Sherriff’s Report

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

On March 24, 2015 Deputy Carl Frith and Deputy Claude Hudson responded to a one-vehicle accident on Hwy 225 in Artemus. As a result of the investigation, Deputy Frith arrested William Farmer age 40 of Girdler, charging him with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, Possession of Opened Container of Alcohol and Failure to Notify Address Change to Department of Transportation. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On March 24, 2015 Deputy Carl Frith responded to a complaint at the Knox County Detention Center. A Deputy Jailer had found an inmate in possession of some broken pills. Deputy Frith charged B. J. Hubbard age 23 of Flat Lick, for Promoting Contraband 1st Degree.

On March 24, 2015 Deputy Drew Wilson responded to a domestic complaint at a residence on Leo Hampton Road. After conducting an investigation, Deputy Wilson arrested Josh Phillips age 22 of Gray, for Assault 4th Degree and Violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On March 25, 2015 Deputy Keith Liford arrested Tommy Hinkle age 43 of Gray, on a Knox County Bench Warrant for Failure to Pay fines on two counts of Possession of Controlled Substance 2nd Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Tommy Hinkle was also wanted on a Clay County Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear on charges of Possession of Marijuana, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, and three other additional charges. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On March 25, 2015 Deputy Keith Liford arrested Amy Lunsford age 35 of Hinkle, on two Knox County Bench Warrants for Failure to Pay fines on charges of No Operators License, Failure to Maintain Required Insurance, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operators License and Contempt of Court. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On March 25, 2015 Court Security Officer Bill Hamilton executed two Knox County Bench Warrants on Scottie Baker age 42 of Barbourville, for Violation of Parole and Failure to Pay fines on charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence and Prescription Controlled Substance not in Proper Container. Scottie Baker was picked-up in Jasper, Tennessee near Chattanooga, Tennessee and waived extradition. He was transported back to Knox County by Court Security Officer Bill and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On March 26, 2015 Deputy Sheriff Keith Liford arrested Shavnda Reed age 35 of Artemus, on Knox County Bench Warrant. for Theft by Unlawful Disposition Under $500. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center

On March 26, 2015 Deputy Carl Frith and Deputy Claude Hudson arrested Daryl Mills age 39 of Scalf, on two Knox County Bench Warrants for Failure to Pay Fines on Public Intoxication and Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence charges. While being processed at the Detention Center, Daryl Mills was caught giving inmate Jerry Vaughn a pack of cigarettes. Daryl Mills and Jerry Vaughn age 35 of Gray, were both charged with Promoting Contraband 2nd Degree.

On March 26, 2015 Deputy Claude Hudson received a complaint of a vehicle being driven by a DUI in the Scalf/Salt Gum area. Deputy Hudson located the vehicle and arrested the driver, Gary Mills age 43 of Scalf, for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, No Operators License and Expired Registration Plates. Gary Mills was also wanted on a Knox County Bench Warrant for License to be in Possession. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On March 26, 2015 Deputy Drew Wilson arrested Christopher Powers age 31 of Corbin, on a Whitley County Arrest Warrant for Theft by Unlawful Taking Under $500. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On March 26, 2015 Deputy Sheriff Carl Frith arrested Samuel Phillps age 32 of Gray on a Knox County Bench Warrant. for Failure to Appear on charges of Violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO and Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On March 26, 2015 Deputy Drew Wilson received information that Melissa Robinson and Edward Williams were staying at the Best Western Hotel in Barbourville, and they had illegal drugs in their possession. Deputy Wilson located both subjects at the Best Western. After conducting an investigation Deputy Wilson arrested Melissa Robinson age 46 of Corbin, and Edward Williams age 44 of Corbin, for Possession of Controlled Substance 1ST Degree and 2nd Degree, Prescription Controlled Substance Not in Proper Container and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. They were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On March 27, 2015 Deputy Chad Wagner arrested David Caldwell age 26 of Cawood on a Pulaski County Indictment Warrant on for Four Counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Prescription 1st Offense. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On March 27, 2015 Deputy Chad Wagner received a complaint of a female passed out at the Wild Cat Market in Flat Lick. Upon arrival Deputy Wagner observed a female passed out in a vehicle. Deputy Wagner arrested Jenifer Grub age 31 of Barbourville. for Public Intoxication, Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, Prescription Controlled Substance not in Proper Container and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Jenifer Grubb was also wanted on a Knox County Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear on a Public Intoxication charge. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On March 27, 2015 Deputy Sheriff Keith Liford responded to a domestic violence complaint in progress at a residence on Old Barbourville Hwy in Corbin. After conducting an investigation Deputy Liford arrested Adam Manning age 28 of Corbin, for Assault 4th Degree. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center

On March 28, 2015 Deputy Drew Wilson stopped a vehicle driven by Billy Tate age 46 of Barbourville. Deputy Wilson arrested Billy Tate on a Knox County Bench Warrant for Failure to pay fines on Speeding 20 mph Over Speed Limit and Failure to Wear Seat Belt. Deputy Wilson also arrested a passenger in the vehicle, James Mills age 38 of Barbourville, for Possession of Controlled Substance 2nd Degree and 3rd Degree and Prescription Controlled Substance not in Proper Container. Both men were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On March 29, 2015 Deputy Carl Frith received call from Knox Dispatch of a female yelling at Knox EMS personnel at a residence on Lynn Camp Road in Gray. When Deputy Frith arrived he observed Jessica Collette screaming at EMS personnel. Deputy Frith arrested Jessica Collette age 32 of Gray, for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On March 29, 2015 Deputy Claude Hudson arrested Mary Ann Smith age 25 of Barbourville, on four Knox County Bench Warrants for Failure to Appear on Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, Failure to Wear Seat Belt, Failure to Maintain Insurance Public Intoxication and Terroristic Threatening. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

On March 30, 2015 Court Security Officer Bob Lewis executed a Knox County Indictment warrant on James Dozier age 20 of Gray, for the charge of Rape 1st Degree. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.