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Sheriff’s department sued over 2017 wreck

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is being sued in connection with a 2017 traffic accident. Mary Moyer filed suit in Whitley Circuit Court on April 3 against the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department and Deputy Joseph W. Prewitt in connection with the June 30, 2017 crash,...
Posted On 17 Apr 2019

Deputy arrests man for drug possession

A Williamsburg man is free on bond after a Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy arrested him on April 11 on a drug possession charge. Deputy Chad Foley arrested Kim V. Carr, 47, at 151 Carr Road, and charged him with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine),...
Posted On 16 Apr 2019

Sheriff’s deputies recover stolen car, 4-wheeler in separate cases

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department recently recovered a stolen ATV from Bell County and a stolen car from Georgia in separate cases, according to news releases. On April 4, Deputy Brandon Prewitt recovered a 2011 Honda ATV that was entered as stolen, and located the vehicle...
Posted On 10 Apr 2019

Whitley Co. Sheriff’s Deputy recovers stolen car

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department recently recovered a stolen vehicle from Georgia, according to a news release. On March 26, Deputy John Hill recovered the stolen Toyota Camry on Whetstone Road. The Rossville Police Department had entered it as stolen. The sheriff’s...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019

Sheriff’s deputies make two drug arrests

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department recently arrested two people on drug-related charges over a four-day period. On March 20, Deputy Chad Foley arrested Melissa Marie Ingram, 44, of Rockholds, on Mountain Lane and charged her with first-degree trafficking in a controlled...
Posted On 27 Mar 2019

Police: Woodbine man lifted dress to expose self to passing motorists

A Woodbine man who was allegedly lifting the dress he was wearing to expose himself to motorists on Ky. 1064, early Wednesday morning, found himself in custody after one of the drivers turned out to be a state trooper. Richard E. Owens, 18, was arrested at approximately 2 a.m. on...

Deputies arrest two people in Hwy. 6 area over two-day period

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people over six days time in the Highway 6 area of Whitley County on drug-related charges. On March 11, Sgt. Jonas Saunders was patrolling the area when he arrested Gary Allen Banning, 29, of Jamesville, North Carolina, on charges of...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019

Deputy arrests four for drug trafficking

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies recovered about 20 – 25 total grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, which is also known as “ice”, and arrested four people on drug trafficking charges late Thursday evening, who are still lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center in...
Posted On 06 Mar 2019

W’burg woman arrested on her birthday for Valentine’s Day stabbing

A Williamsburg woman was arrested on her birthday Wednesday morning for allegedly stabbing another woman at a local market on Valentine’s Day. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Prewitt served Leesha Sue Larsen, 46, with an arrest warrant on Feb. 27 at her home off Highway...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies arrest three on drug charges

A pair of unrelated traffic stops over a three-day period by Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies have lead to the arrest of three local residents on drug charges. On Feb. 21, Sgt. Jonas Saunders conducted a traffic stop on Highway 511. Saunders then arrested Noel W. Perkins Jr.,...
Posted On 27 Feb 2019