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Tristan Hall arrested for shoplifting, but denies allegations

Tristan Hall A local man, who previously had charges related to criminal solicitation to commit murder, making a fraudulent insurance claim and intimidating a participant in the legal process all dismissed, and who unsuccessfully tried to sue the prosecutors and several others...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017

Driver flees scene after Thursday afternoon crash

Williamsburg police say a local man caused a three-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon before fleeing the scene of the accident on foot. Deputy Chief Jason Caddell said that a white Nissan pick-up truck was traveling north along US25W when the accident happened just past...
Posted On 17 Aug 2017

Excessive speed, alcohol suspected factors in fatal crash Tuesday

Excessive speed and alcohol use are suspected factors in a crash late last Tuesday evening that killed a Williamsburg man. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird said that the single-vehicle crash happened about 10 p.m. on Aug. 15 along US25W at Exit 15. “It was a massive impact....
Posted On 17 Aug 2017

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. You need to login to view...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017

Randle charged with leading police on 15-mile plus chase

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 Williamsburg Police...
Posted On 18 Jul 2017

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

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 petition at a residence on Luther Collins...
Posted On 13 Jul 2017

Update: Mullis apprehended in Tennessee

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...
Posted On 05 Jul 2017

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...
Posted On 05 Jul 2017

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

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 was the third time this year that the child has been found...
Posted On 18 May 2017

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 pursu...
Posted On 03 May 2017