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‘No one deserves to suffer at the hands of these two again,’ mother tells judge

“No one deserves to suffer at the hands of these two again,” Michelle Marlow’s mother, Anna Rigney, told Whitley Circuit Judge Paul Winchester Tuesday afternoon during the sentencing hearing for her daughter’s two killers. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please...
Posted On 23 Jan 2020

Keavy man facing rape, sodomy, impersonating a peace officer charges

A Keavy man has been charged with rape, sodomy, unlawful imprisonment and impersonating a peace officer in connection with a Sept. 4 sexual assault incident in Laurel County. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Walter Earl Darling, 46, Monday night. “The suspect has been...

Lowe-Mattie Trial Day 3: Lowe takes stand in his own defense

On July 23, 2017, then Kentucky State Police Sgt. Tony Dingess followed a trial of blood and drag marks from a gravel road through Chris Lowe and Lori Mattie’s yard up to the backdoor of their Old Mud Creek Road home. Dingess saw more blood in the kitchen floor and then in the...
Posted On 21 Nov 2019

Jurors hear Mattie’s statement to police after body was found in her home

About six hours after police found Michelle Marlow’s dead body inside the home that Lori Mattie shared with Chris Lowe on July 23, 2017, Mattie gave Kentucky State Police a nearly 50-minute sometimes rambling statement about what lead up to Marlow’s death. She offered few details...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019

Duo on trial for 2017 killing

Police found the victim dead, beaten and bloody in one of the defendants’ bedrooms nearly two years ago, and the two defendants unconscious in the master bedroom and master bathroom covered in blood. Now prosecutors are asking a six-woman, eight man jury to convict the defendants...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019

Corbin man facing assault, unlawful imprisonment charges

A Corbin man is facing assault and unlawful imprisonment charges after a woman showed up at the Corbin Walmart asking for help Wednesday afternoon. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Elmo Carroll, 35, following an investigation that began when the female subject stated...

Couple found with dead body in their home, turn down plea offers, opt for jury trial

A southern Whitley County couple, who were found with a dead body in their bedroom and blood on them more than two years ago, has turned down plea deals offered to them by the prosecution and are instead opting for a jury trial, which is scheduled to start in mid-November. Chris...
Posted On 31 Oct 2019

W’burg police focus on drug trafficking at local motels

A Tennessee man, who allegedly ran from police while handcuffed, was arrested at a Williamsburg motel early Tuesday morning on charges ranging from escape to unlawful imprisonment. Williamsburg Police Officer Justin Taylor arrested Jason C. Johnson, 36, of Athens, about 3:41 a.m....
Posted On 18 Oct 2019

Nov. 19 trial date set for couple accused of murder

A southern Whitley County couple, who have been in jail since July 24, 2017, accused of beating a woman to death, are scheduled to stand trial this fall after apparently both rejected plea deals. Chris James Lowe, 40, and Lori Mattie, 39, are charged with murder and first-degree...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019

Corbin man indicted in connection with April high-speed chase

A Corbin man arrested in April after he allegedly led police on a high-speed chase across the back roads through Gray, Lily and Corbin, while holding a woman against her will was indicted Friday in Knox County. Joshua K. Grigsby, 29, is facing charges of first-degree unlawful...