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Clara Wells, daughter of Briana Adkins with her new bike helmet Clara Wells, daughter of Briana Adkins with her new bike helmet

The Louisa Police Department and the Louisa Bike Club held their Annual Youth Summer Safety Fest on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Louisa Senior Citizens Center.

Louisa Police Chief Greg Fugitt said 100 kids got a new bike helmet as a result to the fun activity sponsored by his department.Louisa Police Chief Greg Fugitt said 100 kids got a new bike helmet as a result to the fun activity sponsored by his department.

The event focuses on child bike safety. Participants were encouraged to bring their bicycle, tricycle or big wheels for the safety course. Free bike helmets were given out to those who came for the fun.

Louisa Police Chief Greg Fugitt said, "We have been doing this for 3 years now to support and provide community service to the kids and families we serve. We have a good turnout today and hope to provide helmets to about 100 kids. We enjoy the opportunity to show the community that we do more than police."

Volunteer Melissa Moore, branch manager of World Finance stated, "We are thrilled to come out and support the Louisa Police Department and the kids. The company is glad to give back to the community."

Smokey the Bear from the Kentucky Division of Forestry was also there to discuss campfire safety. Since it is the season for camping, a refresher course was given about how to keep your camping fun and safe.

The Kentucky State Police represented by Michael Murriell brought a truck to demonstrate the effect of not wearing seatbelts in a roll-over. Several volunteers were present to assist the children.

A Big Shout Out to the following for sponsoring the event. Walmart, World Finance, Liquidation Addicts, Rent to Own, Do It Best Hardware, Food City, Cash Express, Auto Zone, Advanced Auto and Brown's Food Service.

 We have been doing this for 3 years now to support and provide community service to the kids and families we serveWe have been doing this for 3 years now to support and provide community service to the kids and families we serve

DISTRICT 14 KSP PUBLIC RELATIONS SPECIALIST MIKE MURRIELL JOINED THE FUN SATURDAY.DISTRICT 14 KSP PUBLIC RELATIONS SPECIALIST MIKE MURRIELL JOINED THE FUN SATURDAY. 

 

Area Arrests June 1 & 2, 2017 


JUNE 7, 2017 - written by WADE QUEEN

THIS IS THE COMPOSITE LIST OF EVERY ONE ARRESTED IN LAWRENCE, MARTIN, JOHNSON, AND MAGOFFIN COUNTIES JUNE 1 AND 2, 2017 (AS WELL AS OTHER "UNOFFICIAL NEIGHBORING COUNTIES SUCH AS ELLIOT, MORGAN, WOLFE, ETC....).

OUT OF THE AT LEAST 27 INMATES BOOKED AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER IN PAINTSVILLE JUNE 1 AND 2, 2017, 4 OF THEM WERE FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY, WITH ANOTHER LAWRENCE COUNTY RESIDENT ARRESTED IN MARTIN COUNTY. 

THE NAMES OF THOSE ARRESTED AND BOOKED JUNE 1 AND 2 ARE THE FOLLOWING: 

JUNE 1, 2017

Jerra M. MeadeJerra M. MeadeJerra M. Meade, 23, from Salyersville, Kentucky; was booked June 1 at 12:05 A.M. - after being arrested by the Paintsville Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION - FIREARM, • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION ALL OTHERS $500 OR MORE BUT UNDER/$10,000.

 

 

Billie J. WellsBillie J. WellsBillie J. Wells-Bowen, 46, from Van Lear, Kentucky; was booked June 1 at 1:21 A.M. - after being arrested by a trooper from the Kentucky State Police-Post#9-Pikeville, and was charged with: • PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCLUDES ALCOHOL), • FAILURE TO NOTIFY ADDRESS CHANGE TO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

 

 

 

 

 

Jerry M. ButcherJerry M. ButcherJerry M. Butcher, 38, from River, Kentucky; was booked June 1 at 3:12 A.M. - after being arrested by a trooper from the Kentucky State Police-Post#9-Pikeville, and was charged with: • VIOLATION OF A FOREIGN EPO/DVO.

 

 

 

 

Wayne A. FrasherWayne A. FrasherWayne A. Frasher, 45, of Fort Gay, West Virginia; was arrested on June 1, 2017, at 10:53 A.M., by sergeant Ed Cordle of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE,  • FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, • LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION, • NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT.

 

 

 

 

 

Sandra ShepherdSandra ShepherdSandra L. Shepherd, 48, from Salyersville, Kentucky; was booked June 1 at 1:59 P.M. - after being arrested by a deputy of the Magoffin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen R. ColeKaren R. ColeKaren R. Cole, 43, from Salyersville, Kentucky; was booked June 1 at 3:03 P.M. - after being taken into custody by the Magoffin County Court, to serve a guilty plea jail sentence: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derek MaynardDerek MaynardDerek Maynard, 26, of Huntington, West Virginia; was arrested on June 1, 2017, at 10:55 P.M., by deputy Dwayne Bowen of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:  • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE (OPIATES), • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS ( 2 SEPARATE COUNTS),• THEFT OF IDENTITY OF ANOTHER W/O CONSENT (2 SEPARATE COUNTS), • PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER II, • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE (COCAINE), • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 3RD DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED.

