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Lily duo charged with child abuse

A Lily duo was arrested Thursday night on child abuse charges after Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies found methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia inside the residence. Michael Hodge, 43, and Charlie Flores, 29, were each charged with first-degree criminal abuse,...

Keavy man arrested after deputy finds him passed out in running vehicle

A Keavy man was arrested Thursday morning after he was found passed out in a running vehicle with several needles in his lap. Micah Hammack, 31, was arrested following an investigation by Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies into a complaint of a suspicious vehicle at Flatwoods boat...

Corbin woman charged in connection with stolen riding mower

A Corbin woman was arrested Friday morning in connection with a riding lawnmower stolen from a north Corbin business. Kayla H. Grigsby, 25, was arrested off Northland Drive, off of Byrley Road, near the location where the stolen mower was located. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the...

Suspected shoplifters lead Laurel deputies on high-speed chase Thursday

What began as a shoplifting incident at the Corbin Walmart Thursday, ended with a high-speed chase on West Cumberland Gap Pkwy. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested James Ray Jent, 42, and Justin C. Jent, 19, both of East Bernstadt. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s...

Corbin man charged with rape, sexual abuse

A Corbin man was arrested Wednesday night on rape and sexual abuse charges. David Lee Mayes, 27, was charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse stemming from the alleged incident Wednesday afternoon. Laurel County Sheriff’s Detective Chris Edwards is leading the...

Two men arrested following vehicle, foot pursuits in north Corbin

Two men were arrested Friday night following a high-speed vehicle pursuit and foot chase in north Corbin. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael Browning, 44, of Lily, and William Jones, 19, of Corbin. Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer,...

Tennessee man charged with shoplifting pellet rifle at Corbin Walmart

A Tennessee man was arrested Saturday night after loss prevention at Corbin Walmart detained him as he attempted to leave the store with a stolen pellet rifle. Bobby J. Johnson, 38, of Jellico, is facing one count of theft by unlawful taking – shoplifting – of the value under...

Police use spike strips to end chase through southern Laurel County

A Corbin man is facing multiple charges, including DUI, after leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit through southern Laurel County early Sunday morning that ended when he ran over a set of spike strips. Matthew Bryce Kolvek, 33, was arrested in connection with the...

Traffic stop on suspected reckless driver leads to DUI arrest

What began as a traffic stop for a suspected reckless driver Friday night in north Corbin, ended with the driver charged with DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Dakota Anthony Middleton, 21, of Barbourville following the traffic...

Laurel Co. deputies arrest Corbin man wanted on multiple Whitley Co. warrants

A Corbin man was one of two people wanted on outstanding warrants who were arrested Tuesday afternoon in Laurel County. Bryan K. Surgener, 38, of Corbin, and David Smith, 44, of East Bernstadt were arrested following the traffic stop at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Ky. 1376 in...