LOUISA MAN ARRESTED NEW YEARS MORNING FOR METH POSSESSION — ARRESTED AGAIN BY LOUISA POLICE JUST 5 HOURS LATER!
JERRY LEVERING WAS BUSTED FOR TRAFFICKING WITH 2 WOMEN, WAS RELEASED BOTH TIMES FROM REGIONAL JAIL WITHIN A COUPLE OF HOURS; COMES AS 2 MORE LOUISA RESIDENTS GET ARRESTED IN SEPARATE DRUG CASE ARRESTS, GET RELEASED OUT OF BSRDC SHORTLY THEREAFTER.
JANUARY 6, 2019 – written by WADE QUEEN
3:48 A.M. AND 9:09 A.M.: THE EXACT TIME OF THE BOOKINGS OF JERRY L. LEVERING AT THE BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER IN PAINTSVILLE AFTER BEING ARRESTED TWICE SEPARATELY ON METH TRAFFICKING & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA CHARGES IN LOUISA ON NEW YEARS DAY MORNING.
In a head-shaking follow-up to a crime case story from earlier last week, a Louisa man who was arrested with two Louisa women in the pre-dawn hours New Years Day on possession and trafficking of meth charges HAS BEEN ARRESTED AGAIN, TWICE IN THE SAME DAY.
In a stunning turn of events, local police were in disbelief when the same Louisa city officer who initially arrested Jerry L. Levering saw him walking down a street only a few hours later, at the edge of sunrise, as the officer was preparing to end his patrol shift. He stopped again…and finding in possession of meth and drug paraphernalia, arrested him a second time.
Jerry L. Levering, 59, was arrested for
• TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE – (< 2 GRAMS METHAMPHETAMINE),
• DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – BUY/POSSESS, just around 5 hours after
he was arrested on those very same charges on Tuesday morning January 1.
After Jerry Levering was arrested again so quickly, Louisa police officers were worried that Levering might have had escaped from jailer custody ( with the 2 female prisoners status left unknown). Levering repeatedly claimed to the officers he had been released on bond shortly after he was booked at the BSRDC. Officers called the jail to make sure Levering and the female prisoners had been brought to jail, which was verified by a jail official.
The Louisa Police, who were left aback by the super quick release of Jerry Levering, called for the jailer for transport of Mr. Levering back to the BSRDC in Paintsville.
Jerry Levering was booked again at the jail at just after 9 A.M., and was subsequently released on another bond by before noon time 3 hours later.
Add to that, the two Louisa women who were caught with Levering in the original bust, Elouise Scott and Vicky Gayle Vanhorn, were also released on bond several hours later after their jail booking at around 3:30 A.M. New Years Day morning.
Since the start of January 1, 2019 to around 4:45 P.M. Saturday January 5, there have been 13 arrests of 12 people with a possession of meth charge in the Johnson, Lawrence, Magoffin, and Martin County areas. 6 arrests of 5 people for meth were from Lawrence County.
Separately, there was an arrest of a Louisa woman for meth trafficking, and also heroin possession, in Boyd County this week.
TWO MORE LOUISA DRUG ARRESTS:
There were 2 other drug arrests of residents in Louisa this week. And those 2 suspects got released several hours later as well.
Travis Falls, 39, of Louisa, was arrested Wednesday night, January 2, after a traffic stop by a Louisa Police officer when Falls did not use his turn signal when turning his vehicle. Travis Falls was charged with:
• FAILURE TO OR IMPROPER SIGNAL,
• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE).
Gregory Luke Thompson, 21, of Louisa, was arrested early Thursday evening January 3,by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:
* TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2ND DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE – (< 20 D.U.DRUG UNSPECIFIED SCHEDULED 3),
• DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – BUY/POSSESS.
Both Travis Falls and Gregory Luke Thompson were released the following day after their arrest.
Meanwhile, 6 of the remaining 7 meth possession suspects arrested in either Johnson, Magoffin and Martin counties
this week remain incarcerated at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville as 11:00 A.M. Sunday morning, January 6.