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ONE OF CHARGED SUSPECTS IS YOUNG COUSIN OF MARTIN COUNTY SHERIFF JOHN KIRK; ALSO ARRESTED ON SIMILAR CHARGES TWICE IN 2016

APRIL 14, 2017, written by WADE QUEEN

A stolen car is being arrestedin the photo above.A stolen car is being arrestedin the photo above.


JOHNNY STEVEN KIRK top and STEVEN CASEY MEADE.JOHNNY STEVEN KIRK top and STEVEN CASEY MEADE.Deputies from the Martin County Sheriff's Department arrested two men Wednesday after they say the stole a vehicle and sold it for cash.

Just a few days after the car was reported stolen two Martin County men were caught on video with the same car at a metal recycling shop.

"Once the camera had come on they re-winded it and found a silver dodge neon that was matching the description the owner had given me," Martin County Sheriff's Deputy Cody Lowe said.

Officers said Sunday evening was the last time the owner saw the car.

In a picture taken from security video you can see two men, who police said took the car to Howell's Recycle Center and sold it for cash.

"The car, actually when I looked it up on the warrant when I was trying to process for the warrant, the car booked for 2,260 something, he got 156 dollars out of the car," stated Deputy Lowe.

On Wednesday afternoon deputies served felony warrants and arrested Johnny Steven Kirk, 20, of Beauty, Kentucky, and Steven Casey Meade, 25, of Inez, Kentucky.

"When I was up there he was with the guy that he had got the car with," according to Deputy Lowe.

Deputy Lowe said he was able to use a receipt to prove Kirk and Meade sold the car.

Deputy Lowe is warning people to take extra security measures.

"Really I think that people need to invest in security systems around their home areas, you need to keep your doors locked and cars locked also because, I mean, these people are smart," Deputy Lowe said.

Deputies say they also received a signed statement from the owner of Howell's Recycle Center saying the two men sold the car.

The Martin County Sheriff Department charged both Johnny Steven Kirk and Steven Casey Meade with with the felony of: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION AUTO - $500 OR MORE BUT UNDER/$10,000.

One of the suspects, Johnny Kirk, is a cousin of Martin County Sheriff John H. Kirk. Johnny Kirk was arrested by the Martin County Sheriff Department on similar charges twice in 2016. In August and November 2016, then 19 year old Johnny Kirk was arrested on the same single felony charge of receiving stolen property under $10,000 for both arrests.

Earlier in the year, in May 2016, Johnny Kirk was arrested by Martin County deputies for nine vehicle traffic citations offenses, which were: • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE, • NO REGISTRATION PLATES, • NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, • FAILURE OF OWNER TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 2ND OFFENSE, • IMPROPER TOWING, • ESCAPING CONTENTS,SHIFTING OR SPILLING LOADS, • FAILURE TO REGISTER TRANSFER OF MOTOR VEHICLE, • FAILURE TO REGISTER TRANSFER OF MOTOR VEHICLE, • NO SEAT BELT ANCHORS, CHILD RESTRAINTS.

 

WAYNE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT:

Thursday, April 13, 2017

On April 11, 2017, Sheriff Rick Thompson announced arrests made by the US Marshalls Cuffed Task Force in two separate investigations conducted by the Wayne County Sheriff Department Drug Enforcement Unit.

The first arrest was made on North Jefferson Drive off Spring Valley in Wayne County and the second in Stepptown. The two investigations were not connected. However; both cases involved a Detroit source of supply.

Sheriff Thompson along with the Wayne County Sheriff Department Drug Enforcement Unit, WCSD Deputies, and the WVSP searched a residence on North Jefferson Drive after an investigation conducted by the WCSD Drug Enforcement Unit.

Officials collected evidence used for Manufacturing Methamphetamine, several baggies of HEROIN, and evidence for packaging and cutting HEROIN. Three arrests have been made as a result of the investigation.

Angela Davis, left, and Angie Perry-Sammons        4/13/17Angela Davis, left, and Angie Perry-Sammons 4/13/17Angela Davis of South Point, OH is charged with (2) counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance (HEROIN), Operating or Attempting to Operate a Clandestine Drug Laboratories, Precursors for Meth, and Conspiracy.

Conner Arthur, aka “L” of Detroit, MI is charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance (HEROIN), Possession with Intent to Deliver (HERION), and Conspiracy.

Michael Fritz of South Point, OH is charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver (HEROIN), Operating or Attempting to Operate a Clandestine Drug Laboratories, Precursors for Meth, and Conspiracy. More arrests are expected in connection to the search made in this case.

