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Police: Gray man under the influence when he hit railroad crossing pole, fled scene

Kentucky State Police say a Gray man was under the influence of drugs when he drove his father’s vehicle into a railroad crossing pole and a short distance along the tracks Friday night (Feb. 21) in Knox County after which, he fled the scene. Samuel Aaron Owens, 45, was arrested...

Vehicle pursuit through two counties ends in Corbin

A Michigan man was allegedly driving under the influence, and without a license, when he led police on a high-speed chase through Laurel and Whitley Counties Friday morning. Kenaree Estes, 21, of Jackson, Michigan is facing charges of speeding – 25 mph over the limit, ...

Three people airlifted from scene of Sunday crash in Keavy

Five people were taken to the hospital, including three by air, following a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Keavy. Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, stated the crash occurred at the intersection of Ky. 312 and Level...

Keavy man arrested after deputy finds him passed out in running vehicle

A Keavy man was arrested Thursday morning after he was found passed out in a running vehicle with several needles in his lap. Micah Hammack, 31, was arrested following an investigation by Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies into a complaint of a suspicious vehicle at Flatwoods boat...

Suspected shoplifters lead Laurel deputies on high-speed chase Thursday

What began as a shoplifting incident at the Corbin Walmart Thursday, ended with a high-speed chase on West Cumberland Gap Pkwy. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested James Ray Jent, 42, and Justin C. Jent, 19, both of East Bernstadt. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s...

Police use spike strips to end chase through southern Laurel County

A Corbin man is facing multiple charges, including DUI, after leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit through southern Laurel County early Sunday morning that ended when he ran over a set of spike strips. Matthew Bryce Kolvek, 33, was arrested in connection with the...

Traffic stop on suspected reckless driver leads to DUI arrest

What began as a traffic stop for a suspected reckless driver Friday night in north Corbin, ended with the driver charged with DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Dakota Anthony Middleton, 21, of Barbourville following the traffic...

Corbin man pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of wife

A Corbin man pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter, assault and DUI charges in connection with a fatal crash in 2018 in exchange for a recommended 13-year prison sentence. Joshua Allen Stopher, 38, appeared in Laurel Circuit Court Monday for what was scheduled to be the final...

Knox deputy responding to suspicious vehicle complaint finds intoxicated man in stolen truck

A suspicious vehicle complaint in the parking lot of a Corbin church last week led to the recovery of a truck reported stolen out of Laurel County and the arrest of a Tennessee man wanted on an escape charge out of Louisville. Knox County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the...

Police: Corbin man was intoxicated when caught speeding, parking in handicapped zone

A Corbin man is facing numerous traffic related charges that began when a Kentucky State Police trooper clocked him driving at 77 mph in a 55 mph zone and ended when the trooper determined he was driving under the influence when he parked in a handicapped zone. Rex Allen Fox, 40,...