Post by Press Release on May 14, 2012 16:46:21 GMT -5
Manchester man killed in Laurel County accident Laurel County Sheriff Department Press Release
Sheriff John Root is reporting that Laurel Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Eddy Sizemore is investigating a single vehicle traffic crash which occurred on Monday afternoon (5-14-2012) at 1:47 P.M. on Ky 472, 6 miles east of London.
According to investigation, apparently a 2006 Chevrolet Pickup driven by William Wells age 64, of Poplar Street, Manchester, was eastbound on Ky 472, when his right front tire dropped off the roadway, causing the vehicle to travel out of control, traveled between two trees, and overturned on its side. The driver was partially ejected out the passenger window, causing fatal injuries.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene by Laurel County Coroner Doug Bowling. No seat belt was in use. Assisting at the scene was: Deputy James Sizemore, Deputy William Bo Harris, and Deputy John Inman. Assisting at the scene was Ambulance Inc. Of Laurel County, London –Laurel County Rescue Squad, and McWhorter Volunteer Fire Department.
Post by Press Release on Jun 20, 2012 20:36:38 GMT -5
Pictured is the accident scene
Clay County couple involved in traffic crash on North US 25 Laurel County Sheriff Department Press Release
Sheriff John Root is reporting that Laurel Sheriff’s Deputy William Bo Harris is investigating a 2 vehicle injury traffic crash which occurred on Wednesday afternoon (6-20-2012) at 1:14 P.M., on U.S. 25, two miles north of London. Apparently, a white colored 2001 Chev. Pickup was traveling south bound on Ky 490 at the intersection of U.S. 25, when he traveled down a northbound ramp the wrong way, and struck a gold colored S.U.V. Suzuki head on(that had been northbound on U.S. 25 to go northbound on Ky 490.
The driver of the pickup truck is identified as: Raymond Collins, age 62 of Hwy 421, Fallrock and passenger Beatrice Collins age 61, same address—neither were injuried.
The driver of the S.U.V. is identified as: Arley Renner age 83 of Chestnut Ridge Road, Mt. Vernon who received possible injuries , and passenger - May Renner age 79 , same address who received chest and neck injuries. Both were transported to St. Joseph Hospital London by Ambulance Inc. Of Laurel County for treatment.
Assisting at the scene was: East Bernstadt Volunteer Fire Department.
Post by Press Release on Jun 29, 2012 6:38:37 GMT -5
Pictured is the crash scene
Ed Napier of Manchester killed in Traffic Crash on Ky 229 Laurel County Sheriff Department Press Release
Sheriff John Root is reporting that Laurel Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Eddy Sizemore, assisted by Detective Richard Dalrmple are investigating a two vehicle traffic fatality which occurred on Ky 229,at the intersection with Ky 1189, 4 miles south of London, on Thursday morning (6-28-2012) at approx. 10:50 A.M.
Apparently a 2006 Chev Cavalier car pulled out from Ky 1189 westbound, and collided with a 1993 Buick car that was northbound on Ky 229. After impact both cars traveled off the roadway, and came to rest off the west side of Ky 229.
The driver of the Chev Cavalier was identified as: Ed Napier age 47, of Manchester. He received fatal injuries , and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only occupant in the cavalier.
The driver of the Buick car was identified as: Veda Wright age 40 of Lily, and received serious injuries and was airlifted by helicopter from the scene to UK Med, in Lexington. 2 other passengers in the Buick car were airlifted from the scene(to UK Med) with serious injuries and 3 additional passengers were taken to St. Joseph Hospital London for treatment of possible injuries.
The investigation into the traffic crash is continuing.
Officers assisting at the scene included: for Laurel County Sheriff’s Office: Deputy James Sizemore; Laurel County Constable Tim Mays, London Police Sgt Chris Edwards, and KSP Trooper Don Trosper. Also assisting was Ambulance Inc of Laurel County, the London-Laurel County Rescue Squad, the Laurel County Coroner’s Office, the CampGround Volunteer Fire Dept. , and helicopters: PHI, Air Evac, and Air Methods.
Post by Press Release on Jul 13, 2012 7:15:26 GMT -5
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Meth, Pick-up and baby swap leads to arrest Laurel County Sheriff Press Release
Sheriff John Root reports that Information from a confidential source led Sheriff Dept investigators on the hunt for an infant child who had been supposedly traded for a 1999 silver Dodge Dakota. Information reported stated that a newborn infant had been traded for a vehicle which had then been sold for $800.00 cash and an undisclosed amount of Methamphetamine.
Through registration investigation Detectives located the vehicle and its current owner in the Keavy area of Laurel County. The current owner reported that he had purchased the truck from Heather Kaminskey for 800.00 cash and no drugs whatsoever.
