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High speed chase through two counties ends with crash

A nearly 15-mile high-speed pursuit early Thursday morning that involved four law enforcement agencies ended with a crash and the arrest of a Corbin man. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Estep charged Bret A. Hatfield, 40, with nine counts of first-degree wanton endangerment...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019

UNITE helping Whitley Co. Sheriff with funding to start DARE program

Funding to help start a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program for the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, and a new local clinic to treat people diagnosed with Hepatitis C were two of the topics discussed during the Whitley County UNITE Coalition’s quarterly...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019

Deputies recover truck reportedly stolen from Georgia

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department recovered a stolen truck out of Georgia Sunday morning, and arrested one person in connection with the case. Deputy Joe Prewitt arrested Patricia Wichman, 51, of Loyall, charging her with receiving stolen property under $10,000,...
Posted On 24 Apr 2019

Whitley Co. Sheriff reports March activity

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department has reported its activity for the month of March. During March, deputies answered 1,320 complaints and opened or closed 55 cases. In addition, deputies investigated 35 vehicle collisions and made 131 criminal arrests.
Posted On 24 Apr 2019

Sheriff’s department sued over 2017 wreck

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is being sued in connection with a 2017 traffic accident. Mary Moyer filed suit in Whitley Circuit Court on April 3 against the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department and Deputy Joseph W. Prewitt in connection with the June 30, 2017 crash,...
Posted On 17 Apr 2019

Deputy arrests man for drug possession

A Williamsburg man is free on bond after a Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy arrested him on April 11 on a drug possession charge. Deputy Chad Foley arrested Kim V. Carr, 47, at 151 Carr Road, and charged him with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine),...
Posted On 16 Apr 2019

Sheriff’s deputies recover stolen car, 4-wheeler in separate cases

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department recently recovered a stolen ATV from Bell County and a stolen car from Georgia in separate cases, according to news releases. On April 4, Deputy Brandon Prewitt recovered a 2011 Honda ATV that was entered as stolen, and located the vehicle...
Posted On 10 Apr 2019

Whitley Co. Sheriff’s Deputy recovers stolen car

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department recently recovered a stolen vehicle from Georgia, according to a news release. On March 26, Deputy John Hill recovered the stolen Toyota Camry on Whetstone Road. The Rossville Police Department had entered it as stolen. The sheriff’s...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019

Sheriff’s deputies make two drug arrests

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department recently arrested two people on drug-related charges over a four-day period. On March 20, Deputy Chad Foley arrested Melissa Marie Ingram, 44, of Rockholds, on Mountain Lane and charged her with first-degree trafficking in a controlled...
Posted On 27 Mar 2019

Police: Woodbine man lifted dress to expose self to passing motorists

A Woodbine man who was allegedly lifting the dress he was wearing to expose himself to motorists on Ky. 1064, early Wednesday morning, found himself in custody after one of the drivers turned out to be a state trooper. Richard E. Owens, 18, was arrested at approximately 2 a.m. on...