Sheriff’s Report

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

On August 17, 2015 Deputy Claude Hudson observed a vehicle run a stop sign on KY 3436 in Corbin, After stopping the vehicle Deputy Hudson arrested the driver, Jerry Wayne Caldwell age 42 of Corbin, KY charging him with Failure to stop at a Stop Sign Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs and No Insurance. Deputy Hudson also arrested the passenger, Ronnie Allen Taylor age 33 of Woodbine, KY charging him with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both men were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On August 18, 2015 Deputy Keith Liford arrested Shawn Dillingham age 43 of Bryant’s Store, KY on three Knox County Bench warrants for failure to appear on Flagrant Non-Support charges, and failure to pay fines on a Public Intoxication charge and several traffic related charges. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On August 18, 2015 Knox County Court Security Officer William Hamilton executed an Knox County Bench warrant on Samuel Owens age 41 of Gray, KY for failure to appear on charges of Public Intoxication and Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition Under $500. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On August 19, 2015 Deputy Jason Carmack was dispatched to Bill Sowders Lane to a residence where a female was asked to leave and would not leave. Deputy Carmack arrested Patricia Honeycutt age 53 of Flat Lick, KY for Alcohol Intoxication. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On August 19, 2015 Deputy Claude Hudson investigated a report of a stolen firearm that had been pawned to another individual. Through the investigation the firearm was linked to Brian Klette. Deputy Hudson arrested Brian Klette age 26 of Artemus, KY charging him with Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On August 20, 2015 Deputy Keith Liford responded to domestic violence complaint at a residence on KY 1232 in Corbin. Deputy Liford arrested Kevin Baker age 31 of Corbin, KY for Violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On August 20, 2015 Deputy Chad Wagner received a domestic violence complaint at a residence in California Hollow. As a result of his investigation, Deputy Wagner arrested Terry France age 26 of Girdler, KY for Assault 4th Degree. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On August 20, 2015 Deputy Keith Liford received a complaint from the Knox County Detention Center regarding drugs being found near a dumpster outside the jail After conducting a joint investigation with detention center staff, Deputy Liford charged an inmate, Harley Smith age 28 of Frankfort, KY with Promoting Contraband 2nd Degree.. He remains in the Knox County Detention Center.

On August 21, 2015 Deputy Keith Liford arrested Dylan Broughton age 19 of Gray, KY on a Knox County Bench warrant for failure to pay fines on Failure to wear Seat Belts and Improper Equipment charges. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On August 22, 2015 Deputy Keith Liford and Constable Reed Murphy were at a residence on Hazel Fork Road attempting to serve a warrant when they observed a window being pushed out. When they went to the location where the window was being pushed out, the individual being sought on the warrant fled out the back door and escaped. Bobby Mc Murray age 33 of Gray KY was observed pushing out the window. He was arrested and charged with Hindering Prosecution and Apprehension 2nd Degree. Bobby McMurray was also wanted on a Knox County Bench warrant for failure to pay fines on No Insurance and Contempt of Court charges. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On August 22, 2015 Deputy Keith Liford arrested Robert Williams age 31 of Barbourville, KY on a Knox County Bench warrant for failure to pay fines on a Promoting Contraband 2nd Degree charge. Robert Williams was also wanted on a Perry County Bench warrant for failure to pay fines on License to be in Possession, No Insurance and Driving on Suspended DUI License. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. Constable Reed Murphy assisted in the arrest.

On August 24, 2015 at 10:00 pm as a result of a traffic stop on KY 718, Deputy Jason Carmack arrested Joseph Carter age 29 of Flat Lick, KY for No Operators License. Joseph Carter was also wanted on three Knox County Bench warrants for failure to pay fines and failure to appear on Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operators License (2 counts), Disregarding Stop Sign, License to be in Possession, No Insurance, No Registration Plates (2 counts), and other traffic related charges. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On August 24, 2015 at 10:13 pm on KY 718 at Walker, Deputy Jason Carmack arrested John Allen Gardner age 45 of Walker, KY for DUI and Operating on DUI Suspended License. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.