A third party at that location reported that they had not seen Kaminskey in over a week and that she indeed had a newborn that Kaminskey had stated was staying with her mother in Florida. Further investigation into the truck registration led to the previous owner. Jeremy and Jamiee Brown of 281 Devils Neck Rd Corbin ky were then located at their residence in possession of the now 6 month old child.
Their stories initially varied concerning the child and how they became involved with it, however once information was gathered revealing the biological grandmother of the child they agreed to be truthful. The biological grandmother was contacted and stated that her daughter Heather Kaminskey who was already being sought on methamphetamine related warrants had fled Florida in January of 2012 being 9 months pregnant to come to Kentucky to have her child in an attempt to evade Florida Social Services who had previously removed Kaminskeys two other children.
The child was exchanged just after birth and the transaction for the 1999 silver Dodge Dakota was made. Kentucky Dept. of Social Services were contacted and upon a Judges order removed the infant from the home. The Browns were arrested and charged with Human Trafficking (victim under 18 yrs old) a Class B Felony carrying penalties of up to 20 yrs. and lodged in the Laurel Detention Center.
The Browns have 3 other biological children who were present in the home and were placed with local relatives. Warrants and extradition approval are currently being obtained for the biological mother Heather Kaminskey. The investigation was conducted by Detective Jason Back, Detective Brad Mitchell, Lieutenant Rodney Van Zant, and assisted by Sgt. Greg Poynter.
Post by Press Release on Jul 21, 2012 16:44:15 GMT -5
(left to right) Frankie Brumley, Shane Botkins, and Tiffany Botkins
Escapee from Clay County found hiding in Laurel County Laurel County Sheriff Department Press Release
Sheriff John Root is reporting that Laurel Sheriff’s Sgt Chuck Johnson received information on the possible whereabouts of a wanted escapee(Frankie J. Brumley) from Clay County on Friday morning (7-20-2012) at 0230 A.M., on Court Road, 1 mile south of London.
When deputies arrived at the residence, they were told by residents at the house that Brumley was not there. As Deputies continued their investigation, they located Brumley hiding in the master bathroom in the residence. After a brief altercation with Brumley, he was taken into custody. Arrested was Frankie J. Brumley age 40 of Hwy 149, Manchester charged with: Being a Fugitive From Clay County , Ky, and with Resisting Arrest. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.
Also arrested at the residence by Laurel Sheriff’s Deputy Brett Reeves was: Shane Botkins age 37 , and Tiffany Botkins age 30 both of Court Road, London charged with : 2nd Degree Hindering Apprehension. Both were also lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.
Other Officers assisting included Deputy Kirk Mays, and London City Police Officer Travis Couch.
Post by Press Release on Aug 30, 2012 17:10:59 GMT -5
Manchester woman arrested in London on Wednesday evening Laurel County Sheriff Department Press Release
Sheriff John Root is reporting that Laurel Sheriff’s Detective Jason Back, and Detective Brad Mitchell investigated a complaint that a female subject was using fraudulent prescriptions.
On Wednesday evening (8-29-2012) at 6:14 P.M., detectives arrested Leslie H. Hooker age 37 of Oak Street, Manchester charging her with Obtaining Or Attempting To Obtain a Controlled Substance by Fraud Or Deceit. She was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.
Post by Press Release on Feb 24, 2013 8:05:44 GMT -5
Nolan killed as result of crash on Tom Cat Trail Laurel County Sheriff Department Press Release
Sheriff John Root is reporting that Laurel Sheriff’s Sgt . E. R. Rudder investigated a single vehicle serious injury traffic crash which occurred on Tom Cat Trail (Ky 1305), 5 miles east of London on Thursday afternoon (2-21-13) at approx. 1 P.M. Apparently a blue Chev. car was eastbound on Ky 1305 (Tom Cat Trail), and according to witnesses was traveling at a high rate of speed, and crossed over into the westbound lane, in a curve , losing control, ran off the left shoulder of the road, overturning on its top, toppling into a tree, and coming to rest in a ditch.
The driver is identified as: Eddie Nolan age 53 of Pine Hill Brock Road, London—he received multiple , very serious injuries, and was flown by helicopter from the scene to UK Med in Lexington for treatment. Cause of the crash remains under investigation. Assisting at the scene was: Deputy Shane Rice, Constable Tim May, Ambulance Inc. Of Laurel County, London-Laurel County Rescue Squad, and Bush Volunteer Fire Department.
