Sheriff’s Report

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

On September 28, 2015 Deputy Claude Hudson responded to a call from a property owner of a man living in his abandon house on Huston Broughton Road in Scalf. Deputy Hudson located the male subject inside the house. Deputy Hudson arrested Coty Allen Savage age 27 of Scalf, KY charging him with Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree and Giving Officer False Name. After obtaining the man’s correct name, Deputy Hudson learned that he was a fugitive from Arizona wanted on Drugs and Weapons charges. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On September 28, 2015 Deputy Claude Hudson observed a vehicle traveling on Mosley Branch Road in Woodbine. Deputy Hudson stopped the vehicle for a traffic violation. Deputy Hudson determined the driver was under the influence and also found illegal drugs in his possession. Deputy Hudson arrested Kenneth Messer age 29 of Woodbine, KY charging him with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under Influence, Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree , Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Degree , Possession of Prescription Controlled Substance not in Original Container (2 counts), Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and additional traffic charges. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On September 28, 2015 Deputy Claude Hudson was dispatched to complaint of a man having a seizure on Left Fork of Moore Creek and the caller cursing 911 dispatcher when she called it in. After arriving at the scene, Deputy Hudson encountered the female caller who also begin cursing him. Deputy Hudson arrested Heather Carnes age 26 of Flat Lick, KY charging her with Harassing Communications, Disorderly Conduct and Menacing. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On September 28, 2015 Deputy Claude Hudson was dispatched to a possible domestic violence complaint on Valentine Branch in Cannon. After conducting an investigation, Deputy Hudson arrested Natasha Gray age 34 of Cannon, KY charging her with Assault 4th Degree, Resisting Arrest, Terroristic Threatening and Menacing. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On September 29, 2015 Deputy Carl Frith arrested Whitney Inman age 22 of Woodbine, KY on a Laurel County Bench warrant for failure to appear on three counts of Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On September 30, 2015 Deputy Claude Hudson responded to a one vehicle accident on West Roger Hollow Road in Gray. After conducting an investigation, Deputy Hudson arrested Regina Woods age 43 of Gray, KY charging her with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs, Resisting Arrest and Terroristic Threatening 3rd Degree.. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On September 30, 2015 Deputy Keith Liford arrested Tonya Bingham age 27 of Walker, KY on a Knox County Arrest warrant for Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On October 1, 2015 Deputy Chad Wagner arrested Jason Lee Smith age 32 of Barbourville, KY on a Knox County Bench warrant for failure to appear on Child Support charges and on a Knox County Bench warrant for failure to appear on a Public Intoxication charge. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On October 1, 2015 Justin Hamilton age 24 of Barbourville, KY was arrested on a Knox County Bench warrant for failure to pay Child Support. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On October 2, 2015 Deputy Keith Liford arrested Kendra Smith age 28 of Walker, KY on a Knox County Bench warrant for failure to appear on Child Support charges. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On October 2, 2015 Deputy Carl Frith arrested Scotty Smith age 46 of Artemus, KY on two Knox County Bench warrants for failure to appear and or pay fines on charges of Speeding, Careless Driving, Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operator License and Operating ATV on Roadway . He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On October 3, 2015 Deputy Keith Liford arrested William Collins age 24 of Flat Lick, KY on a Knox County Bench warrant for Failure to Wear Seat Belts and License to be in Possession. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On October 3, 2015 Deputy Claude Hudson responded to a complaint of shots being fired at a residence on KY 6 in Woodbine. After conducting an investigation, Deputy Hudson arrested Marty Rapier age 34 of Woodbine charging him with four counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree and Criminal Mischief 1st Degree. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On October 4, 2015 Deputy Carl Frith arrested Melissa Sanders age 40 of Barbourville, KY on a Knox County Bench warrant for Contempt of Court. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On October 4, 2015 Deputy Mikey Ashurst responded to a fight in progress at a homeless shelter in the Moore Hill area. After interviewing staff at the shelter, Deputy Ashurst arrested Steven L. Lynch age 19 of Corbin, KY charging him with Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

Douglas Woodlee was wanted on a Knox County Arrest warrant for Burglary 1st Degree and a Knox County Indictment warrant for Burglary 2nd Degree and Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition. On October 5, 2015 Douglas Woodlee age 29 of Barbourville, KY was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center after turning himself in at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

On October 5, 2015 Deputy Carl Frith arrested Shane Browning age 23 of Flat Lick, KY on a Knox County Bench warrant for failure to pay fine on a License to be in Possession charge. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.