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PULASKI ARSON INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY

 

Authorities in Pulaski County are trying to determine the cause of a fire at an un-occuppied home in Somerset this week.

 

Jeff Henderson says there were no injuries, but the investigation is on-going...

 


CASEY COUNTY FISCAL COURT REPORT

 

The Fiscal Court approved the minutes from the regular session of August 15, 2022. 

 

Magistrates accepted the treasurer's report and approved budget transfers. 

 

They also accepted tax rates from the School District and Ambulance Taxing District. The School Board approved the compensating rate and the Ambulance District took the 4% increase. 

 

The Extension District's compensating rate was approved by the court. 

 

Randy Watts and Lisa Peek were appointed to the Extension District Board. 

 

The court voted to purchase new voting machines as mandated by the state. The cost is $83,000. At least $75,000 of the cost will be reimbursed to the county over the next 2 years  

 

The court approved the purchase of 2 mowing tractors on the state pricing contract for the road department. 

 

The Casey County Detention Center's policy and procedures manual was approved. 

 

A request by the East Casey County Water District for the court's support of a Clean Water Act grant was approved. 

 

Payment of the monthly bills was approved.   

 


CCSO: FATHER/DAUGHTER CITED ON DRUG CHARGES

 

A Casey County father & daughter were cited on drug charges following a traffic stop Thursday morning.


Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle reports, he met a 2007 Nissan Altima, with excessive window tint, headed South on US 127. The Nissan turned onto West KY 70. Sheriff Weddle initiated a traffic stop for speeding near the intersection of Lower Brush Creek Rd.


The driver, 57 year old Huland R. Jones, of Liberty, had expired Operator's License. Liberty Police Chief Garrett also responded to the scene, with K9 "Mako" alerting to the presence of narcotics. A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a Meth Pipe with residue in the center console.


Mr. Jones failed field sobriety tests. He stated the Meth Pipe was not his, and that the vehicle belonged to his wife, Lorane Pritchett, who has been locked up in the Casey County Jail for a few weeks. He also stated he did use Meth approximately three days prior.


Jones was lodged in the Casey County Jail on charges of Speeding (3mph over limit), Excessive Window Tint, DUI (aggravating circumstance), Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree, Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving on Expired OL's.


A passenger in the car, Haley Jones, age 18 of Liberty, was cited for Possession of Methamphetamine. Officers found Meth in a container on her key-ring. She was also charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, due to her two year old daughter being in the vehicle. The child was released to a family member.


Deputy Hannah Lynn also assisted.

 


CCSO: LOCAL WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER FALLING ASLEEP AT CHURCH

 

A Windsor woman is facing charges after being found passed out at the wheel at a local church.


Deputy Hannah Lynn, with Casey County Sheriff's Office, was dispatched to Patterson's Chapel Church, on Thompson Ridge Road, in the Windsor community, shortly after 1pm Wednesday afternoon, in reference to someone slumped over the wheel of a 2023 Ram Pickup.


Upon arrival, she made contact with 53 year old Lesia Sue Luttrell, who was laying on the wheel with the motor running. The arrest citation states Luttrell had slurred speech, glossy eyes, and was unsteady on her feet. She failed field sobriety tests.


A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a baggie containing crystal methamphetamine. Luttrell stated she had used meth the night before.


She was lodged in the Casey County Jail on charges of DUI, Driving on Suspended OL's, and Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree.


Sheriff Chad Weddle assisted.

 


CCSO: ONE PERSON ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES ON KY49

 

A report of two people sleeping in a car on private property leads to drug & weapon charges.

 

Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle responded to the call Wednesday morning around 8:30, 6.5 miles North of Liberty on KY49. The caller stated the vehicle was behind a trailer, belonging to Rita Wethington. Roy Wooley and his wife Taylor were inside the vehicle with possible drugs inside.

 

Sheriff Weddle responded, along with Wooley's probation officer, Tyler Harrold & located the two, asleep in the front seat. After waking them up, they noticed a holstered pistol in the passenger side door panel as Taylor was exiting the vehicle.

