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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

Sheriff’s deputies involved in two wrecks over four days

No one was seriously injured in this wreck Saturday afternoon involving a Whitley County Sheriff’s Department police cruiser. Tuesday afternoon, there was another crash involving a different sheriff’s deputy. For the second time in four days, a Whitley Coun...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017

Friday morning crash sends four people to hospital

A Friday morning accident north of Williamsburg sent four people to the hospital, including two young children, but police say the wreck likely would have been a lot worse if everyone hadn’t been properly restrained in their vehicles. The crash happened about 9:38 a.m. near the...
Posted On 05 May 2017

Stolen car pulled from Laurel Lake Tuesday morning

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies are still working to determine how and why a car was rolled off of High Top boat ramp into Laurel Lake Tuesday morning. Deputies and Woodbine Search and Rescue were called to the scene off of U.S. 25W about 11 a.m. after a witness saw the car...

Two remained jailed after police pursuit

A Williamsburg man remains in jail in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond after allegedly leading police on a vehicle pursuit in a stolen car last week that he allegedly drove onto a sidewalk where he nearly hit a pedestrian, according to police. “This was the wildest vehicle pursu...
Posted On 03 May 2017

Motorist assist leads to meth trafficking arrest

A motorist assist last week lead a Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy to arrest two people on drug related charges, including one man for drug trafficking. Deputy Jonas Saunders charged the driver, Eric M. McKiddy, 32, of Williamsburg, with first-degree trafficking methamphetamine...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017

Sheriff’s deputies help rescue woman from vehicle stuck in flood waters

A Whitley County woman had to be rescued Wednesday morning after her vehicle got stuck in waist deep water on Highway 11. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses that Monica Manning didn’t realize that water was over the roadway when she drove into it about 8:30...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017