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June 14, 2018

 

UPDATE: Kentucky Auditor: 

Harmon Releases Audit of Lawrence County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement

FRANKFORT, Ky. – State Auditor Mike Harmon today released the audit of the sheriff’s settlement – 2015 taxes for Lawrence County Sheriff Garrett Roberts. State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account, and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

Auditing standards require the auditor’s letter to communicate whether the sheriff’s settlement presents fairly the taxes charged, credited and paid in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

The audit contains the following comments:

"...The sheriff’s financial statement fairly presents the taxes charged, credited and paid for the period April 16, 2015 through April 15, 2016 in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting.

"The sheriff did not pay the correct amount of commissions or add-on fees to the 2016 fee account: The sheriff did not pay the correct amount of commissions or add-on fees to the 2016 fee account. In addition, unmined coal taxes collected in May and June 2016 were incorrectly deposited into the 2017 fee account. A transfer from the 2017 fee account to the 2016 fee account will be required to correct the error.

"...The sheriff’s financial statement fairly presents the taxes charged, credited and paid for the period April 16, 2015 through April 15, 2016 in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting.

{A further interpretation by Harmon associate Mike Goins went like this: "It is fees collected by his office that should have been distributed to the fiscal court but were not done in a timely fashion, and unmined coal taxes that were mistakenly placed in the wrong fee account. As our recommendation on the finding states:

“We recommend the sheriff establish procedures to ensure the commission paid to the school is returned each month. We recommend the sheriff establish procedures to ensure add-on fees are paid to the fee account for each month they are collected. This will improve the cash flow for the fee account, as payments would be made timely. We recommend excess fees totaling $56,614 be paid to the fiscal court from the 2016 fee account and transfer the unmined coal tax commissions collected in May and June 2016 in the amount of $856 to the 2016 fee account from the 2017 fee account.”

Veteran deputy sheriff Shery burchett said this week that all fee accounts have now been corrected and that there was never any money missing or misspent.

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Lawrence Co. Sheriff Garrett RobertsLawrence Co. Sheriff Garrett Roberts

County Audits to Be Released Monday

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 14, 2018) – Mike Harmon, Kentucky’s 47th Auditor of Public Accounts, announced his office will release the following county audits Monday, June 18, and will be posted on the web at auditor.ky.gov:

2015 Audits

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement-Oil & Gas

2016 Audits

Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement

Caldwell County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement

Menifee County Sheriff Fee Account

Perry County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement

Perry County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement-Oil & Gas

2017 Audit

Harrison County Fiscal Court

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The Auditor of Public Accounts ensures that public resources are protected, accurately valued, properly accounted for, and effectively employed to raise the quality of life of Kentuckians.

Call 1-800-KY-ALERT or visit our website to report suspected waste and abuse.

 

 

June 12, 2018

FROM JUDGE/EXEC. JOHN OSBORNE'S OFFICE:


Our regular June Fiscal Court Meeting will be moved to June 26th at 10:00 am due to scheduling conflict. 

Thanks,

Michelle

 

(EDITOR'S NOTE: THE REGULAR MEETING WAS SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 19, 2018)

 

 

June 11, 2018

 

JUNE 9, 2018 - written by WADE QUEEN

From 12:01 A.M. June 1 thru to 11:59 P.M., June 8, there were at least 104 individuals who were arrested and were brought to be lodged at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of those 102 or so, 13 of those arrested were from Lawrence County.

Another 4 Lawrence County residents were arrested elsewhere: 2 in Johnson County, and 2 in Boyd County.

Last weekend there were 357 inmates lodged at Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville; in which the maximum designated capacity for the BSRDC is to hold 225 inmates. That was just under 59% overcapacity, and an all time high for the BSRDC. By sunrise Thursday morning June 7 that number had dropped to 321, and has remained at or near 330 for the past couple of days.

For comparison, the Pike County Detention Center in Pikeville, Kentucky, as of 11 P.M., Saturday night June 8, had 350 inmates booked, in a facility that designated maximum capacity is for 400 inmates. That is at 87.5% capacity.

The names and criminal charges of the latest 13 Lawrence County arrests ( and the 4 out of county arrests) are the following:

 

Jeremy D. HarmonJeremy D. HarmonJeremy D. Harmon, 37, of Louisa, was arrested on June 1, 2018, at 10:11 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS,

• IMPROPER REGISTRATION PLATE,

• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE),

• POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA,

• DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS,

• LICENSE TO BE IN POSSESSION.

