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April 26, 2018

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Kidnap victim freed after alert from store cashier...Radcliff man kidnaps wife, kids; Madisonville man holds wife hostage  

The Lake News

GRAND RIVERS, Ky. – Steven J. Talley, 40, of Grand Rivers is facing multiple charges after a woman passed a note to a clerk at a Grand Rivers business Tuesday that said she was being held against her will allegedly by Talley.

Steven Tally Steven Tally The clerk contacted the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department and Deputy Shannon Edging and Sgt. Jason Kirk located the pair on Pat Loomis Drive in Grand Rivers in a residence.

According to information released by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department the two deputies saw Talley in the window of the residence and began to speak with him.

When the Deputies entered the residence they had to forcibly subdue Talley prior to his arrest.

There was already a warrant for Talley’s arrest for assault fourth degree, and Livingston Sheriff’s Deputies say additional charges will be placed against Talley including:

*  Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd degree,

*  Resisting Arrest,

*  Assault 3rd Degree (2 counts),

*  Possession of a hand gun by a convicted felon,

*  fleeing or evading police,

*  and a new count of Fourth Degree assault on the unidentified female along with the original 4th Degree Assault charge.

The release also said that Talley would be lodged in the McCracken County Jail.


Date: 04-26-2018


The News-Enterprise

A Radcliff man was arrested Tuesday night after police say he kidnapped his estranged wife during a child exchange at the post office in Radcliff.

Miles Miles James Damahl Miles, 42, forced the woman into his vehicle,” according to an arrest citation.

His actions, according to the citation, “created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury.”

The couple’s two children — ages 6 and 3 — were in the backseat of the vehicle at the time.

According to the citation, Miles drove away at a high rate of speed from the post office for approximately five miles to his home, speeding “recklessly” through neighborhoods. Once he stopped the vehicle, the woman was grabbed and pushed by Miles as she managed to flee.

He also reportedly struck the woman with an open hand in the face, stomach and pulled her hair as he drove his vehicle. The woman complained of head and stomach pain, the citation said.

Miles is charged with kidnapping, a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted; two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted and misdemeanor fourth-degree assault — domestic violence, no visible injury.

Miles is being held in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. May 4 in Hardin District Court.


Date: 04-26-2018

Four-hour standoff ends in arrest of Madisonville man

The Messenger, Madisonville

A Madisonville man has been charged with a number of offenses after he allegedly broke into his estranged girlfriend's home, assaulted her with a gun and held police at a lengthy standoff while his children were in the home.

Camplan Camplan According to the Madisonville Police Department, Travis L. Camplin, 23, forced his way through the window of 670 Silkwood Ave. at approximately 2:39 p.m. Tuesday. The home belonged to 21-year-old Lexsey Bernal, a woman with whom Camplin once lived and now has two children. Camplin moved out of the house two weeks ago after the couple had an argument.

Bernal told police that once inside, Camplin punched her multiple times, threw her against the wall and held a pistol to her throat while their children were present in the room. Though she was able to eventually leave and call 911, Bernal reportedly left the children inside the house with their father.

When officers arrived, Camplin would not leave the home either alone nor with the children. However, once MPD deployed its Emergency Response Team to the address, Camplin allegedly left the children unattended so he could find a place to hide. The children, both under the age of 3 years, were rescued and unharmed.

Chemical agents were utilized after Camplin ignored orders to surrender. After three hours, police entered the home and located Camplin in the attic, hiding under several layers of insulation.

He was charged at 6:32 p.m. with second-degree assault (domestic violence), first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, first-degree criminal abuse of a child younger than 12 years, resisting arrest and first-degree burglary.

He remains in Hopkins County Jail on two cash bail bonds totaling $10,500. According to Kentucky statutes, first-degree wanton endangerment and unlawful imprisonment are both considered Class D felonies that each carry a possible prison sentence of one to five years. Second-degree assault and first-degree criminal abuse of a child are considered Class C felonies, the punishment of which ranges from five to 10 years in prison. First-degree burglary is considered a Class B felony, and carries with it possible prison sentence of 10-20 years upon conviction.

Camplin's next court appearance is scheduled for 9 a.m. May 4.


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