Grand jury indicts 12 people for engaging in organized crime

A Whitley County Grand Jury indicted 12 people Monday morning in connection with a pair of separate engaging in organized crime schemes that allegedly involved attempts to smuggle drugs into the Whitley County Detention Center over a four-month period.

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Randle charged with leading police on 15-mile plus chase

Charles Randle is accused of leading Williamsburg police on a chase early Monday morning. A Barbourville man allegedly led Williamsburg police on a more than 15-mile vehicle pursuit early Monday morning and then fled a short distance on foot before surrendering to Williamsburg police, according to this arrest citations. The incident began when [...]

Two arrested after police seize pair of guns, two marijuana plants

Whitley County Sheriff's deputies seized these guns and two marijuana plants during a Tuesday night investigation. Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies and Williamsburg police recovered two firearms and two marijuana plants while responding to a mental health petition last week. About 9 p.m. on July 11, Deputy Jonas Saunders responded to a mental health [...]

Update: Mullis apprehended in Tennessee

Johnny Mullis is wanted by area law enforcement agencies. Area Law enforcement is requesting assistance to locate Johnny E. Mullis Jr. "He is wanted on multiple warrants and he is considered armed and dangerous," Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird wrote in a release. Anyone with information is asked to call Whitley County Dispatch [...]

Seven accused of taking part in latest jail contraband ring

Would you injure yourself or let someone injure you just so you could get drugs?

According to Williamsburg police, this is what about half a dozen current or former Whitley County Detention Center inmates are accused of conspiring to do, but one inmate got hurt far worse than planned and almost died as a result of his injuries.

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W’burg mother arrested for endangering the welfare of a minor

Barbara Vanderpool is facing a charge of endangering the welfare of a minor after her four-year-old was found walking alone along US25W. A Williamsburg mother, whose four-year-old son was found wondering alone off US25W last Wednesday afternoon, was arrested for endangering the welfare of a minor. Williamsburg Police Detective Bobby Freeman said this [...]

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 pursuit I’ve been in since I started [...]

Lovitt charged with two felonies after alleged incident with gun

Roger Lovitt is charged with unlawful imprisonment following an alleged incident at his home. A Williamsburg man was charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor offense following an incident at his home Saturday afternoon that involved a gun. Williamsburg Police Sgt. Brandon White arrested Roger Dale Lovitt Jr., 48, of 506 Moore Road, [...]

W’burg man allegedly intoxicated when he struck deputy’s police cruiser, one other car

Williamsburg Police Sgt. Brandon White administers a field sobriety test to Roy Lawson Friday afternoon after Lawson sideswiped two vehicles, including a sheriff's department police cruiser. A Williamsburg man was allegedly driving while intoxicated when he sideswiped two cars Friday afternoon, including one Whitley County Sheriff’s Department police cruiser. Suffice it to say, [...]

Three-year-old banged up after being hit by car Thursday evening

If the driver had been going much faster, a three-year-old Williamsburg girl might not be alive after being hit by a vehicle Thursday evening on Cemetery Road. “I am glad the kid is OK. It could have been a whole lot worse,” said Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird. The accident happened about 7:43 p.m. when, [...]