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Williamsburg man charged with first-degree assault

A Williamsburg man admitted to stabbing another man in the neck with a pocket knife Thursday night, but told Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies it was self-defense. Matthew N. Goins, 31, is facing one count of first-degree assault in connection with the incident on Chester Goins...

Two airlifted following Monday motorcycle crash on I-75

Two people were airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center following a motorcycle wreck on Interstate 75 south of Williamsburg Monday night. Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy Joe Prewitt said the single-vehicle wreck occurred at approximately 10 p.m. near the nine-mile...

Williamsburg man charged with second-degree assault

A Williamsburg man has been charged with second-degree assault in connection with a fight Wednesday night at a residence on Rocky Point School Road, off of Ky. 478. Samuel C. West, 41, was arrested after Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the location in response to...

Corbin man who led police on two-high speed chases admits he smoked meth

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies say a Corbin man, who led law enforcement on one high-speed chase that began on Cumberland Falls Hwy., and then a second chase that ended on Paris Karr Road in Laurel County early Wednesday morning, admitted to smoking methamphetamine prior to...

Corbin man charged with assaulting deputy

A Corbin man has been charged with assaulting Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies with a communicable bodily fluid during a physical altercation following a traffic stop early Friday morning. Deputy Chad Estep wrote in the arrest citation that deputies found blood residue from...

W’burg woman charged with abuse/neglect of an adult

A Williamsburg woman is behind bars in the Whitley County Detention Center in connection with the alleged abuse of an elderly relative. About 2:30 p.m. on April 4, Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Prewitt arrested Melissa L. Tuttle, 52, of Williamsburg, charging her with...
Posted On 12 Apr 2020

Neighbors’ request for extra patrols leads to arrests for trafficking LSD, marijuana

A request for extra patrols in an area off of Bacon Creek Road in Corbin resulted in Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies arresting two people on drug trafficking charges involving LSD and marijuana last Thursday morning. Christian R. Madison, 19, and Caleb Smiley, 20, both of...

Local agencies work together on successful weekend water rescue

A Facebook post made by Whitley County Constable Ron “Bubba” Bowling Saturday night said the following: Boats were deployed in Laurel County by London/Laurel Rescue with West Knox Rescue, and in Whitley County by the Whitley Constables’ Office after a call for help was made by...

‘Golden Alert’ issued for missing Rockholds teen

Law enforcement and emergency personnel in Whitley County are searching the Rockholds community for a runaway teen girl. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said the 16-year-old was last seen at her home on Underwood Cemetery Road, off of Ky. 26, at...

Whitley County first responders get share of previously hoarded goods

First responders in Whitley and Laurel counties received some much-needed free medical supplies Friday in the form of items, such as hand sanitizer, medical masks, gloves, thermometers, goggles and disinfectant wipes. The items were indirectly courtesy of a pair of Tennessee...
Posted On 26 Mar 2020