Also arrested in a separate investigation was John Sammons and Angie Perry-Sammons of Stepptown. John is charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance (HEROIN), Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Oxycodone), and Conspiracy. Angie was also charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance (HEROIN), Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Oxycodone), and Conspiracy. The WCSD Drug Enforcement Unit made several undercover drug purchases from the suspects in Stepptown. The Detroit source of supply has been arrested by another agency. 

Sheriff Thompson stated that “the work of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department Drug Enforcement Unit has made a major impact on the trafficking of drugs within our county”.

 


LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST LIST - MARCH 27-APRIL 4, 2017

 

APRIL 5, 2017 - written by WADE QUEEN


NINE ARRESTS IN THE LAST NINE DAYS, COMPARED TO 18 IN THE PREVIOUS SIX DAY PERIOD. REFLECTS SLOWDOWN IN LAWRENCE COUNTY AND NEIGHBORING COUNTIES IN THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS THAT USE THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER IN PAINTSVILLE,

DUE TO OVERCROWDING AT THE BSRDC. JAIL INMATE POPULATION COUNT WENT FROM HIGH 280s IN LATE MARCH TO THE LOW 260s OVER THE PAST WEEKEND, BUT BACK UP TO 271 INMATES AS OF 7 A.M. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017.

THERE WERE 30 ARREST SUBJECTS BROUGHT TO THE BSRDC IN PAINTSVILLE IN THE FIRST FOUR DAYS OF APRIL, AS COMPARED TO 79 ARREST SUBJECTS IN THE LAST SEVEN DAYS OF MARCH. THERE WERE JUST OVER 385 TOTAL ARREST BOOKINGS AT BSRDC FOR THE WHOLE MONTH OF MARCH.

STICKY FINGERS SYNDROME RETURNS, AS SIX OF THOSE NINE ARRESTED IN LAWRENCE COUNTY (2/3 TOTAL), HAD MISDEMEANOR SHOPLIFTING CHARGES SLAPPED ON THEM.

THOSE 9 ARRESTS LISTED BELOW ARE THE FOLLOWING:

 


1. Albert Horn1. Albert HornAlbert Horn, 46, of Inez, Kentucky; turned himself in on March 27, 2017 at 12:17 P.M to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve jail time for: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Brian A. Roop2. Brian A. RoopBrian A. Roop, 31, of Louisa, was arrested on March 27, 2017, at 6:56 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Candi L. SawyersCandi L. SawyersCandi L. Sawyers, 35, of Pikeville, Kentucky; was arrested on March 28, 2017, at 4:09 P.M., by Chief Greg Fugittof the Louisa Police Department and was charged with: • NON PAYMENT OF FINES (OUT OF PIKE COUNTY, KENTUCKY), • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500, • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS, • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 3RD DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED.

On March 29, 2017, Candi L. Sawyers was taken into custody by deputy Deskins of the Pike County Sheriff Department and was transferred to the Pike County Detention Center on Pikeville, on the non payment of fines charge, and her bond was set at $441, the total exact amount of Sawyers fines.



 


Lejeana Parsons, 28, of Kermit, West Virginia; was arrested on March 28, 2017, at 6:35 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.



 

 

 

 

Billy J. KeetonBilly J. KeetonBilly Keeton, 29, Blaine, Kentucky was taken into custody on March 29, 2017, at 7:33 P.M., by trooper Craig Morella, of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • CRIMINAL ABUSE 1ST DEGREE-CHILD 12 OR UNDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Michael D. BlankenshipMichael D. BlankenshipMichael D. Blankenship, of Louisa, was arrested on March 30, 2017, at 8:52 P.M., by Chief Greg Fugittof the Louisa Police Department and was charged with: • TRAFFICKING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITHIN 1,000 FEET OF SCHOOL, • UNLAWFUL TRANSACTION WITH/MINOR 3RD DEGREE, • TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, • POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS, • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheena M. BranhamSheena M. BranhamSheena M. Branham, 33, of Louisa, was arrested on March 31, 2017, at 11:24 A.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Nicole Hale Nicole HaleNicole Hale, 33, of Fort Gay, West Virginia; was arrested on April 1, 2017, at 5:25 P.M., by sergeant Ed Cordle of the Louisa Police Department and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500, • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.



 

 

 

 

 

Natasha D. MeddingsNatasha D. MeddingsNatasha D. Meddings, 25, of Lavalette, West Virginia; was arrested on April 1, 2017, at 5:42 P.M., by sergeant Ed Cordle of the Louisa Police Department and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

 


Jaryd H. Crum Is Associate 


Counsel At Kirk Law Firm

Graduate of Eastern University And UK Law School

Jaryd H. CrumJaryd H. CrumJaryd H. Crum, a 2016 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law 
and a 2013 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, is an Associate Counsel at Kirk 
Law Firm effective April 3,2017.

