – Wayne Reynolds, 22 of Louisa – Lawrence County Indictment

4/10/15 – Lewis A. Messer, 27 of Kermit WV – Pike County Warrant

4/10/15 – Kayla Hunt, 26 of Louisa – Lawrence County Warrant

4/10/15 – Elmer Hall, 59 of Martha – Lawrence County Warrant

4/11/15 – Ronnie B. Shannon, 19 of Louisa – Lawrence County Indictment

4/11/15 – Cassie A. Ramey, 32 of Fort Gay WV – Lawrence County Warrant

4/11/15 – Jonathan Mills, 35 of Louisa – Lawrence County Indictment

4/11/15 – Ryan Barton, 26 of Louisa – Lawrence County Warrant

4/12/15 – Thatcher Lemaster, 20 of Louisa – Alcohol Intoxication in Public Place 1st

4/13/15 – Shane K. Shannon, 29 of Louisa – Johnson County Warrant

4/15/15 - Randy Wright, 26 of Louisa – Lawrence County Warrant

4/16/15 – Arie Baisden, 43 of Louisa - Lawrence County Warrant

4/16/15 - Travis Harmon,  20 of Louisa – Lawrence County Indictment

4/18/15 – Corey D. Scaggs, 32 of Louisa – DUI 1st Aggravated Circumstances, No Head Lights, No Tail Lights, No Seatbelt

4/19/15 – Kathy A. Napier, 44 of Fort Gay WV – Lawrence County Warrant

4/23/15 – Ricky D. Calisto, 47 of Fort Gay WV – Theft by Unlawful Taking (shoplifting), Alcohol Intoxication in Public Place 1st

4/24/15 – Aaron Maynor, 24 of East Lynn WV – Possession of Controlled Substance 1st , Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

4/24/15 – Jessica Blevins, 32 of Huntington WV - Possession of Controlled Substance 1st , Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Rx in Improper Container

4/26/15 – Candice Sisk, 26 of Fort Gay WV – Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

4/28/15 – Jason Clark, 32 of Louisa - Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd, DUI 1st

4/29/15 – Wanda Maynard, 39 of Tomahawk – Theft by Unlawful Taking under $500/ shoplifting

4/29/15 – Hansel R. Wiley, 44 of Louisa - Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

LPD Officers to use the camera anytime they make contact with the public

Chief quoted that their use is intended for joint safety and legal insurance interactions between general public and local law enforcement officers. He said there will be one body cam per officer and one vehicle cam per police car for a total of 12.

Officer Hunter James andofficer Jordan Miller  wearing new body cameras.

Police Chief Greg Fugitt:  "We got the police body cameras to insure quality control when interacting with the public. If you have a complaint or dispute filed against a police officer, you now have video evidence to cover the police officer," said Fugitt. "We first started researching and making inquiries about police body cameras in 2013 and put it in the 2014 budget, so it was a couple of year process."

The total price cost tag of the WOLFOCM brand cameras was $4,292.94.

Fugitt admitted that there were some hesitation by some of his officers on the use of the body cameras.

"The younger police officers were pro camera, some of the older ones were old school and thought they would be a nuisance but now they love them and there's no problem at all. The public does not seem concerned with the police body cameras, they're used to being recorded anyway usually with dashboard cameras, but with dashboard cameras you're limited in your field of view if something happens out of frame…

...There was a little bit of a learning curve. At first we tested two of them out, and then we developed procedures for the rest of them. So far they've haven't been used in any major cases, but they have been useful with documenting some traffic stops and recording statements in the field," Chief Fugitt said.

"Our police body camera policy is that the camera has to go on as soon as your police lights go on. Officers need to use the camera anytime they make contact with the public. This helps eliminate any frivolous lawsuits and if you have an officer that is involved in misconduct, the department has the evidence of the officer doing something they're not supposed to be doing. It's almost like having a supervisor with each police officer," said Fugitt.

APRIL 28, 2015

Absentee voting in the County Court Clerk's office for anyone who will be out of town on Election Day has begun.

The last day to request a mail in absentee is May 12, the application must be back in the clerk's office. A copy of the sample ballot can be viewed on our website or the Secretary of State's site. In house absentee will be through May 18th.

"If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Also seems to be a lot of people unaware of election this year so I wanted give you some information," Jobe said.

Also, the Lawrence County Fiscal Court meeting for May originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, has been rescheduled to Monday, May 18, due to the upcoming primary election. 

Who is eligible for an absentee ballot?

In many counties, eligible voters may already cast absentee votes for the Kentucky’s May 19, 2015, Primary Election in their county clerks’ offices. All counties will allow eligible voters to cast in-person absentee ballots at least 12 working days before the election.

Individuals who may be eligible to vote by in-person absentee ballot include:

  • Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens who are absent from the county on Election Day
  • Military personnel confined to a base who learn of the confinement within seven days or less of the election
  • Students and residents who temporarily reside outside the county
  • Students who temporarily reside outside the county
  • Voters who temporarily reside outside Kentucky (e.g., vacationers)
  • Voters (and their spouses) who have surgery scheduled that will require hospitalization on Election Day
  • Women in their third trimester of pregnancy
  • Election officials (e.g., precinct election officers appointed to serve in precincts other than their own, alternate precinct election officers, and board of election members and staff)
  • Other voters who are absent from the county on Election Day.

In-person absentee voting is conducted during the county clerk’s regular business hours on voting machines similar to those used on Election Day. In-person absentee votes must be cast by close of business on May 18, 2015.

With the start of in-person absentee voting, electioneering laws become effective in buildings where absentee voting is conducted. Kentucky law currently provides that during polling hours, electioneering is prohibited inside absentee voting locations, and electioneering materials may not be affixed to the interior or exterior of those buildings.

“Voting is both a right and a responsibility,” said Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief election official. “Every election matters, and every vote counts, so I hope as many of Kentucky’s voters as possible will make their voices heard in our Primary Election.”

Individuals who do not qualify to vote absentee in person may be eligible to vote by mail-in absentee ballot. Voters may request an absentee ballot application from their county clerk in person or via telephone, fax, or email. Applications for mail-in absentee ballots must be received by the clerk’s office by no later than May 12, 2015, and the completed absentee ballot must be received by the county clerk by 6:00 p.m. local time on Election Day.

Persons with questions about absentee voting should contact their county clerk or the State Board of Elections. Additional information is also available at www.elect.ky.gov.