Post by Press Release on May 13, 2013 5:04:15 GMT -5
Manchester man and woman involved in crash on KY 472 in Laurel County Laurel County Sheriff Press Release
Sheriff John Root is reporting that Laurel Sheriff’s Deputy Larry Parrott is investigating a one vehicle serious injury traffic crash which occurred on Ky 472, at the intersection of Mcknight Road, 9 miles east of London,on Sunday afternoon (5-12-13 ) at approx. 1:42 P.M.
Apparently, a Ford Explorer driven by Alen Wombles age 30 of Manchester was westbound on Ky 472 , when he lost control , ran off the road, hit a culvert,and flipped over, causing the vehicle to erupt in flames. EMS, McWhorter Fire Dept personnel, and a passer by (Walter Trebow) were able to pull the driver, and a passenger-(Crystal Roark age 34 of Manchester) from the burning vehicle.
Deputy Parrott determined through investigation that Wombles had been traveling too fast on the roadway when a motorcycle pulled out in front of him, and he had to swerve to avoid collision. Deputy Parrott also determined that Wombles was under the influence contributing to him crashing. Deputy Parrott charged Alen Wombles with Operating A Motor Vehicle Under The Influence, 2nd Offense, and driving on Revoked Driver’s License. The Passenger, Crystal Roark was charged with Alcohol Intoxication. Both the driver and passenger were transported to UK Med Center in Lexington for treatment of serious injuries. (Wombles was flown, and Roark was transported by ground.)
Additional charges are pending on both subjects due to suspected meth being found on both.
Assisting at the scene was: Ambulance Inc. Of Laurel County, and London Laurel County Rescue Squad, and McWhorter Volunteer Fire Department. Investigation is continuing by Deputy Larry Parrott.
Post by Press Release on Jun 7, 2013 18:23:48 GMT -5
Death of former chief deputy Laurel County Sheriff Office Press Release
Sheriff John Root is reporting the tragic death of Eddy Sizemore in an aircraft accident in nearby Clay County. Reportedly, the aircraft , a medical helicopter, was enroute back to its base in Clay County, when it crashed at approx. 11 P.M. killing all 3 persons on board.
Eddy Sizemore had recently left the Laurel County Sheriff's Office where he served as its chief deputy for over 2 years. He had left to pursue another one of his passions -- that of flying helicopters -- after a job offer with a medical helicopter based in Manchester.
Eddy had more than 25 years in law enforcement, serving at London Police Department, and retiring from the Laurel County Sheriff's Department, and finally coming back into law enforcement as the chief deputy at the Laurel County Sheriff's Office. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam as a crew chief on a helicopter.
Eddy was a life long resident of Laurel County, where his family still resides.
Sheriff Root sends his sincere condolences to the Eddy Sizemore family during this difficult time. There is a special place in God's kingdom for Eddy. Rest well, Brother, You will be greatly missed by the staff of the Laurel County Sheriff's Office.
Post by Press Release on Jun 9, 2013 5:11:38 GMT -5
Pictured is the over one mile long procession coming into Laurel County.
Air Evac Flight Crew 109 escorted back to Laurel and Clay County on Friday night Laurel County Sheriff Office Press Release
Sheriff John Root is reporting that the bodies of the Air Evac 109 Flight Crew were escorted back from Frankfort late Friday night (6-7-2013) by all area emergency service personnel who participated as a show of respect and honor for their comrades who paid the ultimate sacrifice “to lay down their life so a stranger can live.“
The 3 crew members were tragically killed (6-6-2013) in an aircraft accident in nearby Clay County. Reportedly, the aircraft , a medical helicopter, was enroute back to its base in Clay County, when it crashed at approx. 11 P.M. The 3 crew included Pilot Eddy Sizemore-former chief deputy of Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, Lee Dobbs, paramedic, and Jesse Jones, flight nurse.
Those first responders who participated in the mile long procession of blue lit and red lit vehicles including police cars, fire trucks, rescue vehicles, ambulances, and unmarked emergency vehicles included: Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, Ky. State Police Troopers, Ky. State Police CVE Officers, London Police Department, London Fire Department, Laurel County Fire Department, London Laurel Rescue Squad, East Bernstadt Fire Dept., CrossRoads Fire Dept, Colony Fire Dept, Keavy Fire Dept, Lily Fire Dept.,CampGround Fire Dept., McWhorter Fire Dept, Bald Rock Fire Dept, Manchester Fire Dept, Clay County Ambulance Service, Manchester Police Dept, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, and other Laurel County First Responders, and other Clay County first responders. Eddy Sizemore’s family were also in the procession.
First responders reported they wanted to bring the 3 crew members home.
