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Felony Kidnapping Arrest – Lawrence/Carter County;

Facebook contact brings N.C. man to Louisa for sex with 15 year-old Louisa girl, KSP says... 

(Ashland, KY) – The Kentucky State Police have arrested a Mount Olive, North Carolina resident after receiving a report involving the possible kidnapping and sexual assault of a fifteen year old female juvenile.

Larry T. Swinson Jr.Larry T. Swinson Jr.On September 21, 2014 at 3:30 am The Kentucky State Police Post 14 Ashland received a report which involved Larry T. Swinson Jr. traveling from Mount Olive, North Carolina to meet with a fifteen year old female juvenile in Louisa, KY.  It was also reported Swinson was engaged in a sexual relationship with the juvenile and had planned on taking her from Kentucky to another state.

Trooper Josh Satterly began the initial investigation and was able to track Swinson and the juvenile to a hotel in Grayson, KY.  Troopers responded to the location and located both Swinson and the juvenile.  At the time of his arrest Swinson was in possession of several pills (Type unknown)

During the course of the investigation it was determined a relationship developed between Swinson and the juvenile on a social media networking site.  Over the course of eighteen months Swinson had traveled to Louisa, KY on several occasions, taken control of the juvenile and engaged in sexual acts. (The juvenile’s parents were unaware of the ongoing relationship between Swinson and the juvenile.)

On September 21, 2014 at Larry T. Swinson Jr, age 43, of Mount Olive, NC, was arrested lodged in the Carter County Detention Center and charged with:

Kidnapping – Minor (1 count) Lawrence County Charge

Kidnapping - Minor (3 counts) Carter County Charges

Rape 3rd Degree (3 counts) Carter County Charges

Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree – Drug Unspecified (2 counts) Carter County Charges

Additional charges are pending in North Carolina on completion of this investigation.

Condemned?

in Louisa...

Lawsuit says this "blighted House" in the Berg section is dangerous to neighbors. Lazer photoLawsuit says this "blighted House" in the Berg section is dangerous to neighbors. Lazer photo

County attorney to take on neighborhood nuisance issue;

Files lawsuit against property owner...

Lawrence County attorney, Michael Hogan, announces the filing of a civil action lawsuit against Ms. Darlene Young.

Lawrence Co. Attorney and Co. Judge Exec. talked during a recent fiscal Court meeting. Some city officials do not agree with county entering city limits for condemnation proceedings. Lazer file photoLawrence Co. Attorney and Co. Judge Exec. talked during a recent fiscal Court meeting. Some city officials do not agree with county entering city limits for condemnation proceedings. Lazer file photoMr. Hogan has repeatedly requested Ms. Young to maintain her property, which is located in Berg subdivision in Louisa, KY.  Ms. Young received a copy of the Lawrence County Nuisance Ordinance No: 04-007, as well as certified mail letters.  However, Ms. Young has not been in compliance with said Ordinance or our requests for cleanup and/or demolition of the home.

The property is a public nuisance causing the property values of neighboring residents to decline drastically.  There are mice, rats, fleas, cats and other animals coming and going.  Trees are growing into the walls, and the entire property is left in deplorable, unacceptable conditions.

Mr. Hogan states, “This is the type of case I’m proud to represent and assist the citizens of Lawrence County.  Their patience is greatly appreciated as I move forward on legal action against Ms. Young.”

Mr. Hogan goes on to state, “that we will move for the court to tear this dilapidated property down to the ground” Hogan also asks “that Ms. Young be held responsible for any costs incurred by the county to demolish the home.”

City Attorney, who is an appointed city attorney for Louisa, had a simple answer when asked for comment.

"We have the city ordinances and the county has county ordinances," Adams said.  "We are a part of Lawrence County."

 

  


Sept. 16, 2014

Pot growers, burglar accused; Blaine man charged with endangering deputy;

Four indicted by Lawrence County Grand Jury...

By Catrina Vargo 

Wilma S. Shadd, 52, Harts, WV, was indicted on charges of Trafficking in Controlled Substance 2nd Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree, Possession/Drug Use Paraphernalia, and Public Intoxication.

According to the indictment, on or before June 27, 2013, Wilma S. Shadd knowingly and unlawfully trafficked in and or was in possession of a Schedule III controlled substance, Buprenorphine.  Defendant also was in possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, Amphetamine. Defendant was in possession of altered straws with chemical residue, baggies and rolling papers. Shadd was also publicly intoxicated in a public setting.

Harley Michele Browning, 21, Blaine, KY, was indicted on the charge of Cultivating Marijuana/Complicity.  

According to the indictment, on or before August 16, 2014, Harley Browning acted alone or in conspiracy with Joshua Ferguson by knowingly and unlawfully cultivating marijuana (over five plants).

Josh FergusonJosh FergusonJoshua Ferguson, 24, Blaine, KY, was indicted on charges of Cultivating Marijuana/Complicity, Tampering With Physical Evidence, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree, and Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree.  

According to the indictment, on or about August 16, 2014, Joshua Ferguson acted alone or in complicity with  Harley Browning by knowingly and unlawfully cultivating marijuana (over five plants). Defendant also destroyed, mutilated, concealed, or removed physical evidence which he felt would be used against him in an official court proceeding.  Defendant operated a motorized vehicle and disobeyed a direct order to stop with the intent to elude or flee from Deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence county Sheriff's Office.  Ferguson manifested extreme indifference to human life, engaged in conduct which created substantial danger of physical injury or death to another person, namely, Deputy Mark Wheeler.

Aaron BowensAaron BowensRichard Aaron Bowens, 24, Louisa, KY, was indicted on charges of Burglary 1st Degree, Assault 4th Degree, and Persistent Felony Offender.  According to the indictment, on or about September 5,  2014, Richard Bowens knowingly and unlawfully  entered into and remained in a dwelling house owned by Mrs. Sue Hudnall of Louisa, KY, with the intent to commit the crime of theft.  Defendant also physically assaulted Mr. William Hudnall of Louisa, KY.  Bowens is considered a persistent felony offender due to being convicted of two prior felonies.

Information provided by Lawrence County Circuit Court Clerk's Office

An indictment is not proof of guilt or innocence.

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