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Motorist assist leads deputies to recovery of two stolen vehicles

What started out as an effort to assist a couple of possibly stranded motorists early Saturday morning on I-75, resulted in the arrest of two Knoxville residents, one of whom lied about his identity, on drug charges and the recovery of two stolen vehicles. About 2 a.m., Whitley...
Posted On 23 May 2018

Public’s help sought to locate Save-A-Lot store robbers

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance to find two men, who are wanted for recently robbing a southern Kentucky grocery store employee. About 11 p.m. on May 16, Deputy Jason Strunk responded to Save-A-Lot near the Kentucky-Tennessee state...
Posted On 23 May 2018

Rockholds man extricated, airlifted following Friday crash

A Rockholds man was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment of injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle wreck on New Zion Church Road Friday afternoon. Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies identified the man as Ralph Jones, 51. Jones was reportedly...

Deputy seeks medical treatment after exposure to drugs

A Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy had to seek medical aid early Tuesday evening after being exposed to what’s believed to be heroin and an unknown substance. On March 8, Deputy Brandon Prewitt responded to the rest area along I-75 after a concerned citizen called to report that a...
Posted On 11 May 2018

Update: Passenger in fatal ATV crash released from hospital

One brother was killed, and a second brother critically injured early Sunday morning after they left a party near Red Bird Road, and crashed on a four-wheeler a short distance away. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley pronounced Matthew White, 20, of Williamsburg, dead shortly...
Posted On 09 May 2018

Update: Fatal crash victim, passenger, had been to party shortly before crash; deputies arrest 10 after crash

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 10 adults in connection to a party early Sunday morning shortly after a Williamsburg man died during a four-wheeler crash, and the man’s brother was seriously injured. The crash killed Matthew White, 20, of Williamsburg. His brother,...
Posted On 07 May 2018

Sheriff’s deputies arrest 10 adults at party with alcohol, minors

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 10 adults early Sunday morning in connection to a party involving minors. Deputies Brian Hensley and Derek Eubanks responded to the end of Levi Lay Road where a party was underway, according to a Whitley County Sheriff’s Department...
Posted On 07 May 2018

W’burg man arrested for fleeing police in a vehicle, on foot

A local man is facing fleeing or evading charges after both a vehicle pursuit and a foot pursuit with police early Friday morning near Williamsburg. The incident happened about 1:30 a.m. Friday when Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Hensley was patrolling the Savoy area, and...
Posted On 07 May 2018

W’burg man killed in fatal ATV crash early Sunday morning

One brother was killed, and a second brother critically injured following an ATV crash early Sunday morning near Red Bird Road. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley pronounced Matthew White, 20, of Williamsburg, dead shortly after 4 a.m. from multiple injuries to the head and...
Posted On 06 May 2018

Woman arrested after toddler in her care was believed to have ingested drugs

A Williamsburg woman was found passed out in the road late Wednesday evening, and had a two-year-old child with her, who is believed to have ingested a drug, according to a Whitley County Sheriff’s Department release. Linda Carr, 50, of R.D. Rains Road, is charged with...
Posted On 04 May 2018