Post by Press Release on Jul 10, 2013 20:28:18 GMT -5
Pictured is the accused
Male subject exposes himself to a female, and is arrested by deputies Laurel County Sheriff Press Release
Sheriff John Root is reporting that Laurel Sheriff’s Deputy Larry Parrott was dispatched to a complaint that a male subject had exposed himself to a female victim and her children on Laurel Lake Road, 17 miles west of London on Tuesday night(7-9-2013) at approx. 7:02 P.M.
When the deputy arrived at the scene he learned from the victim that a male subject whom she did not know had pulled up in a car at the spillway dam parking lot, and had grabbed her inappropriately , and made several sexually offensive remarks. Additionally it was alleged that he exposed his genitals to her. All of this occurred in front of one of her four children who were with her.(her 14 year old was present) The subject continued to make sexual advances toward her.
Only after she said she had a weapon and told him to get away did he pull to the other end of the parking lot. Deputy Parrott made contact with the male subject (who was sitting in his vehicle) the subject advised that he did in fact grab the female , and was trying to pick her up for a good time. Deputy Parrott arrested: R.B. Mitchell age 58 of South Hwy 421, Manchester charging him with: Sexual Abuse 3rd Degree, and Indecent Exposure, 2nd Degree. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.
Post by Press Release on Aug 1, 2013 22:58:44 GMT -5
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Meth bust on East Pittsburg Church Road Laurel County Sheriff Press Release
Sheriff John Root is reporting that Laurel Sheriff’s Detective Jason Back with assistance from Ky. Probation and Parole, and Deputy Robbie Grimes and Deputy Larry Parrott arrested 3individuals on drug charges and one person on a bench warrant on Wednesday afternoon(7-31-2013) at approx 3:00 P.M., 2 miles north of London on East Pittsburg Church Road., following a drug investigation.
Arrested was: Cassandra Maggard age 25 of Sunfire Lane, Corbin and Raleigh G. Campbell age 30 of North Ponder Branch, Manchester both charged with : Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Offense- after materials used to manufacture methamphetamine were discovered in their possession. Also arrested was: Chad McMullin age 41 of Haley Ridge Road, London charged with Possession Of a Controlled Substance,1st Degree,1st Offense (Methamphetmine) was in possession of crystal methamphetamine.
Also a 4th subject who was there who had outstanding charges on him was arrested: Lawrence Stevens age 51 of East Pittsburg Church Road, Pittsburg charged on 2 Laurel County Bench Warrants for failure to appear in court on previous charges. All 4 individuals were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.
Post by Press Release on Aug 16, 2013 22:55:21 GMT -5
Car weaving on the road on east Ky 80 results in a DUI arrest Laurel County Sheriff's Office Press Release
Sheriff John Root is reporting that Laurel Sheriff’s Senior Sgt Greg Poynter along with Sheriff John Root, and Deputy James Sizemore conducted a traffic stop on a white Ford car after observing it weaving badly on the road, on Ky 80, 7 miles east of London on Thursday afternoon at 1:19 P.M.
Following an investigation, the driver was determined to be under the influence, and was arrested, and is identified as: Denise R. Collins age 26 of Ponders Road, Manchester charged with: Operating A Motor Vehicle Under The Influence, Driving on DUI Suspended License, No Insurance, Failure to Use Child Restraint Device in Vehicle , and other traffic violations.--a small child in the vehicle was not properly seat belted. She was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.
Last Edit: Aug 16, 2013 23:05:22 GMT -5 by ClayLive
Post by Press Release on Aug 16, 2013 22:58:34 GMT -5
Five arrested following a disturbance complaint Laurel County Sheriff's Office Press Release
Sheriff John Root is reporting that Laurel Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Berry along with Deputy Shawn Boroviak, Deputy Josh Scott, and Trooper Creekmore were dispatched to a possible domestic disturbance where a male and female were reportedly outside their residence yelling, screaming, and fighting off Russell Dyche Memorial Highway, 6 miles west of London early Friday morning (8-16-2013) at approx 2:44 A.M.
When deputies arrived they learned from the two individuals that they had been arguing outside. Deputies noted that a picture frame was broken, and a cheeseburger was splattered on the wall inside. When asked if anyone else was in the residence both stated there was not, however as deputies conducted a protective sweep of the residence for their safety, 2 individuals wanted on warrants were found hiding in the bedroom under covers. Also drug paraphernalia, and narcotics were found there.
