Tennessee woman returned to Ky. to answer charge of animal torture

A Tennessee woman, who allegedly shot a dog during a 2015 burglary attempt in Whitley County, has been returned to Kentucky to answer her charges. On Aug. 9, Whitley County Sheriff’s Department Court Security Officer Donnie Witt Jr. transported Dena Brooke Baird, 28, of Duff, Tennessee, to the Whitley County Detention Center where she is [...]

Vehicles strike two homes in less than 10 hours, sheriff says

This car accidentally struck a house next to the Emlyn Post Office late Thursday afternoon. Less than 10 hours later, sheriff's deputies investigated an unconnected incident in Rockholds where a different vehicle intentionally struck a house. A Knoxville man has died from injuries sustained when his automobile struck a house in Emlyn on Aug. 3. [...]

Homeowner holds intruder at gunpoint until sheriff’s deputies arrive

Gabrielle Malay was held at gunpoint early Sunday morning after allegedly trying to break into a home, according to the Whitley County Sheriff's Department. A Bacon Creek Road homeowner held a female intruder at gunpoint until police arrived early Sunday morning. About 12:30 a.m., officers from the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department with the [...]

McElfresh admitted taking $11 from dead man’s wallet, Shelley testifies

Alishia McElfresh is accused of stealing $11 from a dead man’s wallet.

Does taking money out of a dead man’s wallet at the scene of a fatal crash constitute tampering with physical evidence?

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Deputies seize 18 marijuana plants Tuesday

Chief Deputy Tim Baker holds a garbage bag while Deputy Joe Prewitt loads up the 18 marijuana plants that deputies seized Tuesday. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Prewitt and Sgt. Jeff Anderson seized 18 marijuana plants at a location off Mustang Lane about 2 p.m. Tuesday while investigating an anonymous tip. No arrests [...]

W’burg man suffers minor injuries during Tuesday wreck

A Williamsburg man suffered minor injuries after his truck went in this ditch Tuesday morning on Cripple Creek Road. A Williamsburg man suffered minor injuries following a single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning. Shortly after 10:30 a.m., Glen Wilson, 59, was travelling south on Cripple Creek Road when another vehicle came over onto his side [...]

Pineville man arrested for leading deputy on vehicle, foot pursuit

Darrell Jones is accused of leading a Whitley County Sheriff's deputy on both a vehicle pursuit and a foot pursuit. A Pineville man is facing numerous charges after allegedly leading Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies on both a vehicle chase and a foot pursuit. About 5 p.m. on July 10, Deputy Jonas Saunders was [...]

Punishment undecided for bailiff who forgot prisoner in holding cell

Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell has implemented new procedures at the Whitley County Judicial Center to ensure that no prisoners are accidently left over night in the facility again, like the one last week. Harrell said there is now a physical form court security officers have to fill out checking off that no one is [...]

Two arrested after police seize pair of guns, two marijuana plants

Whitley County Sheriff's deputies seized these guns and two marijuana plants during a Tuesday night investigation. Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies and Williamsburg police recovered two firearms and two marijuana plants while responding to a mental health petition last week. About 9 p.m. on July 11, Deputy Jonas Saunders responded to a mental health [...]

Deputy recovers stolen gun, suspected meth

A sheriff's deputy recovered this gun, which was reported stolen, as part of a July 5 investigation. A Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy recently recovered a stolen pistol as part of an investigation with Kentucky Department of Probation and Parole officers. On July 5, Deputy Johnny Miller responded to a Henry Barton Road residence [...]