LOCAL NEWS

August 18, 2017

 

Adair County Sheriff’s Office makes several arrests

On 08/16/2017 Sheriff Moss and Deputy Padgett were dispatched to a call on Keen Wilson Road Columbia on a welfare check. After making contact with 20 year old Adam Harris of Columbia, Harris became uncooperative. Harris was arrested on charges of Assault 3rd degree (on police officer), Resisting arrest, Disorderly conduct 2nd degree and Criminal Mischief 3rd degree.

Harris was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

Sheriff Moss is reporting that on 08/17/2017 two Drug related arrests were made by Adair County Deputies.

21 year old Jonathan Dickson and 22 year old Dillon Burton both of Columbia were arrested early Thursday morning by Deputy Padgett on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of amphetamines and possession of controlled substance drug unspecified. Both were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. Deputy Joey Keith assisted in the investigation.

On 08/17/2017 a traffic stop led to two arrests. 24 year old Nicole Longino-Teodoro of Jamestown was arrested on charges of Failure to register motor vehicle, Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol 1st offence, no or expired registration plates and Failure to maintain insurance. Also arrested was 36 year old Andrew Gaskin of Jamestown. Gaskin was charged with Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, Possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree and tampering with physical evidence. Both were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. Deputy Justin Cross and Deputy Joey Keith are investigating the incident.

------

The Lindsey Wilson College Wares Fair was a Success

                       lindsey wilson waresfare

The Chamber of Commerce's 11th Wares Fair that was attended by 350 students with 40 local businesses, churches and organizations showing the students what they have to offer and welcoming them to Columbia. Each vendor gave a $25 door prize and other give aways. Students were from literally across the world with the Chamber's grand prize of $250 being won by a young man from Kenya, Africa. LWC gave away $500 in grand prizes. LWC's Randy Burns and Abe Cross for emceed the event.

------

Columbia Police arrest two Adair County Residents on Drug related charges after early morning traffic stop.

   On 08-17-17 at 0130 CPD Officer Charles Greer and Josh Brockman initiated a traffic stop on Campbellsville Street on a 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck for a moving violation. As a result of the stop two Adair county residents were arrested on multiple charges. Arrested was

33 year Latin Stotts on charges of

Possession of Controlled Substance 1st degree methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest, Tampering with Physical evidence, and two outstanding Adair County District Court Warrants of Arrest served.

28 year old Kimberly Streeval

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and 1 outstanding Adair County District Court Warrant of Arrest served

Both subjects were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. Officer Brockman and Officer Greer are continuing the investigation

-----

Murder in Metcalfe County

46-year-old Bobbie Lawson, of Summershade, KY, was arrested today and charged with Murder, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Abuse of a Corpse.  Post 15 was contacted by the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Department in reference to a deceased person found at a residence on Nobob Summer Shade Road.  The investigation led to the arrest of Lawson who was lodged in the Metcalfe County Jail.  

The State Medical Examiner's office used fingerprint comparisons to confirm the identity of the deceased as 30-year-old Bobby L. Hubert, of Summer Shade, KY.  Hubert and Bobbie Lawson shared the residence where they became involved in an argument that led to Hubert being shot and killed by Lawson, who remains lodged in the Metcalfe County jail.  The investigation is ongoing.  Detective Kenny Brown is investigating.

August 17-2017

REACH OUT FOR KOSAIR KIDS REACHES RECORD TOTAL

The total dollars raised on August 5th, 2017 for Reach Out for Kosair Kids was $32,600.00. The event was held at the Cave City Convention Center. This brings the 6 year Grand Total to   $162,000.00 which goes to Kosair Charities.

-----

Adair Circuit Court August Indictments

Bobby Ray Roberts, Jr. 166 New Hope Church Road, Columbia KY: Count 1: trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree-first offense(less than 4 grams of Cocaine) Count 2: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Count 3: possession of a controlled substance in the second degree (drug Unspecified) Count 4: Prescription controlled substance not in original container – first offense Count 5: Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/ etc. or alcohol concentration of or above-First offense Count 6: Possession of open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle.

Robert Joseph Hausdorfer, 604 Fairground St, Columbia KY: Count 1 Burglary in the second degree. Hausdorfer enter or remained unlawfully in a dwelling owned by Charles Norfleet, or another person, with the intent to commit a crime. Count 2: persistent felony offender in the first degree: Count 3: Burglary in the Third Degree: Count 4: Persistent felony offender in the first degree: Count 5-theft by unlawful taking/disposition $500 or more but under $10,000.00. Hausdorfer knowingly and unlawfully took or exercised control over numerous items of property, all having a value of more than $500.00 but less than $10,000.00, same being the movable property of Lucas Young , or another person, with the intent to deprive the owner. Count 6- Persistent felony offender in the first degree. Count 7- Criminal mischief in the third degree- Hausdorfer intentionally or wantonly deface, destroyed, or damaged property owned by Charles Norfleet, by intentionally or wantonly damaging the rear door and frame of a mobile home and the rear door and lock of an outbuilding, causing pecuniary loss of less than $500.00.