During his time at Eastern, Jaryd worked as an Intern at the Kirk Firm for three 
summers. While a student at UK Law School, Jaryd clerked for Franklin Circuit Judge, 
Phillip Shepherd, and also earned the C.A.L.I., which is the highest grade in the school's 
State Constitutional Law course taught by U.K. General Counsel William E. Thro. After 
his graduation at UK Law, Jaryd attended the Johns Hopkins University where he studied 
government. Jaryd is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and in 
Washington D.C.

"We are delighted to have this young man as counsel at our firm," John C. Kirk, a 
Partner at the Kirk Firm said. "From working with him during the summers of his college 
years, we learned that he has the highest integrity and an outstanding work ethic."

The Kirk Firm has eight offices in Eastern Kentucky and represents persons 
injured in highway accidents, workplace injuries, industrial diseases such as Black Lung, 
home fire and other insurance losses, Social Security disability, product liability, criminal 
record expungements, criminal defense, traffic violations, estate probates, wills, deeds 
and domestics.

Roll Call Magazine, a Frankfort publication, has often published rankings of 
Kentucky lawyers who represent persons with work injuries and Black Lung and has 
often listed the Kirk Firm as the State's number one firm for those cases.

In 2000 the Kirk Firm successfully represented 672 Martin County and Lawrence 
County property owners against Martin County Coal Company and Massey Coal 
Corporation for "Sludge Damages" to their properties following the collapse of a sludge 
lake on the Martin County Coal property, an event that released 300 million gallons of 
sludge into Martin County streams and then into the Tug and Big Sandy Rivers.

The Kirk Firm represented the estate of a man killed by a coal truck that crashed 
into his vehicle and the Firm recovered damages from the owner of the truck and-in a 
precedent changing action-recovered damages against the coal company that 
"overloaded the truck," knowing that the truck would be operated on an unsafe road. 
Recently, the Kirk Firm received a $27,000,000 Judgment in the Knott Circuit Court for a 
client in a case against a coal company.

"Jaryd is the very kind of attorney who will continue our Firm's success in 
representation of the hurt and disabled and others," Kirk said.

Jaryd is married to his high school sweetheart, the former Jessica Maynard. His 
parents are Benton and Teresia Houston Crum of Inez.

 


DEEDS

Gary Neal Thompson to Clarence Everett H Thompson and Martha McGrath Thompson, DeWayne Thompson and Rita Marie Thompson, Sebrina Dawn Green and Scott Gregory Green, and Clarence Everett Thompson . Property in Lawrence Co.Ky.

Christopher Michael Allen and Vanessa Allen to William S. Runyon and Cheyenna L. Runyon, property in Louisa, Ky.

Randy Allen and Kimberly Allen to William S. Runyon and Cheyenna L. Runyon, property in Lawrence Co. Ky.

Jeffrey L. Carroll and Tammy E. Carroll to Roger Carroll and Barb Carroll, property in Lawrence Co.Ky.

Roger Salyer and Suzie Salyer to Curtis Scott, Jr. And Paula J. Scott, property in Lawrence Co. Ky.

Willis K. Boyd and Mary L. Boyd, Patricia Ann Vanhoose to George H. Boyd, property in Lawrence Co.Ky.

Ottie E. Blythe and Lorene Blythe, James N. Blythe and Belinda Blythe , Phyllis A. Fraley and David Fraley , Paul R. Blythe and Brenda Blythe, Robert G. Blythe , Regina Blythe to EIP Kentucky LLC, property in Lawrence Co.Ky.

Paul Thompson and Doris Thompson to Richard Rebecca and Melissa Rebecca, property in Lawrence Co. Ky.

Terry Eugene Dean and Debra Arlene Dean to Richard Rebecca and Melissa Rebecca , property in Lawrence Co. Ky.

Nelson Thompson, Jr. , and Chad L. Thompson to Randall J. Kidd and Alyssa J. Kidd, property in Lawrence Co.Ky.

Melanie A. Wellman to Morgan M. Wellman and Melissa S. Wellman, property in Lawrence Co. Ky.

Harold Diamond to Joe M. Lycan and Cheryl A. Lycan , property in Lawrence Co.,Ky.

Ethel Sue Wells to Alvin and Jackie Blackburn, property in Lawrence Co., Ky.

Jessica Moses and Darren Moses to Mary Beth Baumgardner, property in Lawrence Co., Ky.

Helen Harless to Krystal Whitt and Lisa Whitt, property in Lawrence Co., Ky.

