Two Knox County men were placed under arrest this week after being charged with public intoxication.
On February 4 at approximately 11 p.m., Knox deputies received several calls from Girdler residents regarding an intoxicated man, identified as Shawn Smith, 42, of Bimble, walking around the neighborhood. The man was reportedly going from house-to-house and causing alarm.
While in route, Deputy Ashurst received another call that Smith was going through items outside at a residence on Primrose Drive. When Deputy Ashurst arrived, the homeowner advised Smith had left. Deputy Ashurst searched the area on foot and located Smith, who was not wearing any pants, hiding on a porch of an abandoned house.
Smith was arrested and charged with public intoxication/controlled substance, third-degree criminal trespass and second-degree disorderly conduct. Smith was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.
The following day at approximately 9:15 a.m., Deputy Claude Hudson responded to a call from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in Corbin. The administrative clerk reported a suspicious man, identified as Scott Smith, 50, of Barbourville, appeared to be intoxicated while inside the office.
When Deputy Hudson arrived, the man had left the satellite office and was standing in front of West Knox Pharmacy. While questioning the man, Deputy Hudson determined he was under the influence.
Smith was arrested and charged with public intoxication/controlled substance. He was also wanted on a Knox County Bench Warrant for failure to pay the fine on a menacing charge. Smith was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.