Knox County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Knox County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 234 Court Square, Barbourville, 40906 KY
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Knox County Sheriff's Office is located at 234 Court Square, Barbourville, 40906 KY. The Knox County Sheriff's Office phone number is (606) 546-3181.

Knox County Sheriff's Office News

Any arrests made by the Knox County Sheriff's Department are subject to publication on this page. While we neither condemn, nor condone, the acts that lead to any arrest, we stress that those taken into custody have the presumption of innocence. The opinions expressed on this page do not reflect the opinion of Sheriff Mike Smith or the Knox County Sheriff's Department. Any threats made will be taken seriously by this department. Thank you for following this page as we attempt to keep the public informed of the work we do on a daily basis. Please do not contact the department to remove a valid arrest report.

KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Thursday, November 1, 2018 On October 18, 2018 at approximately 11:15 am Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith received a call from the owner of Children’s Play Palace Daycare in Heidrick stating that some men had found a small child walking near the railroad tracks and brought it to the daycare. Deputy Claude Hudson was dispatched to the daycare. Deputy Hudson learned that three men saw the 3 year old child walking alone on Manchester Street near the railroad tracks wearing only underwear. Due to the child not being able to tell Deputy Hudson where he lived, a neighborhood canvass was initiated. While checking a near-by residence, Deputy Hudson knocked loudly on the front door and a window for several minutes, but received no response. When Deputy Hudson walked around to the rear of the residence, he observed the back door was open. Deputy Hudson observed a female asleep on the couch and after several attempts to awaken the female failed, Knox EMS was notified. Deputy Hudson was finally able to awaken the female before EMS arrived. Deputy Hudson also observed a tray containing a marijuana cigarette, a pipe used to smoke marijuana, and a pill crusher located near the passed out female. The female, Tessia Timmie Jordan age 20 of Barbourville, KY was identified as the mother of the child in question and she identified the father as Jacob Wilson. She was arrested and charged with Wanton Endangermebnt-2nd Degree, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The child was turned over to the Department of Social Services. On November, 1 2018 Knox County Deputy Claude Hudson arrested Jacob Wayne Wilson age 20 of Barbourville, KY charging him with Wanton Endangerment-2nd Degree, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Thursday November 1, 2018 On Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Knox County Deputies Claude Hudson and Sam Mullins were traveling on Burlwood Drive in Barbourville when they observed a man walking in the Roadside Baptist Church parking lot that appeared to be under the influence. The man was identified as Gary Dewayne Rice age 36 of Barbourville, KY. After checking with dispatch, the deputies learned that Gary Rice was wanted on two Knox County Bench Warrants for failure to pay the fines on Assault-4th Degree, Promoting Contraband-2nd Degree and License to be in Possession charges. While the deputies were arresting Gary on the warrants, a small plastic bag containing suspected methamphetamine fell out of his pants. Deputy Hudson then charged him with Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Gary Rice was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Thursday November 1, 2018 On Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Knox County Deputies Claude Hudson and Sam Mullins arrested Dana M Woolum age 33 of Barbourville, KY as a result of an investigation into a reported theft of a handgun from a residence on HWY 1304 in Bimble. While being processed at the Knox County Detention Center a female deputy jailer found a small plastic bag containing suspected methamphetamine hidden in her under clothes. Deputy Hudson then charged Dana Woolum with Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Promoting Contraband-1st Degree. Dana Woolum was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

KNOX COUNTY KY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Thursday October 25, 2018 On Thursday October 25, 2018 at approximately 9:09 am, Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith received a call that a male was in a KIA passenger vehicle in the US25E crossover at the intersection of Evergreen Road in Flat Lick. The caller stated the driver was slumped over and sitting under the steering wheel in the vehicle. When Sheriff Smith and Sgt. Carl Frith arrived on scene they found the driver, identified as 56 year old Lee Jackson, just as the caller stated and he was unresponsive with shallow breathing. The vehicle was started and in drive with Jackson’s foot on the brake pedal. It was determined that Narcan had to be administered to Jackson via nasal mist. After Sgt. Frith dispensed the Narcan Jackson began to breathe regularly and became alert within seconds. Also responding to the scene was ambulance personnel who transported Jackson to Knox County ARH. While at the hospital, Sheriff Smith discovered Jackson had a baggie of a white substance on his person believed to be heroin. He was treated at the hospital and released into the custody of Sheriff Smith and Sgt Frith. Lee Jackson was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center charged with: Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offense and Possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense (Heroin).