David Marcum and Leeann Marcum to Elmer Hammond. Property in Richardson area of Lawrence Co., Ky.

Marriages

Savannah Lynn Dixon, 20, of Louisa, Ky. to Dwight Douglas Spence, 23, of Wayne, WV

Jamie Michelle Painter, 36, of Louisa, Ky. to Tesa Nicole Castle, 31, Lima, Ohio

Stacey Nicole Hawkins, 27, of Louisa, Ky. to Kristian Gage Noakes, 24, Debord, Ky.

Edna Leah Steele, 31, of Blaine, Ky. to Brian Lee Hooley 35, of Blaine, Ky.

Kara Lynn Preston, 25, of Louisa, Ky. to Nathan Daniel Thoma , 24, of Louisa, Ky.

Mary Kristin Blair , 23, of Morehead, Ky. to Joshua Tyler Reed, 22, of Louisa, Ky.

Joey Stapelton, 39, of Genoa, WV to Lora Lee Maynard, 22, of Genoa, WV

Gamily Faye Preece, 23, of Louisa,Ky. to Michael Christopher Dean, 22, of Louisa, Ky.

Nathaniel Cole Holder, 32, of Denton, Ky. to Vanessa Rae Burke, 32, of Denton, Ky.

Civil Suits

Maggie Williamson Vs. Luisangel R. Verenzuela, M.D. ET, and Three Rivers Medical Center, (Personal Injury)


Fifth Third Mortgage Company Vs. Paul Wood, ET AL ( Foreclosure)


Carrie Ann Daniels Vs. Jeremy Thompson ( Dissolution of Marriage )


Cach, LLC Vs. Sheila Lyons (Contract Complaint) defendant indebted to plaintiff in the amount of $14,611.24


Andrew Layne Goble Vs. Kristina Noel Goble (Dissolution of Marriage)


Regions Bank DBA Regions Mortgage Vs. Hollie Smith, ET AL (foreclosure)


Fifth Third Mortgage Company Vs. Unknown Doss Heirs of Jera (foreclosure)


Mark Ratliff Vs. Kristi Rogers, ET AL (Contract-debt collection)


Ladonna Lynn Fletcher Vs. Larry Virgil Fletcher (Domestic and Family)


Brittany Harless Vs. Jonathan Wynne (Domestic and Family, Custody)


Danni C. Grace Vs. Richard Grace (Dissolution of Marriage)


Josh Dawson Vs. Whitney Spaulding (Petition for Custody)


Darlene Hackney, ET AL Vs. Gregory Fortner ET AL Total Equipment Company (Personal Injury)


Recovery Of Louisa, PPLC Vs. Addiction Recovery Care, LLC (Contract of debt collection in excess of $5,000)


Gregory Scott Moore Vs. Tina Roop Moore (Domestic and Family)


Kristi Rogers and Young Funeral Home Vs. Mark Ratliff (Contract & Debt Collection)


Mary F. Bryant Vs. Angela McGuire (Complaint for Child Support and Medical Support)


David Johnson Vs. Jennie Johnson (Dissolution of Marriage)


Louisa Community Bank Vs. Curt D. Edens ET AL (Contract-debt collection)


Whitney Spaulding Vs. Joshua R. Dawson (Complaint for Child and Medical Support)


Gary Moore Vs. Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. (Property Damage)


Cavalry SPI I, LLC Vs. Jason Pack (Debt Collection in the sum of $29,725.07)


KY Foster Care Vs. Laurinda Wells (Domestic and Family-Child Support)


KY Foster Care Vs. Donald Whitt (Domestic-Child and Medical Support)


Brenda Cataloni Vs. James Hardin (Domestic-Child and Medical Support)


Brandy Triplett Vs. Weslie B. Triplett (Domestic-Dissolution of Marriage)


Louisa Community Bank VS. James Michael Bond (Contract & Debt Collection)

Heather Resheay Castle VS. Adam Joshua Castle (Domestic and Family)


Louisa Community Bank VS. James J. Parsley (Contract)


Katie M.Webb VS. Darius H. Adkins (Complaint for Child and Medical Support)


Hospital of Louisa, INC. DBA Three Rivers Medical Center VS. Billy Caldwell (Complaint for money due on account)


Hospital of Louisa, INC. DBA Three Rivers Medical VS. Curtis Marcum (Complaint for money due on account)


Hospital of Louisa, INC. DBA Three Rivers Medical VS. Carol Rose (Complaint for money due on account)


Citizens Bank of Kentucky, Successor in interest to People's Security Bank VS. Vincent Silvestri, (Default in Contract)


Emma L. Pridemore VS. Carla Conn (Domestic-Complaint for Child and Medical Support).