Harvey Lee Pennington 1980 Oil Well Road, Glasgow KY Count 1 Burglary in the second degree- Pennington entered or remained unlawfully in the residence of James Byrd, with the intent to commit a crime. Count 2: Theft by unlawful taking/disposition $500 or more but under $10,000.00- Pennington knowingly and unlawfully took or exercised control over the numerous items of personal property, including a bathtub, a bathtub vanity with a sink and mirror, kitchen table and chairs, kitchen cabinets, wood stove, doors, lumber, hand tools, screws, nails, a ladder a shovel, and a rake and or miscellaneous other items of property, all having a value of more than $500.00 but less than $10,000.00, same being the movable property of James Byrd. Count 3 Criminal mischief in the first degree.

Daniel George Spieker 39 Wheat Road, Columbia KY- Count 1 Leaving the scene of an accident failure to render aid/ with death or serious physical injury. Count 2: Failure to produce insurance card.

William Todd Bryant 1404 Snake Creek Columbia KY- Count 1 Human trafficking- victim under eighteen 18 years of age. Count 2 Sodomy in the First Degree 45 Counts. Bryant engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with J.L. an unnamed male whose date of birth is xx/xx/2007, and who was incapable of consent because he was less than 12 years old, on at least 45 separate occasions. Count 47-296 Possession of Matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor- 250 Counts. Bryant had in his possession or under his control matter which visually depicted a sexual performance by a minor person when Bryant had in his possession or under his control approximately 7,000 but no less than 250 digital images, photographs, videos, and/or motion pictures depicting an actual sexual performance by a minor person with knowledge of its content and character, and that the sexual performance is by a minor. Count 297 Promoting a sexual performance by a minor under 16.

Jodessi K Scholl 136 Colony Drive, Columbia KY – Count 1 Possession of a controlled substance in the first degree- first offense (methamphetamine)Count 2 Possession of marijuana. Count 3 possession of drug paraphernalia.

Heather George Bryant 284 N HWY 127 Russell Springs KY- Assault in the second degree. Bryant intentionally caused physical injury to Chelsie Adams by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument or she wantonly caused serious physical injury to Chelsie Adams by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument, when she cut Chelsie Adams in the face and stabbed her in the back with a knife.

WAIN reminds or listeners that an indictment is a legal accusation and the defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

August 16, 2017

NEWS RELEASE

 

Forty-one Cadets Graduate from Kentucky State Police Academy

 The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 41 new troopers at ceremonies held in Frankfort today. Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 866 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.

KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders said the addition of these newly-graduated troopers will help with the current strength, but does not come close to resolving the agency’s shortage of personnel.

“Like other police agencies, we have been challenged with maintaining our strength of active officers in light of retirements and attrition,” Sanders said. “In 2000, the agency manpower was more than 1,000. Yet, we are doing more today with fewer personnel and resources than we had back then. To add to this dilemma, we are servicing a higher population while seeing new crime that we didn’t have in the past such as human trafficking, electronic sexual exploitation of children and the potential threat of terrorism.” 

Sanders went on to say that “the role of law enforcement has developed exponentially to meet the needs of an ever-changing society, and KSP is a significantly more specialized agency compared to the past. With more troopers working in specialized capacities that means fewer troopers available to respond to calls for service.”   

The new troopers are part of the agency’s 95th cadet class, which was the agency’s fourth Law Enforcement Accelerated Program (LEAP), a condensed course for current officers who have two years of Kentucky Police Officer Professional Standards (POPS) law enforcement experience.

They reported for duty on May 21, 2017 in a class that consisted of 63 cadets. Twenty-two resigned during the program.

The training included more than 500 hours of classroom and field study in subjects such as constitutional law, juvenile and traffic law, use of force, weapons training, defensive tactics, first aid, high speed vehicle pursuit, criminal investigations, computer literacy, hostage negotiations, evidence collection, radio procedures, search and seizure, crash investigation, drug identification, traffic control, crowd control, armed robbery response, land navigation, electronic crimes, sex crimes, hate crimes, domestic violence, bomb threats and hazardous materials.

Several members of the class earned special recognitions including valedictorian Matt Parmley, of Monticello, Ky., and salutatorian Jerry Baker, of Viper, Ky.

