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Escaped jail inmate captured Thursday hiding under a trailer

A Whitley County Detention Center inmate, who walked away from a work release detail on June 6, was captured Thursday morning hiding under a trailer in eastern Whitley County. Whitley County Sheriff Todd Shelley said that Jeremy Lynn, 26, of Williamsburg, was captured shortly...
Posted On 19 Sep 2019

Officers searching for Whitley County inmate who escaped from work detail

UPDATE: Inmate identified as Williamsburg man. Whitley County Jailer Brian Lawson has identified the inmate who ran off from a work release detail as Jeremy Lynn, 26, of Williamsburg. Lynn was part of a crew picking up trash on Ky. 1804 when he fled at approximately 3:10 p.m....

Williamsburg woman, sent to Whitley Co. Jail three times within 24 hours

They say the third time is a charm, but following her third arrest and ride to the Whitley County Detention Center within a 24-hour period, a Williamsburg woman facing misdemeanor charges is being held on a $1,000 cash bond pending her next court appearance in August. You need to...

Corbin woman accused of biting security guard one week after spitting on deputy

A Corbin woman, who pleaded guilty in Knox County last week to assaulting a sheriff’s deputy by spitting in his face, is now facing an assault charge in Whitley County for allegedly biting and punching a security officer at Baptist Health Corbin. You need to login to view the...

Keavy man facing rape charge

A Keavy man who was already incarcerated in Whitley County was served with an arrest warrant Friday charging him with the statutory rape of an underage child. Kenneth W. Rose, 36, is facing one count of second-degree rape – no force, following an investigation by Laurel County...

Jail staff find marijuana in Corbin woman’s underwear

A Corbin woman was found to have marijuana hidden in her underwear as she was being booked into the Whitley County Detention Center Wednesday. Vanessa Adams, 32, was arrested on charges of public intoxication, possession of marijuana and promoting contraband after police received...

Sutton gets 30 years for attempting to contract murders at WCDC

A Corbin man will serve 30 years in prison for four counts of interstate murder-for-hire and one count of possession of firearm(s) by a convicted felon. William Timothy Sutton, 55, was sentenced to 360 months of incarceration on Wednesday after he attempted to hire a fellow...

Four out of eight defendants in jail contraband case enter pleas

Eight defendants were scheduled to stand trial Monday morning in connection with an alleged conspiracy to smuggle drugs into the Whitley County Detention Center in 2016, but instead four of them entered plea agreements, and three others were held in contempt of court for failing...
Posted On 16 May 2018

Two of six defendants in jail contraband ring plead

Two of six defendants involved in an alleged conspiracy to traffic drugs into the Whitley County Detention Center last year, pleaded guilty Tuesday morning. On July 17, 2017, a Whitley County Grand Jury indicted Janet L. Lawson, 71, and Woodrow Lawson Jr., 44, Vanessa Bargo, 34,...
Posted On 21 Mar 2018

Grand jury indicts 12 people for engaging in organized crime

A Whitley County Grand Jury indicted 12 people Monday morning in connection with a pair of separate engaging in organized crime schemes that allegedly involved attempts to smuggle drugs into the Whitley County Detention Center over a four-month period. You need to login to view...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017
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