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July 11, 2018

JULY 10, 2018 - written by WADE QUEEN

From 12:01 A.M. July 1 thru to 11:59 P.M., July 7, there were at least 83 individuals who were arrested and were brought to be lodged at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of those 83 or so, 13 of those arrested were from Lawrence County.

One Lawrence County resident were arrested elsewhere in Boyd County.

The number of individuals who were lodged at the BSRDC late Tuesday night, July 10, was 328.

The names and criminal charges of the latest 13 Lawrence County arrests (and the 1 out of county arrest) are the following:



Angela L. RiceAngela L. RiceAngela L. Rice, 50, of Webbville, Kentucky; was arrested on July 1, 2018, at 4:28 A.M., by deputy Dwayne Bowen of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• DRIVING ON DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE -1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

Christine MartinChristine MartinChristine Martin, 61, of Louisa, was arrested on July 1, 2018, at 2:59 P.M., by sergeant Ed Cordle of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

• ARSON, 1ST DEGREE.

 

 

 

 

 


Eloise M. ScottEloise M. ScottEloise M. Scott, 35, of Louisa, was arrested on July 1, 2018, at 10:11 P.M., by patrolman officer Steven Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

• CRIMINAL TRESPASS-1ST DEGREE,

• DISORDERLY CONDUCT, 2ND DEGREE,

• PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCLUDES ALCOHOL).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melvin G. HarmonMelvin G. HarmonMelvin G. Harmon Jr., 27, of Webbville, Kentucky; was taken into custody and booked on July 3, 2018, at 12:40 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brett M. ThomasBrett M. ThomasBrett M. Thomas, 28, of Louisa, was taken into custody and booked on July 3, 2018, at 12:43 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Ricky VanceRicky VanceRicky Vance, 50, of Blaine, Kentucky; was arrested on July 3, 2018, at 2:23 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• BURGLARY, 3RD DEGREE,

• WANTON ENDANGERMENT 1ST DEGREE,

• BAIL JUMPING 1ST DEGREE.

 

 

 

 

 

Amy ChandlerAmy ChandlerAmy Chandler, 36, of Louisa, was arrested on July 3,2018, at 11:51 P.M., by sergeant Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCLUDES ALCOHOL),

• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 3RD DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED.

 

 

 

 

 

Lewis H. PinderLewis H. PinderLewis H. Pinder, 35, of Paintsville, Kentucky; was taken into custody and booked on July 5, 2018, at 5:21 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hansel WileyHansel WileyHansel Wiley, 47, Louisa, Ky. - was arrested on July 6, 2018, at 12:45 A.M., by sergeant Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

 

• DRIVING DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE - 2ND OFFENSE,

• NO REGISTRATION PLATES,

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

• FAILURE TO REGISTER TRANSFER OF MOTOR VEHICLE,

• SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT., of Louisa, was arrested on July 6, 2018, at 12:45 A.M., by sergeant Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacquelin M. CollinsJacquelin M. CollinsJacquelin Michele Collins, 41, of Webbville, Kentucky; was arrested on July 6, 2018, at 4:13 P.M., by patrolman officer Julius Musick of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

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

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan Chad HayesRyan Chad HayesRyan Chad Hayes, 31, of Louisa, was taken into custody and booked on July 6, 2018, at 7:25 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bradford J. CordleBradford J. CordleBradford J. Cordle, 47, of Louisa, was arrested on July 6, 2018, at 7:46 P.M., by sergeant Chuck Jackson of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) MINOR INJURY.

 

 

 

 

 

Allison F. BaysAllison F. BaysAllison F. Bays, 33, of Louisa, was arrested on July 6, 2018, at 7:59 P.M., by deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) MINOR INJURY.


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John TuckerJohn TuckerJohn Tucker, 44, of Louisa, was arrested in Boyd County Ky. on July 1, 2018, at 8:54 A.M., by deputy Preston of the Boyd County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 10, 2018

Growing power to set prices has prompted protests from independent pharmacists

Kentucky has hit a national pharmacy benefit management company with a $1.5 million fine, finding that Caremark PCS Health, an affiliate of drugstore chain giant CVS, committed hundreds of violations in processing claims of individual pharmacies.

The state Department of Insurance also put on probation for one year the company that dominates Kentucky's Medicaid prescription drug business, processing most of the pharmacy claims for the $11 billion-a-year government health plan for low-income and disabled people.

"The department simply does not issue penalties of this nature lightly," said Patrick D. O'Connor II, the insurance department's deputy commissioner for policy. "However, we have to ensure companies fully comply with our laws to protect consumers and other businesses."

The department found violations in 454 claims for reimbursement, according to a news release Monday. It also found 38 violations in cases where Caremark provided inconsistent or inaccurate information to the department, it said.

A Caremark spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Caremark operates in Kentucky as a pharmacy benefit manager, acting as a middleman in processing prescription drug claims pharmacists file seeking reimbursement from health plans including Medicaid. The company handles claims for four of the five outside managed care companies that oversee about $7.3 billion of the state's Medicaid business.

