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Pair of inmates charged with assaulting another inmate in judicial center holding cell

Two Whitley County Detention Center inmates are facing felony assault charges after allegedly assaulting another inmate Monday morning in a holding cell at the Whitley County Judicial Center. Whitley County Sheriff’s Capt. Brian Kirby charged Douglas B. Malone, 45, and his...
Posted On 06 Dec 2017

Deputies have few clues to go on in Falls Road assault case

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an alleged assault that happened Saturday evening on Cumberland Falls Highway. About 8:30 p.m. deputies learned that a woman, whose identity hasn’t been publicly released, drove herself to Baptist Health Corbin with injuries she...
Posted On 29 Nov 2017

Three arrested in connection with ‘weed wacker’ assault case

Three people are behind bars in connection with the assault of a man early Saturday morning that allegedly involved a weed wacker. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Did you know you can simply buy a $1 day pass if you want to see that story! No long time...
Posted On 29 Nov 2017

Deputy arrests brother, sister after domestic dispute turns violent

During the early morning hours Saturday, the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report about a domestic dispute that turned physical and arrested a brother and sister for allegedly assaulting each other. The two were arrested about 1:35 a.m. Saturday near the...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017

Deputy saves father, four-year-old stopped on I-75

A Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy is being credited with saving a Knoxville man and his four-year-old son after the man stopped his vehicle on I-75 early Sunday morning in the roadway without any vehicle lights on. The driver of the vehicle, Robert Cook, 28, pleaded not guilty...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017

Florida man, who shot at W’burg police during vehicle chase Tuesday, has lengthy criminal history, court record shows

A Florida man, who lead numerous local police officers on a high-speed chase and allegedly shot at a police vehicle before being shot and crashing Tuesday afternoon, has a lengthy criminal record and had his bond raised significantly during his arraignment Thursday in Whitley...
Posted On 16 Nov 2017

Update: Police warn of stranger trying to lure children in Emlyn, Williamsburg

Williamsburg police and Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for parents to be especially vigilant following four recent incidents when a stranger tried to lure a child into a vehicle. Three of the incidents happened in Emlyn, and a fourth was reported Friday in...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017

Stranger may be trying to lure children into a vehicle, sheriff warns

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is asking for parents to be especially vigilant following three recent incidents when a stranger tried to lure a child into a vehicle. As of Thursday, the sheriff’s department had received information regarding an incident where a man in a...
Posted On 10 Nov 2017

Update: Cumberland woman charged with driving drunk with a child in the vehicle

A Cumberland woman was allegedly driving while intoxicated with a mixed drink in a cup and an eight-year-old child in the front seat, last Tuesday evening, according to a Whitley County Sheriff’s Department release. On Nov. 7 about 7 p.m., Deputy Jonas Saunders responded to a...
Posted On 10 Nov 2017

W’burg man sparks wild chase Tuesday

A Williamsburg man, who Whitley County Judicial Center court security officers had detained for having outstanding arrest warrants against him Tuesday morning, racked up several additional charges after he sprinted out the front door and before being Tasered on the sidewalk...
Posted On 08 Nov 2017