 

The .25 caliber pistol was loaded, with one in the chamber.

 

Wooley granted consent to search the vehicle, which turned up a leather pouch, containing a meth pipe, 2 straws, & digital scales, all with residue, along with a piece of paper with brown suspected methamphetamine.

 

Wooley stated all the items, including the gun, were his. And that he had used meth earlier that morning.

 

Roy H. Wooley III, of Liberty, was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree/2nd Offense, Drug Paraphernalia, & Possession of a Handgun by Convicted Felon.

 

He was lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 


SOMERSET CITY COUNCIL REPORT

 

Somerset City Council met in regular session this week.
Jeff Henderson covered that meeting for 98.7 The Buck...

 

 


2 MONTICELLO WOMEN ARRESTED ON DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGES

 

A check on a suspicious vehicle leads to drug charges for two Wayne County women.

 

Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron says, in the early morning hours on Tuesday, Deputies Derek Dennis and James Barnett noticed the women sitting in a vehicle at a Monticello business on South Main Street, where drug transactions have been occurring.

 

After approaching the vehicle, Deputy Barnett located a cigarette pack laying on a rear tire. Inside it was a plastic bag containing over 4 grams of methamphetamine.

 

The driver, 40 year old Carrisa D. Pyles of Monticello, admitted the  meth was hers, and she was going to sell it to the other woman.

 

The Deputies then followed Pyles to to her residence on Frisby Street where she lives with 34 year old Samantha R. Appleby.


They followed Pyles inside where they observed marijuana and two more bags of suspected methamphetamine laying in plain view.

 

A search the residence resulted in additional illegal narcotics and a set of digital scales being seized. Appleby stated that all these items belonged to her.

 

Both women were lodged in the Wayne County Jail.

 

Pyles is charged with trafficking Meth-1st degree (over 2 grams).  

 

Appleby is charged with trafficking Meth-1st degree (over 2 grams), possession & trafficking drugs unspecified-3rd degree, possession opiates-1st degree, illegal possession of a legend drug and, possession of drug paraphernalia.

 



LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL PASSES PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

 

 

The Liberty City Council held a public hearing yesterday prior to their regular meeting for public discussion concerning a proposed 4% increase in the property tax rate. There were a few in attendance and no action was taken.

 

The public hearing was followed by the Council's regular meeting.

 

The Council advertised for bids to repair the water systems "mother tank" located on Dry Ridge. Jay Hoffman addressed the council to answer any questions and gave details of the work to be performed, which will include a new mixing system to improve water quality and liner.
 


The bid of $113,850 was unanimously approved.

 

The council held a second reading of an ordinance related to the City's property tax rate, with an increase of 4%. That second reading was approved by a vote of 4 to 3, with Mayor Steven Brown breaking the tie.
 

 

The Council also held a first reading of an ordinance to allow Mayor Brown to sign an agreement accepting funds from the opioid settlement. There will have to be a second reading which will be held during a special meeting on Wednesday at 5 o’clock at Liberty City Hall.

 

Councilman Richard Montgomery addressed the council, suggesting a 5% increase for City employees. There was no official motion made, and no action was taken at this meeting.

 


CASEY COUNTY CAR THIEF CAPTURED

 

A suspect driving a stolen car from Casey County has been arrested for robbing a liquor store in Oldham County.


Police say a man with a gun walked into Prospect Liquors on U.S. 42, shortly after opening Friday, wearing a mask and demanded money.


The suspect took off in a silver sedan, headed toward Jefferson County. No one was injured in the robbery.


25 year old Isaac Beck, from Tennessee, was arrested by Salem Police that afternoon on separate charges. He has now been charged in connection with the Prospect robbery.


Oldham County Police say Beck was driving a Toyota Camry, reported stolen from Casey County, at the time of the robbery.


Beck was booked into the Washington County Jail on charges of robbery, and wanton endangerment.

 


CCSO: MAILBOX DAMAGED, SHOTS FIRED

 

One person arrested after a mailbox was damaged, and shots fired.