While little known outside the industry, pharmacy benefit companies have drawn fire in Kentucky from the state's about 500 independent pharmacies, who say the outside companies routinely cut costs at their expense and refuse to pay them full reimbursement.

"We were losing money on every Medicaid prescription," said pharmacist Rosemary Smith, who owns six independent drugstores in Eastern Kentucky with her husband, Luther, also a pharmacist.

Rosemary Smith said the state's enforcement action came after members of the organization she and her husband founded, the Kentucky Independent Pharmacists Alliance, filed hundreds of complaints with the state, alleging Caremark was refusing to pay them the actual costs of Medicaid prescriptions they filled.

"This is huge," she said, adding she hopes it will lead to a fairer system for the state's independent pharmacists.

In 2016, Kentucky pharmacists supported successful legislation that allows them to file complaints over how pharmacy benefit managers process claims. An investigation of such complaints led to the enforcement action announced Monday, the department said.

This year, independent pharmacists helped push through legislation aimed at forcing pharmacy benefit management companies such as CVS Caremark, to provide more information to managed care companies they serve, who turn must report that to the state. It also empowers the state to set rates paid to pharmacists rather than the outside companies.

Pharmacists and some lawmakers complained the pharmacy benefit companies, as subcontractors to health insurance companies, operated largely in secret with little oversight.

Pharmacy benefit companies have drawn increasing scrutiny in states including Ohio, Arkansas and Kentucky as their growing power to set prices has prompted protests from independent pharmacists who say they lack the power and resources of the large drugstore chains.

Smith said she hopes Monday's fine leads to closer scrutiny of the industry she said profits at the expense of community drugstores.

"I think this should set a precedent," she said.

By Deborah Yetter
Louisville Courier Journal

July 3, 2018

 

JULY 3, 2018 - written by WADE QUEEN

In the last 8 days of June, there were 19 arrests in Lawrence County.

From 12:01 A.M. June 23 thru to 11:59 P.M., June 30, there were at least 82 individuals who were arrested and were brought to be lodged at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Out of those 82 or so, 19 of those arrested were from Lawrence County. Another Lawrence County resident was arrested elsewhere in Martin County.

For the month of June 2018, there were 355 individuals who were arrested and brought to be booked at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky

The number of individuals who are currently lodged at the BSRDC July 3, is 310. That is the lowest it has been since the beginning of the year. While that is exceedingly high and still very overcrowded for the jail's designated holding number of 225, it is better than it was a few weeks ago when the jail numbers hit an all time high of 357. It is apparent there has been somewhat of a slowdown in arrest numbers in some areas of the Big Sandy regional counties (maybe because of the heat).

The names and criminal charges of the latest 19 Lawrence County arrests (and the 1 out of county arrest) are the following:

 

Tiarra A. CurryTiarra A. CurryTiara A. Curry, 22, of South Charleston, West Virginia; was arrested on June 23, 2018, at 4:01 P.M., by patrolman officer Steven Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

• DISREGARDING STOP SIGN,

• FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS,

• NO REGISTRATION PLATES,

• NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT,

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

• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE (DRUG UNSPECIFIED).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brady ScarberryBrady ScarberryBrady Scarberry, 36, of Hilliard, Ohio, was arrested on June 23, 2018, at 9:07 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE (1ST & 2ND OFFENSE),

• RESISTING ARREST,

• DISORDERLY CONDUCT, 2ND DEGREE,

• DRINK ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE IN PUBLIC PLACE (1ST & 2ND OFFENSE).

 

 

 

 

 

Phillip AllenPhillip AllenPhillip Allen, 34, of Lomansville, Kentucky; was arrested on June 24, 2018, at 3:11 A.M., by deputy Mack Wilhite of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• RECKLESS DRIVING,

• FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE, 1ST DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE),

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



 

 

 

 

 

Betty H. GunnelsBetty H. GunnelsBetty H. Gunnels, 66, of Ransom, Kentucky; was arrested on June 25, 2018, at 3:23 P.M., by patrolman officer Steven Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

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

• PRESCRIPTION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NOT PROPER CONTAINER 1ST OFFENSE,

• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2ND DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crystal Dawn CordleCrystal Dawn CordleCrystal Dawn Cordle, 45, of Louisa, was arrested on June 25,2018, at 6:35 P.M., by deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT.



 

 

 

 

 

Dylan JarrellsDylan JarrellsDylan Jarrells, 24, of Dunlow, West Virginia; was arrested on June 25, 2018, at 10:21 P.M., by patrolman officer Steven Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

• TRAFFICKING IN MARIJUANA ( LESS THAN 8 OZ.) 1ST OFFENSE,

• ROBBERY, 2ND DEGREE,

• ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (MINOR INJURY),

• TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (< 2 GRAMS METHAMPHETAMINE),

• DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS,

• FUGITIVE FROM ANOTHER STATE - WARRANT REQUIRED.

