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Helton arraigned in federal court, trial set to begin July 27

A Corbin man accused of attempting to kidnap a three-year-old from his yard made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court on Monday. Ronnie L. Helton, 73, pleaded not guilty to the charge at his arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Judge Hanly A. Ingram. Ingram appointed...

Corbin man accused of attempting to kidnap child indicted in federal court

The case against a Corbin man, who is accused of attempting to kidnap a three-year-old and then trying to buy the child from its grandparents, will be moving to federal court. A federal grand jury returned an indictment against Ronnie L. Helton, 73, on Thursday. According to the...

Whitley County man gets 40 months for cyberstalking federal witness, making false statement to federal agent

A Whitley County man, who pleaded guilty in February to federal charges of cyberstalking a witness in an ATF investigation, and making false statements to a federal agent, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison. Kenneth Andrew Dodd, 28, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge...

Federal prosecutors seeking death penalty against Daniel Nantz

Nine months after prosecutors began the process, U.S. attorneys filed paperwork declaring their intention to seek the death penalty again Daniel S. Nantz, who is accused of the 2019 kidnapping and murder of Geri D. Johnson that also resulted in the death of her unborn child....

South Carolina man pleads guilty to trafficking meth in Knox County

A South Carolina man arrested in Knox County after sheriff’s deputies located two pounds of marijuana, more than $8,000 in cash and a loaded handgun in his pickup truck pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking charges Tuesday. Joe Barlow Owens, 44, of Blacksburg, South...

Knox County man convicted of role in conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

A Knox County man was convicted Tuesday for his part in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Whitley, Knox and Laurel Counties. Charles W. Warfield, 51, of Artemis was one of 19 people named in federal indictment returned in a superseding indictment returned on March 21....

Man indicted for possession with intent to distribute meth in Corbin

A Louisville man has been indicted in U.S. District Court in London for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams of more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine in Whitley County. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019

Corbin man accused of contracting out murders attempting to have evidence thrown out

The federal trial of a Corbin man accused of attempting to pay to have four people, including Commonwealth’s Attorney Allen Trimble and Whitley County Attorney Bob Hammons, killed, is scheduled to begin Tuesday, but a judge must decide whether or not prosecutors may use phone...

Federal lawsuit filed by ex-UC football player against university has been settled

A federal court lawsuit against the University of the Cumberlands, which was filed last year by a former football player, who was allegedly assaulted in 2015 by another football player and an ex-football player, has been settled. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents...
Posted On 28 Dec 2017

Trial date set for Corbin man charged with contracting for murder of Whitley County prosecutors

A Sept. 19 trial has been scheduled in U.S. District Court in London for a Corbin man, who is charged in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme where two of the four would-be victims are Whitley County prosecutors. A court appointed attorney entered a not guilty plea for William...
Posted On 26 Jul 2017