FROM KNOX COUNTY KY SHERIFF MIKE SMITH Once again it is Halloween. Sheriff Mike Smith would like to remind everyone to have a happy but safe Halloween this year. Fright Night and Trick or Treat night has been designated as Wednesday, October 31 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm inside Barbourville City and throughout Knox County. Sheriff Smith would also like to provide the following tips as a reminder of how to keep Trick or Treaters safe: • Decorate Costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers • Costumes should consist of light colors • Masks can obstruct a child’s vison, use face paint and make-up whenever possible • Costumes should be the right size to prevent trips and falls • Carry flashlights or glow sticks • Cross the street at corners • Look left and right and left again before crossing the street • Do not use electronic media devise, keep heads up and walk, don’t run • Watch for cars that are turning or backing-up Parents can also add to the safety of their children by: • Providing adult supervision during trick or treating • Do not allow kids to accept treats that are not commercially wrapped • Do not allow kids to eat any treats, until they have been inspected Drivers should also help keep kids safe by: • Slow down and be alert in residential areas • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections and near the road • .Eliminate any distractions inside the car • Concentrate on the road and your surroundings • Expect kids to do the unexpected Sheriff Smith says that the two most important tips to ensure a safe Halloween is for parents to accompany their children while they are trick or treating and for drivers to expect the unexpected.

KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Monday, October 15, 2018 On Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Knox County Deputy Claude Hudson traveled to a residence on Moore Hill Avenue Hill in Corbin to execute an arrest warrant on Andrew Hall. When Deputy Hudson arrived, he observed Andrew Hall outside in front of the residence. When Andrew Hall saw Deputy Hudson, he fled into the residence. Deputy Hudson entered the house trailer and arrested Andrew Hall age 34 of Corbin, KY on a Knox County Bench Warrant for failure to pay the fines on Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition charge. After arresting Andrew Hall, Deputy Hudson found a used syringe and three small plastic bags of suspected methamphetamine. He was then charged with charged with Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Andrew Hall was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Monday, October 15, 2018 On Sunday October 13, 2018 at approximately 9:45 pm Knox County Deputies Andrew Lawson and Hunter Luttrell were dispatched to a complaint of a male and female fighting in the front yard of a residence on Valentine Branch Road in Girdler. When Deputy Lawson arrived, he observed the male hide something behind the steps going into the house. Deputy Lawson located a container of marijuana and other tablets packaged for sale inside his clothing along with over $675.00 in cash. Deputy Lawson also located a plastic bag of suspected methamphetamine and a 9mm handgun hidden behind the steps. Travis W Mills age 34 of Girdler, KY was arrested and charged with two counts of Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree, Trafficking in Controlled Substance-2nd Degree, Trafficking in Marijuana-less than 8 ounces and Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon. Travis Mills was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Monday, October 15, 2018 On Friday September 21, 2018 Knox County Deputy Claude Hudson investigated a burglary at a residence on HWY 223 in Flat Lick. The burglar also had stolen gasoline from a Salt Gum Baptist Church bus parked at the residence. The vehicle identified as being driven by the perpetrator was located at the intersection of Cole Branch and HWY 223 near Hammond. The vehicle contained items from the burglary along with a small plastic bag containing suspected methamphetamine. Through his investigation, Deputy Hudson identified the perpetrator as Brandon Mills. Deputies made numerous attempts to locate Brandon Mills, but were unsuccessful. On September 28, 2018 another vehicle was reported stolen from a residence on Huston Broughton Road in Hammond. Deputy Hudson also located this vehicle behind the residence of Brandon Mills on Salt Gum Hollow Road. On October Thursday 11, 2018 Deputy Hudson along with Deputies Pat Clouse, SGT Carl Frith and SGT Carl Bolton located and arrested Brandon Mills age 21 of Scalf, KY at his residence. He was charged with Burglary-2nd Degree, two counts of Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition, Criminal Mischief-1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Brandon Mills was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Monday, October 15, 2018 On Sunday, October 14, 2018 at approximately 7:30 pm Knox County Deputy Andrew Lawson responded to a complaint of person passed out in a vehicle at the Crossroads Market in Gray. After arriving at the market, Deputy Lawson made contact with the driver of the vehicle. She stated she was tired and was waiting on a passenger who had went to the restroom. Deputy Lawson also located a small plastic bag of suspected methamphetamine inside the vehicle. Deputy Lawson arrested Jenny M Mills age 44 of Barbourville, KY charging her with Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree and Driving on DUI Suspended License. Deputy Lawson went inside the Crossroad Market and found the passenger had locked herself inside the bathroom. After talking her into coming out, Deputy Lawson arrested Shawna Y Moore age 46 of Corbin, KY charging her with Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree. Jenny Mills and Shawna Moore were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Monday, October 15, 2018 On Monday October 15, 2018 at approximately 4:15 am Knox County Deputy Mikey Ashurst responded to a complaint of a female causing a disturbance at a residence on Old Barbourville Road in Corbin. The female had also damaged the side of the house trailer and broke a glass tank on the front porch. The owner of the residence informed Deputy Hudson that the female had left stating she was going to get a gun and return. While Deputy Ashurst was searching for the female in the Corbin and Gray area, he received another call reporting the female was back at the residence. When Deputy Ashurst returned, he made contact with and arrested Brianna Evans age 20 of Gray, KY charging her with Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication-Controlled Substance, Criminal Mischief-2nd Degree and Terroristic Threatening-3rd Degree. After arresting Brianna Evans, Deputy Ashurst located two syringes, a Suboxone tablet and a small plastic bag of suspected methamphetamine. She was then charged with Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Brianna Evans was also wanted on two Knox County Bench Warrants for failure to pay the fines on No Registration Plates and No Operators License charges. Brianna Evans was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE October 9, 2018 Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith is reporting the following Enforcement Actions: On October 1, 2018 Deputy Sam Mullins arrested Clarissa A Moore age 45 of Barbourville, KY on a Knox County Indictment Warrant for Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. On October 2, 2018 Deputy Hunter Luttrell arrested Casey Garland age 27 of Barbourville, KY on a Kentucky Parole Board Warrant for a Parole Violation. He was also wanted on a Knox County Bench Warrant for failure to pay the fine on a Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition/Shoplifting charge. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. On October 2, 2018 Deputy Sam Mullins responded to a report of an unknown naked female passed out on the back porch of a residence on Bill Warren Road in Barbourville. After arriving at the residence, Deputy Mullins arrested Jessica L Messer age 34 of Keavy, KY charging her with Criminal Trespassing-3rd Degree and Public Intoxication/Controlled Substance. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. On October 3, 2018 at approximately 10:30 pm Deputy Hunter Luttrell received a complaint of a suspicious person on Briar Cliff Avenue in Corbin. When Deputy Luttrell arrived he observed a man walking in the roadway. Deputy Luttrell arrested Jimmy Dean Lewis age 33 of Corbin, KY charging him with Public Intoxication/Controlled Substance. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. On October 3, 2018 Deputy Hunter Luttrell responded to a complaint of a man with a rifle on the front porch of a residence on HWY 930 in Flat Lick. The owner also advised he had wrestled the gun away from the man. When Deputy Luttrell arrived he observed the man running on HWY 930 near US 25E. Deputy Luttrell arrested Kenny Wayne Wagers age 24 of Flat Lick, KY charging him with Public Intoxication/Controlled Substance. After being arrested, Kenny Wagers offered Deputy Luttrell $100 to let him go, he was then charged Bribery of a Public Servant. Kenny Wagers was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. On October 5, 2018 SGT Carl Frith arrested Michelle N Deaton age 28 of Cannon, KY on a Knox County Indictment Warrant for Assault-3rd Degree (2 counts) and Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. On October 5, 2018 Deputy Hunter Luttrell arrested Brittany Spenser age 33 of Barbourville, KY on a Knox County Bench Warrant for a Neglect Action. She was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. On October 7, 2018 Deputy Sam Mullins received a report of a vehicle being taken without the owner’s permission from a residence on HWY 718 in Walker, KY. The vehicle was later located at an apartment on Henson Hollow. Deputy Mullins identified the driver of the vehicle as Johnny L Taylor age 23 of Barbourville, KY. He was arrested and charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle. Johnny Taylor was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. On October 8, 2018 Deputy Sam Mullins arrested Nathan G Mullins age 22 of Gray, KY on a Knox County Arrest Warrant for Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition-under $500 and Criminal Mischief-2nd Degree. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. On October 8, 2018 Court Security Officer Mike Broughton arrested Zachary Tye age 24 of Wallens Creek, KY on a Knox County Arrest Warrant for Assault-4th Degree. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. On October 9, 2018 at approximately 1:40 am Deputies Mikey Ashurst and Andrew Lawson responded to a report a male and female causing a disturbance on Mud Lick in Flat Lick. The deputies located them hiding near an abandoned house. Amanda Price age 33 of Scalf, KY and Bradly Lee Price age 42 of Scalf, KY were arrested and charged with Public Intoxication/Controlled Substance. They were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

