LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST LIST: FEBRUARY 16 – FEBRUARY 22, 2019
FEBRUARY 23, 2019 – written by WADE QUEEN
ARRESTS NUMBERS PLUMMET FOR THIS WEEK AS LAWRENCE COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT GOES ON NEAR ‘HIATUS’
It looks like Lawrence County Schools were not the only institutions closed in our hometown area this week. Apparently the Lawrence County police agencies went on a “hiatus”, as there was little activity in crime fighting this week.
After a fierce start with a blitz of drug raids and arrests in the first week of February, followed a lower but still real good arrest tally for the second week of this month; the past 7 days of the third week this month, arrests were not too far from near the goose egg (0).
For the first week of February, there were 29 arrests in Lawrence County. For the second week of February, there were 15 arrests in Lawrence County.
For the total of arrests/taken into booked custody for the third week of this month: 5.
Two of those five subjects were guilty plea jail time ‘weekenders’, a third subject turned himself in after being indicted.
In all, there were actually only 2 new arrest suspects who were charged.
It could be that they biding their time, carefully planning the next drug raids in our community.
It is also possible that a number of our local police officers are actually handicapped this week with the flu that has wracked everybody else in Lawrence County recently. If true, then you could say it was a ‘blue flu’. I could make off colored joke about a kind of flu that is named as a certain farm livestock animal, but i would get heavily reamed, and rightfully so.
In addition, the number of arrests in the neighboring counties are down as well, off by almost a third this week, from the previous week.
In the past 7 day period of February, from 12:01 A.M. February 16, 2019 thru to 11:59 P.M. February 22, there were at least 70 individuals who were arrested and were brought to be lodged at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of those 70, five of those people arrested were from Lawrence County. Another 2 Lawrence County residents were arrested in neighboring counties ( 1 in Johnson County, and 1 in Rowan County ).
That is in comparison to the previous 8 days period from 12:01 A.M. February 8, 2019 thru to 11:59 P.M. February 15, there were also at least 101 individuals who were arrested and were brought to be lodged at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of those 101, 15 of those arrested were from Lawrence County. Another 6 Lawrence County residents were arrested in neighboring counties ( 2 in Johnson County, 3 in Boyd County, and 1 in Martin County ).
The names and criminal charges of the latest 5 Lawrence County arrests, as well as the 2 Lawrence County folks arrested in neighboring county jurisdictions, are the following:
Nathaniel M. Pack, 35, of Louisa, was arrested on February 16, 2019, at 5:10 P.M., by deputy Crace of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:
• PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCLUDES ALCOHOL),
• CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-3RD DEGREE
Richard A. Bowens, 29, of Louisa, was arrested on February 19, 2019, at 12:30 P.M., by court security officer Charlie Curnutte, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:
• BURGLARY, 3RD DEGREE,
• PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER I.
Glen D. Gray, 57, of Louisa, was taken into custody and booked on February 21, 2019, at 7:00 P.M., at the Lawrence County Court, by the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve jail time on a guilty plea:
• CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.
Julia Taylor, 38, of Louisa, was taken into custody and booked on February 21, 2019, at 8:28 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James, of the Louisa Police Department , to serve jail time on a guilty plea:
• CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/ SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.
Bradley Boettcher, 35, of Appleton,Wisconsin; was arrested on February 22,2019, at 2:23 P.M., by deputy Mason Keefer, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:
• OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 – 1ST OFFENSE,
• NO OPERATORS-MOPED LICENSE,
• POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA,
• RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY $10,000 OR MORE,
• FUGITIVE FROM ANOTHER STATE – WARRANT REQUIRED.
Jimmie Spencer, 60, of Louisa, was arrested in Johnson County on February 19, 2019, at 7:57 P.M., by a trooper of the Kentucky State Police-Post 9-Pikeville, Kentucky; and was charged with:
• OPERATOR MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/ INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 – 1ST OFFENSE,
• FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS,
• FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD, • NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT,
• POSSESSION OF OPEN ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN MOTOR VEHICLE PROHIBITED,
• FAILURE TO NOTIFY ADDRESS CHANGE TO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
Luke Schaffar, 21, of Louisa, was arrested in Rowan County, Kentucky; on February 22, 2019, at 4:19 A.M., by an officer of the Morehead Police Department and was charged with:
• OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL /DRUGS/ETC. .08 (AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES) 1ST OFFENSE,
• FAILURE OF OWNER TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE.