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MARTIN COUNTY ARREST LIST - MARCH 24-31, 2018

 

APRIL 2, 2018 - written by WADE QUEEN

THERE WERE 13 ARRESTS IN MARTIN COUNTY FROM MARCH 18 THRU MARCH 23, 2018; ALSO SEPARATELY; THERE WAS A MARTIN COUNTY RESIDENT WHO WAS ARRESTED IN PAINTSVILLE IN JOHNSON COUNTY.

5 OF THE 13 'ARRESTS' IN MARTIN COUNTY WERE ONLY FOR OF THOSE WHO TURN THEMSELVES IN TO BE PICKED UP TO SERVE JAIL TIME FOR GUILTY PLEA 'WEEKEND' JAIL SENTENCES.

THE NAMES OF ALL 14 ARRESTED ARE THE FOLLOWING:

 

Jenious MaynardJenious MaynardJenious Maynard, 33, of Lovely, Kentucky; was arrested on March 24, 2018, at 2:04 A.M., by a deputy of the Martin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • IMPROPER EQUIPMENT, • DRIVING ON DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE -1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shaunda CrumShaunda CrumShaunda Crum, 31, of Inez, Kentucky; was taken into custody and booked on March 25, 2018, at 4:17 P.M., by deputy M. Adams, of the Martin County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea jail time: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casey C. BoothCasey C. BoothCasey C. Booth, 21, of Beauty, Kentucky; was arrested on March 27, 2018, at 2:28 A.M., by deputy Aaron Blevins of the Martin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) MINOR INJURY, • MENACING.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alice LucasAlice LucasAlice Lucas, 28, of Debord, Kentucky; was arrested on March 27, 2018, at 1:05 P.M., by deputy Billy Patrick of the Martin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT, • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 


Charles Taft Garland JrCharles Taft Garland JrCharles Taft Garland Jr,. 35, of Warfield, Kentucky; was arrested on March 27, 2018, at 11:05 P.M., by trooper Mike Goble of the Kentucky State Police-Post #9-Pikeville, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE, • DRIVING DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE - 1ST OFFENSE (AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES), • IMPROPER REGISTRATION PLATE, • IMPROPER EQUIPMENT, • FAILURE TO NOTIFY ADDRESS CHANGE TO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

 

 

 

 

 

Arizona M. MurphyArizona M. MurphyArizona M. Murphy, 21, of Breeden, West Virginia; was arrested on March 27, 2018, at 11:34 P.M., by deputy Aaron Blevins of the Martin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCLUDES ALCOHOL) • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2ND DEGREE - CODEINE, • PRESCRIPTION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NOT PROPER CONTAINER 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey A. LooneyJeffrey A. LooneyJeffrey A. Looney, 25, of Tomahawk, Kentucky; was arrested on March 28, 2018, at 1:32 A.M., by deputy Aaron Blevins of the Martin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (MINOR INJURY).



 

 

 

 

 

Hagan JohnsonHagan JohnsonHagan Johnson, 33, of Lexington, Kentucky; was arrested on March 28, 2018, at 7:45 P.M., by deputy Michael Housinger, of the Martin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (> OR = 2 GRAMS METHAMPHETAMINE), • TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (< 2 GRAMS HEROIN), • TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (LSD).

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Wesley Fannin James Wesley Fannin James Wesley Fannin, 33, of Tomahawk, Kentucky; was taken into custody and booked on March 28, 2018, at 11:20 P.M., by deputy Aaron Blevins, of the Martin County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea jail time: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claudia M. FanninClaudia M. FanninClaudia, M. Fannin, 34, of Inez, Kentucky; was arrested on March 29, 2018, at 8:47 P.M., by trooper Mike Goble of the Kentucky State Police-Post #9-Pikeville, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

David U. WhittDavid U. WhittDavid U. Whitt, 41, of Louisa, Kentucky; was arrested on March 30, 2018, at 2:01 A.M., by a deputy of the Martin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • POSSESSION OF FIREARM BY CONVICTED FELON.