Arrested was: Leanna L. Vasquez age 25 of Broadway Ave., Sydney, Ohio charged with Disorderly Conduct, 2nd Degree, and Hindering Apprehension, 2nd Degree; Zachary D. Hoskins age 24 of Buncomb Road, Tyner, Ky charged with Disorderly Conduct, 2nd Degree, and Hindering Apprehension, 2nd Degree; Jonathan R. Hoskins age 26 of Russell Dyche Memorial Highway, London charged with: Possession Of Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree, and Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, and an outstanding Laurel County Bench Warrant for Flagrant Non-Support, and an Owsley County Bench Warrant for Fleeing and Evading Police, Public Intoxication, and Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia; Amanda Leger age 31 of Upper Rader Road, Manchester charged with: Possession Of Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree, and a Clay county Bench warrant for Terroristic Threatening; also arrested was: Leonard Swanson Jr. age 46 of Old Johnson Road, London charged with Alcohol Intoxication.
During the investigation, Officers found pills, hypodermic needles, straws, and pen casings that had suspected pill residue on them believed to be used for snorting pills. All 5 individuals were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.
Last Edit: Aug 17, 2013 5:17:13 GMT -5 by ClayLive
Sheriff John Root is reporting that Laurel Sheriff’ Detective Jason Back along with Deputy James Sizemore located an individual who was wanted on numerous outstanding warrants including 3 Laurel County Bench warrants, and 2 Clay County Bench warrants. Accused was located on Valley Lane 1 mile west of London on Tuesday morning 8-27-13 at 9:50 A.M. and arrested charged with the 5 bench warrants which included a Trespass 1st Degree, and today also was charged with Resisting Arrest, and Possession of a Handgun By a Convicted Felon.
He failed to submit to arrest, and after a brief struggle was taken into custody, and a .380 handgun was found in his possession. He was identified as: Jackie Bowling age 44 of Valley Lane, Londo.
Individual was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility. Pictured is the accused-photo courtesy of Laurel County Detention Facility.
Post by Press Release on Jan 1, 2014 7:32:14 GMT -5
Manchester man charged with Operating A Motor Vehicle Under The Influence of Drugs in London Laurel County Sheriff press release
Sheriff John Root is reporting that Laurel Sheriff’s Deputy Robbie Grimes and Deputy Shane Rice investigated a gray colored Isuzu that was apparently stopped in the middle of the road obstructing the flow of traffic on Rita Lane, 9 miles south of London (in southern Laurel County) on Tuesday afternoon 12-31-13 at 3:03 P.M.
A check on the driver revealed he was obviously under the influence, and had a suspended operator’s license , and had no insurance. Arrested was William D. Wolfe age 30 of Manchester, Ky charged with : Operating A Motor Vehicle Under The Influence of Drugs, Operating On Suspended Or Revoked Operator’s License, No Insurance, Improper Parking on The Traveled Portion Of the Roadway, No Seat Belt In Use, and numerous other traffic offenses.
A passenger in the vehicle, Nathaniel Cody age 23 of Rita Lane, Corbin, was cited to Laurel District Court for Permitting An Unlicensed Driver To Operate A Motor Vehicle, and No Seat Belt usage. Assisting on the investigation was: Deputy Larry Parrott, Capt. Rodney Van Zant, and Detective Jason Back. Other charges are pending a continuing investigation by Detective Jason Back.
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Post by Press Release on Jan 3, 2014 18:25:26 GMT -5
Search for possible overdosed female on leads to arrest of Manchester man Laurel County Sheriff Department Press Release
Sheriff John Root is reporting that Laurel Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Berry along with Deputy Shane Rice were dispatched to a possible overdose of a female subject on Sasser Road , 9 miles east of London after Laurel 911 Dispatch only received a vague description of the location. Deputies and EMS conducted an extensive search of the area and finally were able to locate the residence. In all, a female was located on the front porch , 2 males inside the residence who stated a female was also inside and they stated she was sleeping. When deputies checked her, she was determined to be unresponsive, and deputies summoned Ambulance Inc Of Laurel County to the scene , and she was transported to St. Joseph Hospital London for treatment. Deputies arrested the following subjects:
The female on the front porch identified as: Tiffany R. Botkins age 32 of Court Road, London charged on an outstanding Bench Warrant for Failure To Appear In Court. Both male subjects inside the residence identified as: Timothy B. Robbins age 46 of Grigory Branch Road, London charged with : Illegal Possession of a Legend Drug—after a crushed up pill was found in his possession.
Also arrested: Johnny L. Curry age 31 of Shirley Don Road, Manchester charged with: Illegal Possession Of a Legend Drug – was in possession of Gabapentin pills -- also charged with Disorderly Conduct, 2nd Degree, and Resisting Arrest---the subject became belligerent , and cursed loudly creating a disturbance when arrested, and following a brief struggle with deputies on the front porch was taken into custody.
All 3 subjects were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility. Photos of the 3 courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Facility.