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Lawrence sheriff identifies body of Carter Co. man;

Body found in Blaine area; Discovered by oil well worker

BULLETIN -- On Monday, March 31, 2014 the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a deceased male on a logging road off of Cains Creek Road in the Blaine area of Lawrence County.

Upon arrival deputies discovered the body of a male subject believed to be approximately 25 to 35 years of age.

Subject did not have any identification on his person.

The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with any information about this subject to call the Sheriff's Office or Lawrence County 911 at 606-638-4851.

The Lazer will report on any information that comes in as soon as we get it.


UPDATE 4/1/14 @ 2:45 p.m.

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ky. -- The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the man whose body was found off a logging road Monday by an oil well worker checking oil well on same road where he found the body found him, Lawrence County Coroner Mike Wilson said.

Deputies say the body of Brandon M. Burnett, 30, of Denton, in Carter County, Kentucky, was found on a logging road off Cains Creek Road in Lawrence County by a oil well worker 

According to the medical examiner's officer, preliminary autopsy reports did not show signs of trauma.

Investigators are waiting for toxicology results to determine the cause of death, and whether drugs might have been involved.

Deputies are following leads to determine who Burnett was with prior to his death.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lawrence County Sheriff's office at


Hooser sentence of 15 years enhanced to 25 years for drug charge...



By Catrina Vargo

HoosierHoosierLouisa, KY -- Circuit Court Judge John David Preston denied a motion to withdraw a plea from Derek Hooser, 33, on the charges of Complicity/Manufacture Methamphetamine, 1st Offense and 1st Degree Persistent Felony Offender.

A hearing was held Friday, March 28, at which time the Defendant was sentenced to 15 years, that was enhanced to 25 years apparently because of the PFO. 



Other Circuit Court cases included:

Shadrin K. Britton, 32, pled not guilty to charge of 1st Degree Burglary. Defendant remains incarcerated, pre-trial conference set for April14.

Brian A. Chapman, 24, pled guilty to amended charge of Complicity/Receiving Stolen Property (firearm). Defendant remains on bond and was sentenced to 12 months probation, supervised 24 months and other conditions. Credit to be put toward judgement.

James L. Cook, 30, was sentenced to 5 years probation supervised 5 years and other conditions on charge of Failure to Comply With Sex Offender Registration, 120 days home incarceration (concurrent) on charge of Sex Offender Instant Messaging/ Chat/Social Network Use, the charge of Persistent Felony Offender 2nd Degree was dismissed. Credit of 110 days was applied.

Isaac Davis, 36, was sentenced 5 years supervised probation on charge of Complicity/Manufacture Methamphetamine1st Offense with 12 days credit applied.

Wendy JudeWendy JudeWendy Jude, 28, was sentenced to 90 days on the charge of Bail Jumping, concurrent to other case. Sentenced to 1 year on charge of Possession of Controlled  Substance, 91 days credit applied.

Jonathan Ratliff, 48, was sentenced to 1 year to serve on charge of Complicity/Theft By Unlawful Taking/Disp-All Others, 48 days credit applied. Charge of Criminal Trespassing 3rd Degree resulted in a $250 fine.

RatliffRatliffRonald Ratliff, 47, was sentenced to 1 year to serve on charge of Complicity/Theft By Unlawful Taking/Disp-all others with 48 days credit applied.  Charge of Criminal Trespassing 3rd Degree resulted in $250 fine.

Tommie J. Russell Jr., 28, pled not guilty to charge of Complicity/Theft By Unlawful Taking/Disp-Shoplifting and Persistent Felony Offender 1st Degree. Pre-trial conference set for April 25.

Christopher Shannon, 30, pled guilty to charge of Complicity/ Theft By Unlawful Taking All Others $500 or More But Under $10,000. Defendant sentenced to 1 year.  5 years on charge of Complicity/Theft By Unlawful Taking All Others $10,000 or More But Under $1,000,000, concurrent to Johnson Co. case, final sentencing April 25.

Benjamin Carlos Taylor, 24, pled guilty to charge of  three counts of Complicity/Theft By Unlawful Taking (firearm), and Criminal Mischief 1st Degree. Defendant was sentenced to 12 months, supervised probation for 24 months and other conditions, to run concurrent.

Dustin WardDustin WardDustin E. Ward, 38, was sentenced to 3 years probation, supervised 5 years and other conditions on charge of 1st Degree Possession of Heroin. Charge of Tampering With Physical Evidence was dismissed. On the charge of Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, Defendant was sentenced to 60 days, with other conditions.  On the charge of Driving DUI Suspended License, Aggravator, Defendant was sentenced to 60 days (concurrent).  The charge of Failure To or Improper Signal was dismissed as was the charge do Persistent Felony Offender.  184 days credit was applied.

Michael Welch, 30, pled guilty to Complicity Receiving Stolen Property (firearm). Sentenced to 12 months probation, unsupervised 24 months and other conditions, with 1 day credit. Defendant to serve Friday-Monday at Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.

Heather B. Gipson, 34, pled not guilty to charge of Complicity Receiving Stolen Property Under $10,000. Pre-trial conference April 25.

Walter Gipson, 31, pled not guilty to charges of Complicity Receiving Stolen Property Under $10,000 and Persistent Felony Offender. Pre-trial conference April 25.

David K. Williams, 29, pled not guilty to charge of Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree. Pre-trial conference April 25

Viacom demands 'unreasonable' terms and fees on Lycom and their subscribers;

By Steve Lycans

Viacom Negotiations:

Viacom, the owner of networks such as MTV, Nickelodeon, and CMT, is threatening to remove all their channels because we will not agree to a rate hike greater than 40 times the rate of inflation. That’s like paying $3.50 for gas one day and then $6.00 the next.

Lycom,Inc. in an effort to keep cost low, has not agreed to their terms because this would cause an increase to our subscriber’s cable rates.

Viacom just recently reported a 16% rise in net income (Bloomberg). They have made profits and aim to increase those profits on the back of independent cable operators and their customers.

Please be patient while we negotiate a lower price to keep our subscribers bill below national average. If Viacom decides to demand we pull the signal to these channels, we will continue to negotiate for a timely resolve.

Lycom asks for your patience and support while we negotiate with Viacom for a fair price of these networks. Please check, follow on twitter #Lycomonline or visit us at to stay updated about the negotiations. For facts, please visit

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