 

 

 

 

 

Kpdy HarlessKpdy HarlessKody Harless, 19, of Tomahawk, Kentucky; was taken into custody and booked on March 30, 2018, at 4:03 P.M., in Martin County Court, by the Martin County Sheriff Department, to serve a guilty plea jail time: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen JudeStephen JudeStephen Jude, 27, of Inez, Kentucky; was taken into custody and booked on March 30, 2018, at 7:14 P.M., in Martin County Court, by trooper Ryan Hale of the Kentucky State Police-Post #9-Pikeville , to serve a guilty plea jail time: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.


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Jonathan A. PerryJonathan A. PerryJonathan A. Perry, 27, of Tomahawk, Kentucky; was arrested on March 29, 2018, at 10:09 P.M., by officer Brian Runyon, of the Painstville City Police Department, and was charged with: • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.

 

 

 

 

LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST LIST - MARCH 19-28, 2018

MARCH 28, 2018 - written by WADE QUEEN

REGIONAL JAIL INMATES PACKED IN LIKE SARDINES

On Wednesday, March 28, at 8 P.M., the number of inmates being incarcerated at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville was at an all time high, with a total of 337 prisoners.

The BSRDC facility designated maximum capacity is for 225 prisoners. That means the jail is at 50% percent over capacity. And the numbers will likely increase through the next few days.

To give a comparison, the Pike County Detention center in Pikeville at the very same time at 8:00 P.M.-03/28/2018 had a total of 355 inmates booked, and the PCD jail facility's designated maximum capacity is for 400 prisoners.

A total of 15 people were taken in custody in Lawrence County between March 19 thru March 28. Another 3 Lawrence County residents were arrested in neighboring counties ( 1 Morgan County, 1 in Martin County, and 1 in Johnson County).

The names and criminal charges of the latest Lawrence County arrests are the following:



Nequa N. BrownNequa N. BrownNequa N. Brown, 20, of Blaine, Kentucky; was arrested on March 20, 2018, at 10:53 A.M., by trooper Jim Ryland of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • VIOLATION OF A KENTUCKY EPO/DVO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joey MillsJoey MillsJoey Mills, 65, of Louisa, Kentucky, was taken into custody and booked on March 21, 2018, at 10:11 A.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.

 

 

 

 

 

Michael L. MaynardMichael L. MaynardMichael L. Maynard, 36, of Louisa, was arrested on March 21, 2018, at 11:09 P.M., by deputy Mack Wilhite of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • CRIMINAL TRESPASSING-2ND DEGREE, • FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE, 2ND DEGREE (ON FOOT), • UNLAWFUL TRANSACTION W/MINOR 3RD DEGREE.

 

 

 

 

 

Scott A. JackScott A. JackScott A. Jack, 51, of Louisa, was arrested on March 22, 2018, at 6:49 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher RatliffChristopher RatliffChristopher Ratliff, 36, of Louisa, was arrested on March 22, 2018, at 8:42 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rodney K. RobertsonRodney K. RobertsonRodney K. Robertson, 40, of Fort Gay, West Virginia; was arrested on March 13, 2018, at 1:04 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • FLAGRANT NON SUPPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alisha N. WhittAlisha N. WhittAlisha N. Whitt, 33, of Louisa, Kentucky, was taken into custody and booked on March 23, 2018, at 2:46 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Bill NewsomeBill NewsomeBill Newsome, 32, of Kermit, West Virginia; was arrested on March 23, 2018, at 6:22 P.M., by patrolman officer Shane James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500, • FAILURE TO APPEAR ( 2 SEPARATE CHARGE COUNTS ).

 

 

 

 

 

Jeffery W. BrownJeffery W. BrownJeffery W. Brown, 24, of Hagerhill, Kentucky; was arrested on March 24, 2018, at 4:51 A.M., by a trooper of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • SPEEDING 23 MPH OVER LIMIT, • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE, • FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, • FAILURE TO NOTIFY ADDRESS CHANGE TO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

 

 

 

 

 

Randy K. NicholsRandy K. NicholsRandy K. Nichols, 35, of Lenore, West Virginia; was arrested on March 24, 2018, at 11:54 A.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCLUDES ALCOHOL).

