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Federal child pornography trial of Corbin man continued until August

The federal trial of a Corbin man facing rape and child pornography charges involving a 15-year-old girl that had been scheduled to begin June 9 has been continued pending the outcome of a competency hearing. A motion was filed in U.S. District Court in London last Wednesday on...

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...

Former Knox County Magistrate sentenced to 18 months for selling controlled substances

A Flat Lick man, Jerry Cox, 70, was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday, to 18 months in prison, by U.S. District Judge Claria Horn Boom for distributing hydrocodone and oxycodone pills. Cox previously admitted that, on two separate occasions in April 2018, he sold oxycodone...
Posted On 05 Mar 2020
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Rockholds man, East Bernstadt man get nearly 20 years for kidnapping

A federal judge has sentenced two men from Whitley and Laurel counties to nearly 20 years in prison in connection to an area kidnapping case. On Tuesday in U.S. District Court in London, Judge Claria Horn Boom, sentenced Gene Jones II, 40, of East Bernstadt, to 235 months in...
Posted On 19 Feb 2020

Federal grand jury returns child pornography indictment against Corbin man

A Corbin man indicted previously indicted in Whitley County on rape and child pornography charges involving a 15-year-old girl, has been indicted in federal court in connection with the child pornography. A federal grand jury returned the indictment Thursday against Amos...

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....

Third person named in federal conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone, Oxymorphone identified as Williamsburg man

The third man named in a federal indictment charging a conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone and Oxymorphone in Whitley, Knox, Laurel and Rockcastle Counties, has been identified as a Williamsburg resident. Fifty-four-year-old Gary L. Cupp’s name was initially redacted from the...

Local men face federal charges for drug dealing

Two local men are among three individuals named in a federal indictment charging a conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone and Oxymorphone in Whitley, Knox, Laurel and Rockcastle Counties. Albert D. Davis, 62, of Gray, and Logan Ray Towery, 72, of London are each charged with...

Former Knox County magistrate pleads guilty to selling pain pills

A former Knox County magistrate has plead guilty to selling pills while he ran for reelection in Spring 2018. Jerry “Rabbit” Cox, 70 of Flat Lick, was the incumbent third district magistrate in April 2018 when he sold oxycodone and hydrocodone pills to an informant. Those...

W’burg woman must pay $6K in restitution for fire that damaged Daniel Boone National Forest

The Williamsburg woman convicted of starting a brush fire that spread into the Daniel Boone National Forest in March won’t go to jail, and won’t have to pay a fine, but a federal magistrate judge has ordered her to pay more than $6,000 in restitution to the U.S. Forest Service...