Rowan County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Rowan County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 600 West Main Street, Morehead, 40351 KY
  • Chief:
Phone: 606-784-5446
Fax: 606-784-1323

Rowan County Sheriff's Office is located at 600 West Main Street, Morehead, 40351 KY. The Rowan County Sheriff's Office phone number is 606-784-5446.

Rowan County Sheriff's Office News

Reported Threat at St. Claire Law Enforcement and other first responders responded to a report of a possible active shooter at St. Claire this morning. The hospital was locked down and police searched the faciity but determined the threat was not credible.

Anyone know the identity of the man pictured below, he is wanted in connection with an attempted theft of a motor vehicle and vandalism of several cars at Tim Shorts car lot on KY 801 on 10/25/2018. If you have any information or know this individual call the Rowan County Sheriff 606-784-5446 Deputy Ruford Abner investigating the incident.

Constitutional Amendment on Nov. Ballot CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT On the ballot this November is a Constitutional Amendment to give victims of crime in our state more input in the judicial process. Please vote YES to support this very important amendment.

FREE TRAINING! The Rowan County Sheriff's Department & the Better Life Church Safety Team have partnered to host a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course this evening October 18, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00p.m. at Better Life Church, located at 111 BLC Road, (Behind Rowan County Hight School.) This training is free and open to the public. For questions please call the Rowan County Sheriff's Office at 784-5446.

Emergency Test today at 2:18 of the Homeland Security Aleet System ! It is my understanding that at 2:18 pm today every cell phone in the country will get an alert either by call or text from the Dept of Homeland Securiry.

SCAM ALERT!!! We are seeing a new scam in our area! If you are looking to RENT or BUY a home or property, please make sure you are speaking with the owner before giving any money down on any rental or purchase. SCAMMERS are stealing photos and information found on social media sites and claiming to own the properties and scamming people out of deposits and first months rent, promising the property when in fact it may already be rented or sold!!! PLEASE BE ON ALERT!!

SHOOTING AT FARMERS NEAR BINGO HALL ON JULY 2, 2018: As most of you are aware by now Rowan County Deputies John Holbrook and Steve Justice, along with Rowan County EMS responded to a call concerning two people being shot near the Bingo Hall last Monday night. The victims were located and removed within minutes and the suspect was believed to have retreated back inside his residence. Morehad Police Department Officers & Kentucky State Police Officers responded to assist. With the aid of their MRAP vehicle the Morehead Police Department SRT was able to safely extract the suspect from his residence. I want to say a personal thank you to MPD Chief Derrick Blevins for having the foresight to form a Special Response Team and obtain the MRAP vehicle, without this team and this vehicle the task that night would have been much more difficult. Special thanks to MPD SRT members Ben Castle, Paul Thomas, Derrick Howard, Josh Ison, Pat Smith, & Chris Waltz who removed the suspect from his residence. Thanks to Rowan County Tactically Trained Medic, Jarred Gillam for being right in the thick of things as SRT members took action. Thanks to Kentucky State Police Detective, David Zimmerman and KSP Sgt. Toby Gardner for their assistance that night. Thanks to Darryl Glover and the Farmers Fire Department for their assistance at the scene. I know there were other MPD officers, KSP officers, & Firemen present and helping that night that I havent named, thank you for your assistance. The work and cooperation of first responders in this county is absoulutely amazing regardless of the patch they wear on thier sleeve. I have always been, but once again want to say that I am proud to call Rowan County my home. The two victims remain hospitalized in serious condition and I would ask everyone who reads this to please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Good times at the MPD truck pull for Special Olympics!! Come on out still plenty of teams left to pull !

As the May 22nd primary is a little over a week away please remember some voting locations have changed. Upper & Lower Farmers, Brushy, Pine Hill, & Bluestone voting precincts have all changed locations. Refer to the attached photos for location of all Precincts.

The Boxer’s owner has been located!