A MESSAGE FROM KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE SMITH In 2014 the Kentucky General Assembly designated October of each year as Anti-Bullying Month. Sheriff Mike Smith would like to make everyone aware that Cyberbullying is a growing form of bulling occurring online through the use of text messages or emails and to let our kids know there are things they can do to protect themselves from cyberbullying: • Always think about what you post. You never known when someone will forward it to someone else. • Do not post or share anything that could hurt or embarrass anyone. • Keep your password a secret from other kids, even your friends. • Think about who sees what you post online, friends, friends of friends, complete strangers, Use of Privacy Settings let you control who sees what. • Keep your parents in the loop. Let them friend or follow you. Listen to what they say about what is and isn’t okay. • Report cyberbullying immediately. Talk to an adult you trust about any messages you get or things you see online that make you sad or scared. • If it is occurring at school, report it to a teacher or other school official. Sheriff Smith would also like to remind everyone that cyberbullying is a crime. Kentucky Law states that Cyberbullying can be charged under Kentucky’s harassment law when a bully engages in two or more acts that alarm or seriously annoy the victim and serve no legitimate purpose. The penalty under this KRS is a maximum of 90 days incarceration and up to a $250 fine.

KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Monday October 8, 2018 On Friday, October 5, 2018 Knox County Deputy Hunter Luttrell responded to a two vehicle traffic collision on Valentine Branch Road in Hinkle. The operator of one of the vehicles, a 2003 Toyota, involved in the crash had left the scene but returned approximately 30 minutes later. During the investigation, Deputy Luttrell learned the 2003 Toyota had been reported stolen from Jessamine County, KY. Deputy Luttrell arrested Daniel L Halliburton age 36 of Nicholasville, KY charging him with Receiving Stolen Property Under $10,000, Leaving Scene of Accident and License to be in Possession. Daniel Halliburton was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

The Knox County Ky Sheriff’s Department is working a vehicle accident with injuries on Highway 25E and 930 in the Flatlick community. Knox County EMS has also responded to the scene. We will provide more information once the sergeant clears the scene and finishes the report.

KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Monday October 1, 2018 On September 25, 2018 Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith, Deputies Sam Mullins, Claude Hudson, Pat Clouse, SGT Carl Bolton and Captain Everett Johnson executed a search warrant at a residence on Little Broughton Hollow Road in Cannon. During the search several firearms were located along with over 3 ounces of suspected methamphetamine. A sheet containing 16 counterfeit $2.00 bills all having the same serial number was also located. Tony L Moore, also known as Tattoo Tony, age 49 of Cannon, KY was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon. When the sheriff and deputies first arrived, a man at the residence fled on foot into the woods. Christopher Wayne Hubbard age 32 of Barbourville, KY was apprehended and charged with Fleeing or Evading Police-2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Wanton Endangerment-2nd Degree/Police Officer and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. While being processed at the detention center, a small baggy of suspected methamphetamine was found hidden inside his body. Christopher Hubbard was then charged with Promoting Contraband and Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree. He was also wanted on a Knox County Bench Warrant for a Drug Court Violation. Tony Moore and Christopher Hubbard were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, September 25, 2018 On Monday, September 24, 2018 at approximately 3:40 pm Knox County Deputy Sam Mullins responded to a report of a traffic crash involving a Knox County School bus on Macro Branch at Scalf. A 2004 GMC pick-up had collided head-on with the school bus. Deputy Mullins learned there were twenty students and a driver on the bus. Fifteen of the children and the driver received non-life threatening injuries during the crash and were transported to the Barbourville ARH. The driver of the pick-up, Ethan T Mills age 19 of Scalf, KY and a passenger in his vehicle were both injured and were transported to the Barbourville ARH. The passenger, who received a major leg injury, was later transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. As a result of his initial investigation, Deputy Mullins cited Ethan Mills for Reckless Driving, No/Expired Registration Plates, No/Expired Registration Receipt and No Insurance.The investigation is continuing by Deputy Mullins.

KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, September 25, 2018 On Friday,September 21, 2018 at approximately 12:30 pm Knox County Deputy Claude Hudson responded to a complaint on Walnut Ridge Drive in Bimble. The owner told Deputy Hudson there were people inside the residence who were not supposed to be there and they were using drugs. Deputy Hudson entered the residence and observed a small bag of suspected methamphetamine, three glass meth pipes, a used syringe and a set of digital scales. Deputy Hudson arrested Darien Joseph Bargo age 28 of Bimble, KY charging him with Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Darien Bargo was under a Home Incarceration Order from a previous arrest and was wearing an ankle bracelet. Deputy Hudson also arrested Chandra Brian Hooker age 29 of Bimble, KY charging her with Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. After being arrested, Chandra Hooker became very combative and made several threats toward Deputy Hudson. She was then charged with Resisting Arrest and Terroristic Threatening-3rd Degree. While Chandra was being processed at the Knox County Detention Center by a female deputy jailer, a small baggy of marijuana was found hidden inside her body. She was then charged with Promoting Contraband-2nd Degree. Darien Bargo and Chandra Hooker were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. Knox County Deputy Hunter Luttrell assisted in the arrests.

KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, September 25, 2018 On September 13, 2018 Knox County Deputy Hudson initiated an investigation into a burglary that had occurred at a residence on Shore Line Drive in Walker. Deputy Hudson accompanied the two victims to a residence on Higgins Branch Road in Gray where they identified two new tires that had been stolen at their residence. After interviewing the innocent purchaser of the tires, a description of the seller and the vehicle he was driving was obtained. As a result of the interview a suspect was developed. Through Deputy Hudson’s investigation, the suspect was positively identified as Jeffery McVey. On September 21, 2018 Deputy Claude Hudson arrested Jeffery Lee McVey age 32 of Trosper, KY charging him with Burglary-2nd Degree and Criminal Mischief-2nd Degree. He was also charged with Theft by Deception as a result of selling the stolen tires. Jeffery McVey was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Press Release: September 25, 2018 On Thursday September 20, 2018 at approximately 1:35am Knox County Deputy Mikey Ashurst observed a motorcycle without any tail lights traveling north on US 25E near Barbourville. After Deputy Ashurst activated his lights and siren near the intersection of Daniel Boone Drive, the motorcycle did not pull over but continued on to the north HWY 11 intersection before complying. Deputy Ashurst arrested the driver, Anthony Lee Smith age 29 of Bimble, KY charging him with No Tail Lamp, Fleeing or Evading Police-2nd Degree, No Registration Plates, Failure to Register Transfer of Motor Vehicle, No Operators License, No Insurance and Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operators License. During the arrest Deputy Ashurst located a small bag of suspected methamphetamine and a syringe. He was then charged with Possession of Controlled -1st Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Anthony Smith also was wanted on a Knox County Bench Warrant for failure to appear on Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition-Purse Snatching, Criminal Mischief-2nd Degree and Criminal Trspassing-3rd Degree charges. A passenger, Kristy J Bowling age 32 of Barbourville, KY, was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication-Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Prescription Controlled Substance not in Proper Container. Anthony Smith and Kristy Bowling were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