 

 

 

 

Raymond PeytonRaymond PeytonRaymond Peyton, 48, from West Liberty, Kentucky; was booked June 1 at 11:05 P.M. - after being arrested by an officer with the West Liberty Police Department in Morgan County, and was charged with: • FAILURE TO APPEAR ( 3 SEPARATE COUNTS ).

 

 

JUNE 2, 2017

 

Doug ThompsonDoug ThompsonDoug Thompson, 37, from Warfield, Kentucky; was booked June 2 at 3:30 A.M. - after being arrested by a deputy of the Martin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SERVING WARRANT FOR OTHER POLICE AGENCY,• FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE, 2ND DEGREE (ON FOOT), • ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE (1ST & 2ND OFFENSE).

 

 

 

 

 

Kenneth L. WardKenneth L. WardKenneth L. Ward, 48, from Inez, Kentucky; was booked June 2 at 3:51 A.M. - after being taken into custody by the Martin County Court, to serve a guilty plea jail sentence: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly R. Hunter-JonesKelly R. Hunter-JonesKelly R. Hunter-Jones, 37, from Flat Gap, Kentucky; was booked June 2 at 4:25 A.M. - after being arrested by a deputy of the Johnson County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • GIVING OFFICER FALSE NAME OR ADDRESS, • THEFT OF IDENTITY OF ANOTHER W/O CONSENT, • PRESCRIPTION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NOT PROPER CONTAINER 1ST OFFENSE, • PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUB (EXCLUDES ALCOHOL), • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE),• DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS, • CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON, • FLAGRANT NON SUPPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa Ann GibsonLisa Ann GibsonLisa Ann Gibson, 48, from Salyersville, Kentucky; was booked June 2 at 10:50 A.M. - after being taken into custody by the Magoffin County Court, to serve a guilty plea jail sentence: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER, but then was also charged with: • PROMOTING CONTRABAND - 1ST DEGREE, • CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF FORGED INSTRUMENT 2ND DEGREE (IDENTIFY,  • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 3RD DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED, • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.

 

 

 

 

 

Melissa G. WhitakerMelissa G. WhitakerMelissa G. Whitaker, 34, from Hueysville, Kentucky; was booked June 2 at 11:02 A.M. - after being taken into custody by the Johnson County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea jail sentence: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delmar MooreDelmar MooreDelmar Moore, 49, from Martin, Kentucky; was booked June 2 at 11:34 A.M. - after being arrested by a deputy of the Martin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (< 10 D.U. OPIATES).

 

 

 

 

Rebecca L. LamRebecca L. LamRebecca L. Lam, 50, from Jackson, Kentucky; was booked June 2 at 12:19 P.M. - after being arrested by a deputy of the Magoffin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (MINOR INJURY), • DISORDERLY CONDUCT, 2ND DEGREE.

 

 

 

 

Dustin C TharpDustin C TharpDustin C Tharp, 35, from Russellville, Ohio, formerly from West Liberty, Kentucky; was booked June 2 at 12:32 P.M. -after being taken into custody by the Morgan County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea jail sentence: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brittney M. HannahBrittney M. HannahBrittney M. Hannah, 25, from Flat Gap, Kentucky; was booked June 2 at 3:29 P.M. - after being arrested by a deputy of the Martin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (< 10 D.U. OPIATES).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony SizemoreAnthony SizemoreAnthony Sizemore, 26, from Louisa, was booked June 2 at 3:38 P.M. - after being arrested by a deputy of the Martin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • ASSAULT 3RD DEGREE-POLICE OFFICER OR PROBATION OFFICER, • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/ INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

Arthur C. HaleArthur C. HaleArthur C. Hale, 38, from Lovely, Kentucky; was booked June 2 at 3:57 P.M. - after being arrested by a deputy of the Martin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • FAILURE OF NON-OWNER OPERATOR TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE, • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE, • ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF LEGEND DRUG.

 

 

 

 

 

Rush W. FletcherRush W. FletcherRush W. Fletcher, 47, from Inez, Kentucky; was booked June 2 at 4:04 P.M. - after being arrested by a deputy of the Martin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • BURGLARY, 2ND DEGREE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerold A. CastleJerold A. CastleJerold A. Castle, 51, from Inez, Kentucky; was booked June 2 at 4:25 P.M. - after being arrested by a deputy of the Martin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (> OR = 10 D.U. OPIATES), • RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER/$500, • POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA.

 

 

 

 

 

 Jeremy M. Chandler Jeremy M. ChandlerJeremy M. Chandler, 32, of Louisa; was arrested on June 2, 2017, at 5:37 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/ INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

Jarrod Jonathon WellsJarrod Jonathon WellsJarrod Jonathon Wells, 46, from Paintsville, Kentucky; was booked June 2 at 5:58 P.M. - after being taken into custody by the Magoffin County Court, to serve a guilty plea jail sentence: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanga HensonTanga HensonTanga Henson, 29, of Kermit, West Virginia; was arrested on June 1, 2017, at 7:15 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: #1 THEFT BY UNLAWFUL  TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brandon T. FinleyBrandon T. FinleyBrandon T. Finley, 22, from Debord, Kentucky; was booked June 2 at 7:39 P.M. - after being taken into custody by the Martin County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea jail sentence: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin L ShepherdRobin L ShepherdRobin L Shepherd, 47, from Sitka, Kentucky; was booked June 2 at 7:57 P.M. - after being taken into custody by the Johnson County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea jail sentence: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael CarterMichael CarterMichael Carter, 41, from Inez, Kentucky; was booked June 2 at 10:29 P.M. - after being arrested by a deputy of the Martin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

 

 

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. 