• FAILURE OF OWNER TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE,

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tammy L. Mullett SteppTammy L. Mullett SteppTammy L. Mullett--Stepp, 39, of Louisa, was arrested on June 1, 2018, at 10:30 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Jason FitchJason FitchJason Fitch, 20, of Louisa, was arrested on June 2, 2018, at 5:11 A.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL < 21 YEARS OF AGE .02-.07 BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kelly M. RatliffKelly M. RatliffKelly M. Ratliff, 33, of Louisa, was arrested on June 2, 2018, at 2:48 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

• THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.



 

 

 

 

 

Bethla F. StumpBethla F. StumpBethla F. Stump, 36, of Louisa, was arrested on June 3, 2018, at 7:52 P.M., by a trooper of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with:

• NON-PAYMENT OF FINES



 

 

 

 

 

Michael R. McMillianMichael R. McMillianMichael R. McMillian, 26, of Kermit, West Virginia; was arrested on June 4, 2018, at 2:48 P.M., by patrolman officer Shane James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

• RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER $10,000.00,

• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE).



 

 

 

 

 

Devana LycansDevana LycansDevana Lycans, 29, of Fort Gay, West Virginia; was arrested on June 5, 2018, at 11:54 A.M., in the Lawrence County Court, by Court Security Officer Dave Wallen, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE),

• TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Tommy E. StatonTommy E. StatonTommy .E Staton, 43, of Pilgrim, Kentucky; was arrested on June 6, 2018, at 7:03 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• SPEEDING, 10 MPH OVER LIMIT.



 

 

 

 

 

 

James Robert IsaacJames Robert IsaacJames Robert Isaac, 56, of Louisa, was arrested on June 7, 2018, at 11:50 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

• OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/ INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 4TH OR >,

• OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE,

• OPERATING ATV ON ROADWAY,

• POSSESSION OF OPEN ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CONTAINER IN MOTOR VEHICLE PROHIBITED.



 

 

 

 

 

Dustin L. FyffeDustin L. FyffeDustin L. Fyffe, 28, of Blaine, Kentucky; was taken into custody and booked on June 8, 2018, at 12:03 P.M., in the Lawrence County Court, by the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea jail sentence:

• CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER,

• SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joshua Q. CyrusJoshua Q. CyrusJoshua Q. Cyrus, 43, of Louisa, was arrested on June 8, 2018, at 12:09 P.M., in the Lawrence County Court, by chief deputy Mark Wheeler, of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER,

• RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (FIREARM),

• MANUFACTURING METHAMPHETAMINE, 1ST OFFENSE,

• ASSAULT, 2ND DEGREE,

• INTIMIDATING A PARTICIPANT IN THE LEGAL PROCESS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeffery KitchenJeffery KitchenJeffery Kitchen, 44, of Louisa, was taken into custody and booked on June 8, 2018, at 3:21 P.M., in the Lawrence County Court, by the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea jail sentence:

• CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Angela MaynardAngela MaynardAngela Maynard, 43, of Prestonsburg, Kentucky; was arrested on June 8, 2018, at 4:08 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE,

• RECKLESS DRIVING.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Elizabeth A. GreenElizabeth A. GreenElizabeth A. Green, 48, of Louisa, was arrested in Boyd County on June 3, 2018, at 7:45 P.M., by a deputy of the Boyd County Sheriff Department,and was charged with:

• THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING  UNDER/$500,

• CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-3RD DEGREE,

• POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA,

• DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.

Green's bond was set at $1000 full cash only.


 

 

 

 

Edith Sue HaddixEdith Sue HaddixEdith Sue Haddix, 49, of Louisa, was arrested in Boyd County on June 3, 2018, at 8:42 P.M., by a deputy of the Boyd County Sheriff Department,and was charged with:

• THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500,

• CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-3RD DEGREE.

Haddix's bond was set at $1000 full cash only.



 

 

 

 

 

Tony MarcumTony MarcumTony Marcum, 62, of Louisa, was arrested in Martin County on June 6, 2018, at 12:11 A.M., by a deputy of the Martin County Sheriff Department,and was charged with:

• OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/ DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE,

• NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT,

• FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS,

• FAILURE TO ILLUMINATE HEAD LAMPS,

• FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD,

• REAR LICENSE NOT ILLUMINATED.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Wallace Kazee Wallace KazeeWallace Kazee, 24, of Louisa, was arrested in Martin County on June 6, 2018, at 2:13 A.M., by a deputy of the Martin County Sheriff Department,and was charged with:

• OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/ DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE,

• OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE,

• FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS,

• POSSESSING LICENSE WHEN PRIVILEGES ARE REVOKED

 

 

 

 

 

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