In regard to the shooting incident From Kentucky State Police Barbourville, Ky. (September 19, 2018) On September 19, 2018 at 4:52 p.m. Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan received a call from the Knox County Sheriff’s Deptartment requesting assistance on Ky 3440 (Higgins Hollow Rd) reference to a shooting complaint. Troopers from Post 10 responded and began an investigation. Two male individuals were shot. KSP, Barbourville Police Dept., and the Knox County Sheriff Dept. had a brief barricade situation until the individual came out of his residence. Ky 3440 (Higgins Hollow Road) was shut down for several hours. Kentucky State Police confirm, 57 year old Glenn Edwards of Gray was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Knox County Deputy Coroner after suffering a gunshot wound. The body will be sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy. 71 year old Glenn Powell of Barbourville was transported from the scene and later flown to University of Tennessee Medical Center after suffering a gunshot wound. Mr. Powell is the individual who barricaded himself inside his residence and then later surrendered. Mr. Powell is listed in critical condition at this time. Charges are pending at this time. Ky 3440 is now reopened. KSP Det. Jake Wilson is continuing the investigation. Also assisted at the scene were Barbourville Police Dept. Knox County Sheriff Dept. Knox County Coroner’s Office, Barbourville Fire Department and Knox County Ambulance Service.

KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, September 18, 2018 On Friday September 14, 2018 at approximately 7:20pm Knox County Deputy Hunter Luttrell responded to a residence on Possum Hollow Road in Flat Lick where a home owner was holding a man at gun point after finding him inside the residence. When Deputy Luttrell arrived and attempted to arrest the man, he became aggressive striking the deputy in the head and chest area with his fist. After a brief struggle, Leonard Philpot age 45 of Flat Lick, KY was arrested and charged with Burglary-2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Assault -3rd Degree-Police Office and Menacing. Leonard Philpot was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, September 18, 2018 On Monday September 17, 2018 at approximately 2:45 pm Knox County Deputy Claude Hudson observed a Gray 2008 Dodge Charger traveling north on HWY 11 at a high rate of speed in the rain. After conducting a traffic stop, Deputy Hudson determined the driver was under the influence. The deputy arrested Jessica Lenea Curry age 20 of Walker, KY charging her with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence and No Operators License. During the arrest, Deputy Hudson located a loaded 9mm handgun, five small zip lock baggies containing suspected methamphetamine and a set of digital scales. Jessica Curry was then charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance-1st Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Carrying Concealed Weapon. Jessica Curry was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, September 18, 2018 On Thursday September 13, 2018 at approximately 9:50 pm Knox County Deputy Carl Frith received a report of a man looking in windows of residences on HWY 1232 in Corbin. When Deputy Frith arrived at the location, he observed the man on the porch of a residence. After making contact with the man, the deputy determined the man was under the influence. Deputy Frith arrested Brandon Henson age 23 of Corbin, KY charging him with Public Intoxication-Controlled Substance and Criminal Trespass-3rd Degree. When Deputy Frith got him to his patrol car, Brandon became aggressive attempting to fight and kick the deputy. Brandon Henson was also charged with Resisting Arrest and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

Sheriff Mike Smith would like to thank all of those who attended today’s auction at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. We were able to raise over 14,000$ today for the Department. These much needed funds will go towards providing updated safety equipment for our officers. Most of the items that were auctioned was obtained by drug related arrests and court forfeitures. The Knox County Sheriff’s Department will continue its efforts in fighting the drug epidemic.