It happened in the early morning hours Monday. Casey County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a location about 14 miles East of Windor at 450 Hatter Rd., Kings Mountain. A mailbox was damaged by a vehicle. The victim reports the perpetrators then returned with a second vehicle, got out and fired 5 shots from a gun.


The investigation led officers to the residence of 18 year old Spencer Gillock, at 100 Phillipee Spur Rd., Waynesburg. Gillock stated he drove by the property on Hatter Rd., and hit the mailbox with a Chevy Silverado pickup, then shot a gun in the direction of the sky.


He was transported to the Casey County Jail on charges of Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, and Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree.


Deputy Schoenbachler investigating, with assistance from Officer Atwood.

 


CASEY MAN CITED AFTER NEARLY HITTING DEPUTY

 

A Liberty man was cited for reckless driving after a near miss with a patrol car.


The Casey County Sheriff's Office says 27 year old Joshua D. Hash, of 85 Creston Water Tower Rd., Liberty, was driving at a high rate of speed late Monday evening, about 4 miles West of Liberty on KY 49.


The citation states Mr. Hash lost control of his 2006 Chevy, skidding sideways and nearly struck the Deputy head-on. The Officer was forced off the roadway in order to avoid a collision.


Hash was charged with Reckless Driving, and Driving on a Suspended Operator's License-9th Offense.

 


REBEL SPORTS

 

Casey County Athletics Director Victor Black has the up-coming sports schedule.
Rebel Football is back in action Saturday evening at 6pm at Danville...

 


 


SOMERSET WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES FOLLOWING EXECUTION OF A SEARCH WARRANT

 

Sheriff Greg Speck reports that a Somerset woman was arrested following a search warrant at her residence. On Monday August 22, 2022 Narcotics Detectives were conducting surveillance on a suspected drug trafficker on Garnet Court in Pulaski County. During the course of the surveillance, Detectives developed enough probable cause to request a search warrant for the residence.


Detectives went to the Garnet Court address and executed a search warrant on the residence.
Once inside the residence, Detectives encountered Yvonne Nicole Roy, age 41, of Somerset.
Upon searching the residence, Detectives located two baggies of suspected methamphetamine on
the couch, where Roy was initially sitting, along with a handgun. Detectives also located digital
scales, glass pipes and, miscellaneous paraphernalia.

 

Detectives did a field test of the substances located which yielded a positive result for
methamphetamine. The total weight of the methamphetamine was approximately 125 grams.

 

Yvonne Nicole Roy was arrested and charged with the following:
1. Trafficking in Controlled Substances 1 st degree 1 st offense, (methamphetamine)
2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
3. Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon

 

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on the scene by the Lake Cumberland Area
Drug Task Force and the FBI.

 

The case remains under investigation by Detective Tan Hudson and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s
Office Narcotics Division.

 


WHITLEY CITY MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN SOMERSET

 

Sheriff Greg Speck reports that on Tuesday August 9, 2022 Narcotics Detectives were
conducting surveillance on a suspected drug trafficker in Pulaski County. At approximately 4:45
PM, Narcotics Detectives observed the trafficker meet with a green Chevrolet Pickup truck, in
the parking lot of Somerset Mall.


Detectives approached the vehicle and began identified the passenger, Kevin Davis. While
speaking to Davis, Deputy Trent Massey and his K9 partner Leo arrived on scene to assist.
Deputy Massey conducted a walk around of the vehicle with Leo and afterwards advised
Detectives Leo had indicated the presence of illegal substances.


Detectives began to search the vehicle and located a glass smoking pipe and a baggie inside of
the vehicle. Inside of the baggie, Detectives located three individual baggies containing a clear
crystal substance. The total weight of all three baggies was approximately 64.7 grams.


Kevin Shawn Davis, Age 51, of Whitley City was arrested and charged with the following:
1. Trafficking in Controlled Substances 1st degree 1st offense, (methamphetamine)
2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


The case remains under investigation by Detective Lt. Daryl Kegley and the Pulaski County
Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division.


Sheriff Greg Speck asked if you have any information about drug activity or any crime to contact
our tip line at 606-679-8477. You can remain anonymous. You can also leave a tip on our
webpage at http://www.pulaskisheriff.com.