Clayton Ellis, of Elizabethtown, Ky., received the Ernie Bivens Award, an honor presented to the cadet who, in the opinion of the KSP Academy staff supported by input from the cadets themselves, shows distinction as a class leader, strives for academic excellence and has excelled in all phases of the academy’s physical and vocational training.

Justin Flannery, of Hazel Green, Ky., received the Commissioner’s Commitment to Excellence Award, which is presented to cadets who demonstrate leadership, the desire to get the job done and the determination to be the best every day.

The following is a list of the new troopers, their duty assignments and their hometowns or residences:

POST 1 – MAYFIELD

Jay D. Dunn, Mayfield

James B. Luckett, Louisville

POST 2 – MADISONVILLE

Richard Hunter Carroll, Hopkinsville

POST 4 – ELIZABETHTOWN

Joseph O. Beasley, Leitchfield

Richard C. Ellis, Elizabethtown

Tyler K. Lynch, Big Spring

POST 7 – RICHMOND

Neal M. Barnes, Richmond

Casey Y. Caudill, Winchester

Toney R. Dollins, Jr., Crab Orchard

Jack E. Lakes, Annville

Joshua S. Roaden, Berea

Carl B. Roark, Richmond

Jacob R. Shepherd, Lancaster

Adam R.G. Short, Mt. Vernon

POST 8 – MOREHEAD

Justin A. Flannery, Hazel Green

Christopher H. Ingram, Ewing

Justin T. Reynolds, Florence

Kyler B. Wright, Morehead

POST 9 – PIKEVILLE

Billy E. Holbrook, Paintsville

Darvin E. Marsillett, Auxier

POST 10 – HARLAN

Sidney K. Wagner, Corbin

Michael A. Wilson, London

POST 11 – LONDON

Shawn M. Boroviak, London

Keegan T. Bray, Somerset

Adam Cole Dodson, Monticello

Jordan P. Hopkins, London

Matthew Kyle Parmley, Monticello

Travis Lane Thompson, Somerset

Seath A. Whiles, Somerset

Logan T. Wolfe, Manchester

POST 12 – FRANKFORT

Bradley S. Gillock, Morehead

Andrew W. Lee, Lebanon

William C. Spears, Lawrenceburg

POST 13 – HAZARD

William W. Adams, Whitesburg

Jerry A. Baker, Hazard

Wilson G. Jones, Hazard

POST 15 – COLUMBIA

Dexter B. Colvin, Campbellsville

Ricky E. Cross, Edmonton

Daniel S. Forbis, Campbellsville

Allen D. Shirley, Columbia

POST 16 – HENDERSON

Shaun R. Schroader, Philpot     

Each new trooper will be supervised by a training officer for six to eight weeks after reporting to their post assignments.

----

SOLAR ECLIPSE MEANS NO SCHOOL FOR SOME

Russell County Schools will not have school on Monday August 21st due to the solar eclipse. They will have a non-traditional institute day and assignments will be sent home with students on Friday.

-----

       

August 15, 2017

Metcalfe County man charged with murder

46-year-old Bobbie Lawson, of Summershade, KY, was arrested today and charged with Murder, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Abuse of a Corpse.  Post 15 was contacted by the Metcalfe County Sheriffs Department in reference to a deceased person found at a residence on Nobob Summer Shade Road.  The investigation led to the arrest of Lawson who was lodged in the the Metcalfe County Jail.  The identity of the deceased is yet to be determined.  An autopsy has been scheduled by for Tuesday, August 15th at the state medical examiner's office.  No additional information is availabe at this time.  Detective Kenny Brown is investigating.

August 9, 2017

Single Vehicle Accident in Adair County

On Saturday August 5, 2017 the Adair County Sheriff’s office responded, to a single vehicle injury accident at approximately 150 Portland Road.

Accident occurred when 40 year old Andrea Vanarsdale operator of a 1995 Chevrolet tracker along with a passenger 39 year old Tim Vanarsdale was traveling west on Portland road when the vehicle left the roadway overturning in a ditch. Both occupants were treated on the scene by Adair County EMS and transported to T.J. Health of Columbia for injuries sustained. Deputy Brandon Hitch is the investigating officer assisted on the scene by Deputy Justin Cross and Kentucky State Trooper Billy Begley.

 

August 9, 2017

Cumberland Parkway Closed in Metcalfe County Due to Overturned Semi

Kentucky State Police is currently on scene of an overturned semi on the Cumberland Parkway that occurred at 4:30 a.m. near the 34 mile marker.  The westbound lanes of the roadway are currently closed.  Detours have been established, motorist are being routed to KY 80 from both Edmonton and Columbia.  Motorist are urged to avoid the area if possible.  Further updates will follow.