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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? You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 02 Aug 2017

Deputies seize 18 marijuana plants 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 have been made yet, but police do have a suspect in the case. The tallest of the...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017

W’burg man suffers minor injuries during Tuesday wreck

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 of the road, said Whitley County Sheriff’s Sgt. Todd...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017

Pineville man arrested for leading deputy on vehicle, 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 patrolling in the Canadatown community when he observed a red Ford allegedly...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017

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...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017

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

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 petition at a residence on Luther Collins...
Posted On 13 Jul 2017

Deputy recovers stolen gun, suspected meth

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 in the Rockholds community to assist two...
Posted On 10 Jul 2017

Deputy jailers find suspected ‘ice’ in body cavity

A late evening traffic stop resulted in the arrest of three people, two of who were charged with drug trafficking. About 9 p.m. on June 20, Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonas Saunders was patrolling in the Highway 92E and Louden Road area in response to complaints that the...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017

Stolen truck recovered with ‘Drive It Like You Stole It!!!’ written on steering wheel

A complaint about a possibly intoxicated person recently lead Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies to the arrest of four people and the recovery of a stolen pick-up truck with the words, “Drive It Like You Stole It!!!” written on the steering wheel. It all happened about 4:30 p.m....
Posted On 23 Jun 2017

Police: Crash driver ‘very lucky to be alive’

Emergency officials say a man is lucky to be alive after flipping a car onto its side and knocking down a small tree that came to rest against the vehicle late Saturday afternoon. Shortly before 5 p.m., a single vehicle crash involving a Honda Prelude occurred on Chestnut Road...
Posted On 17 Jun 2017