 


BOYLE COUNTY MAN ARRESTED AFTER CALL OF SHOTS FIRED IN JUNCTION CITY

 

Shots fired in Boyle County, one man was arrested last weekend.


Deputies responded to the call just after 12am Sunday, to a location on Ben Jean Drive in Junction City.


Upon arrival, investigators located multiple shell casings in the drive way, and a single bullet hole in the victim’s vehicle.


The suspect was later identified as 27 year old Logan James Douglas Dyer, of Junction City, who had fled the scene.


During the investigation it appeared all shots fired were into the ground and at the vehicle. The victim suffered no injuries and a warrant was filed for Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree.


On Monday, deputies located Dyer on Harberson Lane in Boyle County.


He was taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Boyle County Jail.


Deputy Cook investigating.

 



RECENT ARRESTS

 

  • Patricia A Reid-Owens, 54 of Liberty, arrested for trafficking meth over 2 grams 1st degree & 2 counts persistent felony offender 1st.
  • Matthew S Hafley, 30 of Junction City, arrested for possession of meth 1st degree/3rd or greater offense, drug paraphernalia, & DUI.

Lodged in the Casey County Jail.

 

  • Jared T Dickerson, 34 of Sandy Hook, arrested by Officer Sims with Somerset PD for failure to appear, fleeing/evading police 2nd degree – on foot, identity theft, drug paraphernalia, trafficking in meth over 2 grams 1st degree, & failure to appear.
  • Yvonne N Roy-Ryan, 41 of Somerset, arrested by Deputy Hudson with Pulaski Co SO for trafficking in meth over 2 grams 1st degree, drug paraphernalia, & possession of handgun by convicted felon.

Lodged in the Pulaski County Jail.

 

  • Nicholas R Thomas, 36, arrested for obtaining controlled substance by fraudulent statement/forgery & possession of drug unspecified 1st degree.
  • Henry M Baker, 55, arrested for trafficking in heroin 2nd or greater offense, trafficking in carfentanil/fentanyl derivatives 2nd offense, trafficking in meth over 2 grams 1st degree, & wanton endangerment 1st degree.

Lodged in the Boyle County Jail.

 

We remind our listeners all suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.


CALL OF SUSPICIOUS PERSON LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

 

A Liberty man arrested on drug charges after a report of a suspicious person asleep in a car.


Deputy Shoenbachler, with Casey County Sheriff's Office, responded to the call shortly after 7:30pm Friday evening, about six miles east of Liberty, at 683 Singleton Drive.


The property owner stated he did not know the man and wanted him checked out.


Upon arrival, the Deputy made contact with 20 year old Raymond G. Duncan, of 1688 School House Rd., Liberty, who was asleep in the driver's seat of the vehicle. When asked why he was at the property, Mr. Duncan stated he didn't know how he got to there.


Dispatch advised he had an active parole warrant. He was also in possession of a clear glass pipe with meth residue.


Duncan was lodged in the Casey County Jail on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine-1st Degree/3rd or greater Offense. He was also served with the outstanding warrant.
 

Deputies Luttrell and Goodpaster assisted.

 


MAN OPERATING ATV IN THE ROADWAY NOW FACING METH CHARGES

 

A Liberty man was arrested on drug charges Wednesday.


Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle says he and Deputy Robin Lynn responded to the report of a disturbance just after Noon Wednesday about 10 miles south of Liberty on Contown Rd. While at the residence, Sheriff Weddle noticed a man riding an ATV in the roadway, and made contact with 33 year old William Salyers, of 1088 Rouse Branch Rd., Liberty.


Consent to search was given, resulting in the discovery of a pill bottle with Mr. Salyers name on it, found in his right front pants pocket. Inside the bottle was a baggie of suspected Methamphetamine, and a paper wrapped up with possible Heroin inside.


Salyers stated both drugs were Meth.


He was lodged in the Casey County Jail on charges of Possession of Methaphetamine-1st Degree/2nd Offense, & Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (Unspecified).