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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...

Deputies arrest two people in Hwy. 6 area over two-day period

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people over six days time in the Highway 6 area of Whitley County on drug-related charges. On March 11, Sgt. Jonas Saunders was patrolling the area when he arrested Gary Allen Banning, 29, of Jamesville, North Carolina, on charges of...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019

Deputy arrests four for drug trafficking

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies recovered about 20 – 25 total grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, which is also known as “ice”, and arrested four people on drug trafficking charges late Thursday evening, who are still lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center in...
Posted On 06 Mar 2019

W’burg woman arrested on her birthday for Valentine’s Day stabbing

A Williamsburg woman was arrested on her birthday Wednesday morning for allegedly stabbing another woman at a local market on Valentine’s Day. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Prewitt served Leesha Sue Larsen, 46, with an arrest warrant on Feb. 27 at her home off Highway...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies arrest three on drug charges

A pair of unrelated traffic stops over a three-day period by Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies have lead to the arrest of three local residents on drug charges. On Feb. 21, Sgt. Jonas Saunders conducted a traffic stop on Highway 511. Saunders then arrested Noel W. Perkins Jr.,...
Posted On 27 Feb 2019

Update: Death investigation now classified as a homicide case

The death of a Williamsburg man, whose body was found inside a building near the Tennessee state line late Monday morning, has now been ruled a homicide. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley pronounced Billy Ray Lawson, 45, dead at 12:22 p.m. Monday from multiple sharp force...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019

Victim identified in Monday death investigation

A Williamsburg man, who was found dead inside a building only a few hundred yards from the Tennessee state line, has been identified but so far police are releasing few other details about the case. The victim has officially been identified as Billy Ray Lawson, 45, of...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019

WHS senior in ICU after Sunday crash

A Williamsburg High School senior is in the intensive care unit at the University of Tennessee Medical Center following a single vehicle wreck Sunday morning near Exit 15. “He is very lucky that he survived it,” noted Goldbug Volunteer Fire Department Chief Brandon Woods, whose...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019

Pastor to church vandal: ‘God still loves him’

A Williamsburg man allegedly broke into a church early Sunday morning, destroyed several items inside, engaged in a standoff with police, falsely told police that he had been stabbed and shot, and resisted arrest once police entered the building. You need to login to view the...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019