 

 May 31, 2017

 

Tonielle AdkinsTonielle AdkinsTonielle Adkins-Porter, 27 was present for Pretrial on COMPLICITY TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1st degree, PROMOTING CONTRABAND, 1st degree and BURGLARY, 1st degree.

A not guilty plea was entered and a public defender was appointed next court date 6/23/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Misty D. BlevinsMisty D. BlevinsMisty Blevins, 30 was present after being picked up on a warrant for PROBATION VIOLATION ON A FELONY OFFENSE. A hearing will be held on 6-9-17.

 

 

 

 

 

Kenneth Bolick, 28 played not guilty on charges of COMPLICITY FALSE STATEMENT FOR PRESCRIPTION AND PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER, 1st degree. A public defender was appointed and pretrial conference set for June 23, 2017.

 

 

 

 

Janice GauzeJanice GauzeJanice Gauze, 47 was present for arraignment on COMPLICITY PRESENT FRAUDULENT CLAIMS TO DEFRAUD KMAP OVER $300.00. All cases were consolidated with other cases (same bond) and a not guilty plea was entered. Pretrial set for 6-23-17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justin W. HarlessJustin W. HarlessJustin Harless, 29 was present for PROBATION VIOLATION for felony offense. An agreed order on a graduated sanction was given and defendant to be released August 24, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lowell HayesLowell HayesLowell Hayes Jr. 56, what is present on charges of Complicity of Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition Auto (10,000 or more but under 1,000,000) and Persistent Felony Offender 2nd degree, charges amended to misdemeanor charges and defendant entered a guilty plea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billy J. KeetonBilly J. KeetonBilly Keeton, 30 what is present on the charge of Criminal Abuse 1st degree child 12 or under, entered a not-guilty plea a public defender was appointed. Pre-trial is set for June 23, 2017, Bond to stay at $10,000 cash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joan C. KimbleJoan C. KimbleJoann Kimble, 26 entered a not guilty plea on charges of COMPLICITY 1st DEGREE POSSESSION OF CS/DRUG UNSPECIFIED, 1st offense, COMPLICITY POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 3 Rd degree- drug unspecified, COMPLICITY POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND COMPLICITY POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. A Public defender was appointed, and a pre-trial date set for June 23, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justin W. KirkJustin W. KirkJustin Kirk, 22 was present for completion of terms of a pretrial diversion. Motion granted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David B. McKenzieDavid B. McKenzieDavid McKenzie, 55 entered a not guilty plea on charges of CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, 1st degree, LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT/FAILURE TO RENDER AID OR ASSISTANCE. Pretrial set for 6-23-17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard L. MeadeRichard L. MeadeRichard Meade, 64 entered a guilty plea according to offer from the Commonwealth on charges of BURGLARY, 3 Rd degree and CARRYING A CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON. Final sentencing will be on 6-23-17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary CochranGary CochranGary Mills Cochran, 50 entered a not guilty plea on charges of COMPLICITY 1st DEGREE POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1st offense, COMPLICITY POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 3rd degree, COMPLICITY POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND COMPLICITY DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. Bond to remain the same and Pretrial conference set for 6-23-17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason M. SalyerJason M. SalyerJason Salyer, 38 entered a not guilty plea and AOR to be completed on charges of BURGLARY 1st°. Pretrial conference 6-23-17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Taleka S. Smith- Sesco Taleka S. Smith- SescoTaleka Sesco, 34 warrant for REVOCATION HEARING, reset for 6-9-17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda ThomasAmanda ThomasAmanda Thomas, 35 was present for TRAFFICKING IN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (Methamphetamine ) AND 1st DEGREE POSSESSION OF HEROIN, 1st offense and POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. Reset for Pretrial that day at 11:00 am.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melissa R. Thompson ChafinMelissa R. Thompson ChafinMelissa Thompson, 41 was present for a PROBATION VIOLATION FOR FELONY OFFENSE, agreed on order for a graduated sanction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnny Vaughn Johnny Vaughn Johnny D. Vaughn Jr. 42, present on COMPLICITY ROBBERY, 2nd degree, set for a competency hearing at 6-9-17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dalton L. WhittDalton L. WhittDalton Whitt, 29 Pled guilty to offer from the Commonwealth amended to misdemeanor sentenced to 12 months probated supervised on charges of Assault on a Police Officer 3rd degree (dismissed) Endangering The Welfare of a Minor (dismissed) Terroristic Threatening, 3rd degree (dismissed) Resisting Arrest (pled guilty) Menacing (dismissed)

 

 

 

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.