 

 

 

 

 

William R. WestWilliam R. WestWilliam R. West, 32, of Louisa, was arrested on March 24, 2018, at 4:46 P.M., by trooper Daniel G. Vossmer of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • NON-PAYMENT OF FINES, • FUGITIVE FROM ANOTHER STATE - WARRANT REQUIRED

 

 

 

 

 

 

Constance EvansConstance EvansConstance Evans, 42, of Blaine, Kentucky; was arrested on March 26, 2018, at 4:51 A.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) NO VISIBLE INJURY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jusitice FitzpatrickJusitice FitzpatrickJusitice Fitzpatrick, 27, of Louisa, was arrested on March 26, 2018, at 7:43 P.M., by patrolman officer Shane James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER, • FAILURE TO APPEAR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joey Stepp Joey Stepp Joey Mills, 65, of Louisa, Kentucky, was taken into custody and booked on March 28, 2018, at 9:34 A.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.

 

 

 

 

 

Audreyanna N. MedlinAudreyanna N. MedlinAudreyanna N. Medlin, 26, of Louisa, was arrested on March 28, 2018, at 3:16 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • THEFT BY DECEPTION-INCLUDE COLD CHECKS UNDER/ $10,000.

 

 

 

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David D SkaggsDavid D SkaggsqDavid D, Skaggs, 30, of Mazie, Kentucky; was arrested in Morgan County on March 20, 2018, at 1:26 P.M., by trooper Harley Catron of the Kentucky State Police-Post #8-Morehead, and was charged with: • OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 - 1ST OFFENSE, • NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT, • NO REGISTRATION PLATES, • FAILURE TO REGISTER TRANSFER OF MOTOR VEHICLE, • FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD, • FAILURE OF OWNER TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE, • NO OPERATORS-MOPED LICENSE, • IMPROPER DISPLAY OF REGISTRATION PLATES, • FAILURE TO NOTIFY ADDRESS CHANGE TO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

 

 

 

 

 

Shelby R. RiceShelby R. RiceShelby R. Rice, 42, of Lomansville, Kentucky; was arrested in Martin County on March 22, 2018, at 2:53 P.M., by deputy Michael Housinger of the Martin County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED), • PRESCRIPTION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NOT PROPER CONTAINER 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Chris AuxierCharles Chris AuxierCharles Chris Auxier, 40, of Lomansville, Kentucky; was arrested in Johnson County on March 27, 2018, at 8:22 P.M., by trooper Dustin Thompson of the Kentucky State Police-Post #9-Pikeville, and was charged with: • PROBATION VIOLATION (FOR FELONY OFFENSE).

 

 

 

 

 

March 28, 2018

The Lawrence Co. Fiscal Court met Tuesday for the regular meeting which had been postponed by order of Judge/Exec. John Osborne with no reason given. Those in attendance were John Osborne Judge/Exec., Morris Howard, Magistrate District #1, John J. Lemaster, Magistrate Dist. #2,  Earl Boggs, Magistrate District #3, Rick Blackburn, Magistrate Dist. #4, Chris Jobe, County Clerk and Garrett Roberts, Sheriff. The meeting was opened with a prayer from Chris Jobe.

 

A group of Social Service counsellors were on hand at the meeting to help the court declare April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.A group of Social Service counsellors were on hand at the meeting to help the court declare April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

In Tuesday's action the court:

*  Approved unanimously all motions except otherwise noted. Minutes of the February 20, 2018 meeting, Motion by John Lemaster,second by Morris Howard

*  Approved 1st reading of Budget Amendment #5, Motion by Earl Boggs, second by John J. Lemaster

*  Approved Treasurer's Request, Bills and Treasurer Report.

The Treasurer had requested funds in the amount of $9,409.96 to County Attorney Employee, $5,000 for pipes and $798.00 for medical juvenile housing.

*  Approved April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, motion by Morris Howard, second by John Lemaster

*  Approved the Ky. Transportation Rural Secondary Road Program 2018 2019 FY. Motion by Morris Howard, second by John J. Lemaster

*  Approved Resolution between County and State of Ky for $125,000.00 for Yellow Creek Road. No description of project.