This black and white Boxer was found on Cranston Road this morning in front of Henry’s Recycling, if you know the owner call my residence please 783-7025

Help law enforcement support Special Olympics! Please join county, city, university, & state law enforcement officers tomorrow evening, Monday, 04/23/2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 at Buffalo Wild Wings for the “Tip A Cop” event. All tips officers receive go to support Special Olympics. Come out and help us support this great cause. Last year at this same event we raised more money for the cause than any ‘Tip A Cop’ event across the state! The next time you see retired Morehead Police Chief Dave Sexton thank him for getting this event started here in Morehead.

Our office will close at noon today for the Good Friday holiday. We will return to normal business hours Monday April 2nd. If you have a emergency please call 911. Thank you.

Fraudulent Call made using Rowan County Coroner, John Northcutt’s name on caller I.D. We have received a recent report from one of our residents who reported receiving a telephone call that her caller I.D. indicated was John Northcutt. When our resident answered the phone fearing John was calling her with bad news the calling party attempted to sell her some type of alert system. The caller was obviously not our Coroner John Northcutt. We want to make all our residents aware that scammers can make any name they choose show on your caller I.D. so we again once again remind you to never give personal information over the telephone.

The suspect in the fatal shooting of the Pikeville Police Officer has just been located and arrested!

The individual below is wanted for murder in the death of a Pikeville KY City Police Officer. We do not have any information at this time that the suspect has ties to Rowan County but I know our residents travel daily. If you see the suspect please call 911 immediately and report the location and/or vehicle description, direction of travel and any other pertinent information.

Stalking complaint at WalMart We have recently received information of a male subject following two different females on two separate occasions in WalMart. If you have had any similar experiences in recent weeks please contact our office or the Morehead Police Dept.

The missing juvenile from Carter County has been located this morning thanks to all of those who have called and helped look for her.

These two were seen this morning in the Little PERRY area, if you see them please call KSP 784-4127 or the Sheriff’s Office at 784-5446. They are reportedly on foot.

Rowan County Middle School Administrators and school resource officers are investigating a criminal mischief complaint this morning where a student scratched graffiti on a bathroom stall. The wording is difficult to read but appeared as though the student was attempting to spell shot. Based on the investigation we have no reason to believe this was a credible threat.

Rowan County Schools placed on lock down. After receiving a threat this morning schools in Rowan County were locked down for approximately 15 minutes until the person making the threat was located, identified and removed from the school. Schools are no longer locked down and classes have resumed as normal.

We have located a horse and small pony on KY 801 near Benchmark Family Services. (1/2 mile south of I-64) If you know who they may belong to please contact them or call Dispatch at 784-7511.

I.R.S. SCAMS RETURN Please be advised it is that time of year again when scammers are calling county residents and making threats of arrest and higher fines for unpaid taxes. Please never give out personal account information to any caller for any reason without checking with law enforcement personnel.

Should Rowan County Fiscal Court support the Medical Marijuana bill as proposed for KY? Myself and all the hundreds of police officers I know think the current bill as proposed is a bad idea for our state. Our stance is that there may be chemicals in marijuana that have medicinal value and if that be the case let’s extract those chemicals and make it available to those who may benefit from it. We, (the Sheriffs Dept, The Kentucky Sheriffs Association, The Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police, The Kentucky State Police) & most all police agencies in the country are against the ‘Puff your problem away’ approach suggested in Kentucky’s current bill. This bill would allow people to smoke marijuana as a form of medical use. Think about this for just a minute, there is no possible way to control the dosage level one might get by smoking any form of medicine! We use morphine, a chemical extracted from the poppy plant daily in this country but we do not allow people to smoke opium to get their medical doses! Walter Blevins our county Judge has invited speakers to the Fiscal Court meeting tomorrow hoping the court will endorse the proposed legislation. (See Photo below) obviously I will be there hoping to convince the court not to support the bill as it is currently written. If you feel strongly either way please come by in the morning and speak up. Meeting starts at 8:00a.m.