Sheriff’s Report

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Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith is reporting the following Enforcement Actions:

On July 13, Deputy Chad Wagner was dispatched to a domestic violence complaint on Flem Drive in Flat Lick. After Deputy Wagner contacted the victim, he arrested Joshua Gray, age 22, of Flat Lick, for Assault 4th Degree. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On July 14, Court Security Officer Robert Lewis arrested Carla Rantz, age 34, of Barbourville, in the Knox District Courtroom for Violation, of EPO/DVO. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On July 14, Court Security Officer Robert Lewis arrested Christopher West, age 23, of Barbourville, in the Knox District Courtroom for Violation, of EPO/DVO. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On July 14, Deputy Claude Hudson arrested Douglas Edmond Jones, age 57, of Barbourville, on a Knox County Bench warrant on Child Support charges. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On July 15, at 9:20 a.m. Deputy Keith Liford was dispatched to a report, of a female who had driven her vehicle into high water on 930 at Artemus. After conducting an investigation, Deputy Liford arrested the driver, Tara Baker, age 32, of Trosper, charging her with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence 3rd Offence and Driving on DUI Suspended Operators License. Tara Baker was also wanted on a Knox County Bench warrant for failure to pay fines on Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence and Driving on DUI Suspended License. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On July 15, Deputy Keith Liford arrested Joshua Mathews, age 27, of Corbin, on a Knox County Bench warrant for failure to comply with a court order on a Shoplifting charge. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On July 15, Deputy Claude Hudson was responding to a call when he met a vehicle being driven on the wrong side, of Young’s Creek Road near Woodbine. Deputy Hudson stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver, Dexter A. Mills, age 34, of Corbin, charging him Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, of Drugs, Possession, of Controlled Substance 1st Degree and Possession, of Drug Paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On July 16, Deputy Keith Liford arrested Stephanie Peirce Messer, age 37of Girdler, on a Knox County Bench warrant on Child Support Charges. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center

On July 16, Deputy Keith Liford arrested James Mills, age 32, of Barbourville, on a Knox County Bench warrant for failure to appear on Shoplifting and Violation, of EPO/DVO Charges. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center

On July 17, Deputy Sidney Wagner arrested Bobby Curry, age 34, of Barbourville, on a Knox County Bench warrant for failure to pay fine on a Failure to Produce Insurance Card charge. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On July 18, Deputy Claude Hudson and Deputy Keith Liford responded to a complaint, of an intoxicated male vandalizing a house on Moore Creek Road near Dewitt. When Deputy Hudson arrived, he observed Brandon Burnett leaving the residence operating a motor vehicle. Deputy Hudson stopped the vehicle and arrested Brandon Burnett, age 25, of Barbourville, charging him with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, No Operators License, Failure to wear Seatbelt and Open Container Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

After Deputy Hudson left, Deputy Liford observed Roy Burnette come out, of the weeds at the residence. Deputy Liford arrested Roy Burnette, age 63, of Flat Lick, charging him with Alcohol Intoxication, Disorderly Conduct, Terroristic Threatening, Resisting Arrest and Menacing. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On July 18, Deputy Keith Liford arrested Brandi Beach, age 30, of Dewitt, on two Knox County Bench warrants for failure to appear on Public Intoxication-Controlled Substance, Illegal Possession, of Legend Drug, Prescription Controlled Substance not in Original Container, DUI and Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operator License. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center

On July 18, Deputy Keith Liford arrested Joe Stacy, age 21, of Barbourville, for violation, of EPO/DVO. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center

On July 20, Deputy Sidney Wagner arrested Glenda Brock, age 52, of Gray, on a Knox County Bench warrant for failure to appear on Rape 2nd Degree, Unlawful Transaction with a Minor 2nd Degree and 3rd Degree charges. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.