*  Approved the Jail Fund Budget FY18-19, motion by John Lemaster , second by Earl Boggs. No total read aloud.

*  Adopted and approved resolution on the Execution of MOA between Fiscal Court and Commonwealth of Ky, motion by Rick Blackburn, second by Earl Boggs. No description.

*  The Fiscal Court then opened bids for lawn service for the County mowing. Bid went to Premier Mowing and Landscaping for $2,150. MO.

*  Accepted a viewing report for clousure of a portion of West Clayton Lane, motion by John J. Lemaster, second by Morris Howard

*  Approved to Recognize April as Fair Housing Month in Law. Co. , motion by Rick Blackburn, second by John J. Lemaster

*  Approved planning and zoning ordinance typo corrections, motion by Morris Howard, second by John Lemaster

*  Approved resolution for truck lease. Motion by Rick Blackburn, second by John Lemaster

*  Approved resolution to make Levisa Fork a Designated Water Trail, motion by John Lemaster, second by Rick Blackbun

*  Reappointed Carolyn Thompson to the LC Housing Authority

*  Accepted the Clerk's 2017 Financial Report motion by John Lemaster, second by Earl Boggs. No figure read aloud.

 

*  Accepted Clerks Excess Fees,motion by Rick Blackburn,second by John Lemaster. No figure read aloud.

*  Accepted Sheriff's 2017 Fee Settlement , motion by Earl Boggs, second John Lemaster. No figure read aloud.

*  Accepted LC Conservation District Annual Budget FY18-19 motion by John Lemaster, second by Rick Blackburn. No total read aloud.

*  Approved Proclamation of April being Pride Spring Clean up Month, motion by Earl Boggs, second by John J. Lemaster

*  Judge Osborne then called for a vote on the highly questioned program Needle Exchange/Harm Reduction Program. There were no (yes) votes. All Magistrates in one voice called out "NO". The matter then ended.

County Attorney speaks on behalf of court

“... I think this vote shows how representative democracy works. The magistrates are responsible for voting for what their constituents in each of Lawrence Co attorney Mike Hogan (file photo)Lawrence Co attorney Mike Hogan (file photo)their respective districts want. Although some people want the needle exchange it appears that the majority of the county do not.

This is the way the system works. I feel that the Health Department is well intentioned and passionate about their public health initiatives. However, at the end of the day the will of the people in regard to this issue has been heard.

I can’t speak for the personal feelings of anyone on the fiscal court on this one specific issue but this vote was not a knee jerk reaction by the court.

The fiscal court members and Judge Osborne did their own investigation in the intervening 2 months since the initial request was made by the Health Department to implement the needle exchange. All the various stake holders such as the health department, law enforcement, and citizens were asked for input. Other officials in area counties were consulted and a needle exchange was toured. Some people may be upset but I think they should respect the decision that was made as being very conscientious of the issue."

Thompson Sanitation discussion

*  There were several comments from the community on Thompson Sanitation not only not picking up garbage for several weeks, but keeping the money that customers have sent them for services not received. 

"Thompson’s Sanitation is done," Osborne said. "The county attorney is taking the names of the people who paid ahead and is going to try and get their money back."

A company out of the extreme west of the County complained that no one was picking up garbage in that area. The company, Childers Sanitation, is a permitted company in Carter Co. and was asking for Lawrence County to grant permission to pick up garbage where they live.

Cole Holder and Sheila Childers, representing Childers SanitationThompson’s Sanitation is done, the county attorney is taking the names of the people who paid ahead and is going to try and get their money back. Cole Holder and Sheila Childers, representing Childers SanitationThompson’s Sanitation is done, the county attorney is taking the names of the people who paid ahead and is going to try and get their money back.

 

Cole Holder and Shiela Childers representatives of the company stated, "I live in Lawrence Co. Why can't I make a living in the County where I live?"

Judge Osborne stated emphatically, "We have all the haulers we need at this time, Thompson Sanitation has gone out of business and is selling equipment to repay its customers if possible. If there are any complaints have them call the Judge's office."

The meeting was then adjourned.

 

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