 

 

 

 

 

Maddison EvansMaddison EvansMaddison Evans, 20, of Fort Gay, West Virginia; was arrested on June 25, 2018, at 10:23 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

• ROBBERY, 2ND DEGREE,

• ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (MINOR INJURY),

• TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (< 2 GRAMS METHAMPHETAMINE),

• DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS,

• TRAFFICKING IN MARIJUANA ( LESS THAN 8 OZ.) 1ST OFFENSE,

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

• POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Vincent IIRoger Vincent IIRoger Vincent II, 20, of Dunlow, West Virginia; was arrested on June 25, 2018, at 10:30 P.M., by patrolman officer Steven Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

• ROBBERY, 2ND DEGREE,

• ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (MINOR INJURY),

• TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (< 2 GRAMS METHAMPHETAMINE),

• DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert CaldwellRobert CaldwellRobert Caldwell, 27, of Jenkins, Kentucky; was arrested on June 26, 2018, at 3:17 P.M., by trooper Forrest Newsome of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with:

• OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE,

• THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION ALL OTHERS $500 OR MORE BUT UNDER/$10,000,

• DESTRUCTION OF VIN NUMBER.



 

 

 

 

 

Suzanna K. MooreSuzanna K. MooreSuzanna K. Moore, 30, of Louisa, was arrested on June 27, 2018, at 11:39 P.M., by deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• TAMPERING W/PRISONER MONITORING DEVICE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessie DowneyJessie DowneyJessie Downey, 28, of Louisa, was taken into custody and booked on June 28, 2018, at 2:20 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.



 

 

 

 

 

Lloyd BrownLloyd BrownLloyd Brown, 24, of Lomansville, Kentucky; was arrested on June 28, 2018, at 4:21 P.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS,

• OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE.



 

 

 

 

 

 Lucy L. Robinette Lucy L. RobinetteLucy L. Robinette, 37, of Inez, Kentucky; was arrested on June 29, 2018, at 6:12 P.M., by patrolman officer Steven Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

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

• POSSESSZON OF MARIJUANA,

• DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS,

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

• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2ND DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED,

• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 3RD DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED.



 

 

 

 

 

Ryan Chad HayesRyan Chad HayesRyan Chad Hayes, 31, of Louisa, was taken into custody and booked on June 29, 2018, at 6:20 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.

 

 

 

 

 


Joseph McCoyJoseph McCoyJoseph McCoy, 21, of Inez, Kentucky; was arrested on June 29, 2018, at 7:32 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

• TRAFFCKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (> OR = 10 D.U. DRUG UNSPECIFIED),

• FAILURE TO APPEAR ( 2 SEPARATE CHARGE COUNTS ).



 

 

 

 

 

Justin D. SalyersJustin D. SalyersJustin D. Salyers, 33, of Louisa, was arrested on June 29, 2018, at 10:30 P.M., by patrolman officer Hunter James of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

• ALCOHOL INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE (1ST & 2ND OFFENSE).

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

William G. CantrellWilliam G. CantrellWilliam G. Cantrell, 33, of Louisa, was arrested on June 30, 2018, at 1:31 A.M., by deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE ( 2 SEPARATE COUNT CHARGES ),

• CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON,

• POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE, (METHAMPHETAMINE) [ 2 SEPARATE COUNT CHARGES ],

• POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA,

• DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS,

• TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE - (> OR = 2 GRAMS METHAMPHETAMINE)

• RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER/$10,000,

• PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER I ( 2 SEPARATE COUNT CHARGES),

• POSSESSION OF HANDGUN BY CONVICTED FELON,

• DISREGARDING STOP SIGN.



 

 

 

 

 

Emily MurrayEmily MurrayEmily Murray, 22, of Huntington, West Virginia; was arrested on June 30, 2018, at 2:25 P.M., by sergeant Ed Cordle of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with:

•SPEEDING 19 MPH OVER LIMIT,

• NO OTHER STATE REGISTRATION RECEIPT,

•OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE.



 

 

 

 


Geneva LemasterGeneva LemasterGeneva Lemaster, 42, of Jeffersonville, Indiana; was arrested on June 30, 2018, at 10:15 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:

• IMPROPER REGISTRATION PLATE,

• NO REGISTRATION PLATES

• OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE,

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

• THEFT OF IDENTITY OF ANOTHER W/O CONSENT,

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

• DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - BUY/POSSESS .

 

 

 

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Tony MarcumTony MarcumTony Marcum, 62, of Louisa, was arrested in Martin County on June 26, 2018, at 1:07 A.M., by trooper Dustin Thompson of the Kentucky State Police-Post #9-Pikeville, and was charged with:

• FAILURE TO APPEAR.

Marcum, was arrested earlier in Martin County on June 6, 2018, at 12:11 A.M., by deputy Aaron Blevins 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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