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Police warn of local phone scam

Kentucky State Police and the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department are warning people to be aware about recent reports of a scam/fraud that targets victims by phone and unlawfully tries to access their bank accounts. Victims are reporting that they were contacted by an...
Posted On 25 Jan 2017

Grubb was out on bond when arrested for passing counterfeit bills

A Williamsburg man had only been out of jail for 11 days on bond in another case when he allegedly passed counterfeit bills at multiple businesses on Jan. 19. Williamsburg Police Officer David Rowe arrested Donnie Eric Grubb, 35, of 6495 North US25W, about 4:48 p.m. Thursday...
Posted On 25 Jan 2017

Sheriff’s department seeks public’s help to identify this man

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help to identify the man pictured at right, who may be connected to a vehicle taken from a Woodbine market recently, according to a sheriff’s department release. The sheriff’s department is investigating the theft...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017

Update: Courtney Taylor charged with three counts of murder-domestic violence

A Williamsburg woman, who allegedly shot and killed her husband and her two children Friday before being shot twice by a Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy, has been charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder. Saturday morning, Kentucky State Police Detective...
Posted On 14 Jan 2017

W’burg man jumps out bathroom window fleeing deputies

A Williamsburg man allegedly locked himself in a bathroom and jumped out a window in an effort to flee Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies late Tuesday evening. About 10:30 p.m., K-9 Deputy Brian Hensley and Deputy Jonas Saunders responded to 206 Henry Barton Road to serve Ryan P....
Posted On 11 Jan 2017

Deputies arrest suspected car thief, victim

A Williamsburg man, who allegedly stole a car, and the man, who he allegedly took the car from, were both arrested following a sheriff’s department investigation early Sunday morning. About 1:30 a.m., Whitley County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Deputy Brian Hensley...
Posted On 11 Jan 2017

W’burg Plastics reports employee for drug trafficking

A Williamsburg Plastics employee is behind bars for allegedly selling or offering to sell drugs to his co-workers. John E. Combs, 49, of Williamsburg, pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Thursday afternoon to a charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled...
Posted On 04 Jan 2017

Johnson arrested after New Year’s Eve pursuit

A New Year’s Eve vehicle pursuit resulted in a trip to jail for a Williamsburg man. About 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, Whitley County. E911 received a complaint from a Hamblin Road residence that a man was outside the home refusing to leave and claiming to be in possession of a...
Posted On 04 Jan 2017

Complaint about wrecked truck leads to DUI arrest

A complaint about a wrecked truck in a ditch has resulted in the arrest of two Whitley County residents. About 6:50 p.m. on Dec. 28, Whitley County E911 received a complaint that a white Ford pickup truck had wrecked into a ditch along Lot Mud Creek Road. While Whitley County...
Posted On 04 Jan 2017

W’burg caregiver arrested for abuse/neglect

A Williamsburg caregiver is behind bars in the Whitley County Detention Center for allegedly taking and using the pain medication of her patient. Whitley County Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy Brian Hensley arrested Jessie Collins, 59, of 3662 Craig Road, about 9:54 p.m. on Dec. 28...
Posted On 29 Dec 2016