Russell County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Russell County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 410 Monument Sq, Jamestown, 42629 KY
  • Chief:
Phone: 270-343-2191
Fax: 270-343-2195
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Russell County Sheriff's Office is located at 410 Monument Sq, Jamestown, 42629 KY. The Russell County Sheriff's Office phone number is 270-343-2191.

Russell County Sheriff's Office News

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** Updated Tuesday, October 2, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m. ** On Monday, September 24, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department, Russell Springs Police Department, Jamestown Police Department, Kentucky State Police and KY Dept. of Fish & Wildlife began locating and apprehending individuals on Russell District Court arrest warrants for illegal drug trafficking. This comes after a three-month investigation conducted by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department. In all, thirty-one persons are being charged with more than fifty felony offenses as a result of this investigation. The most recent arrests include: Bryson R. McFall, 26, of Jamestown -- Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (over 2 grams meth) Mark A. Williams, 25, of Russell Springs -- Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Hydrocodone) Cody Morrison, 22, of Columbia -- Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (over 2 grams meth) and Trafficking in Controlled Substance Within 1,000 feet of a School Emily Popplewell, 20, of Russell Springs -- Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (over 2 grams meth) and Trafficking in Controlled Substance Within 1,000 feet of a School The names of those previously arrested & charged appear on two previous post on this page. All cases will be presented to the Russell County Grand Jury during their October and November sessions. You can report suspected drug activity or other criminal offenses, anonymously, by calling or texting the Russell County Sheriff’s Crime Tip-Line at 270-566-9111.

** Updated Wednesday, September 26th at 6:30 p.m. ** On Monday, September 24, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department, Russell Springs Police Department, Jamestown Police Department, Kentucky State Police and KY Dept. of Fish & Wildlife began locating and apprehending individuals on Russell District Court arrest warrants for illegal drug trafficking. This comes after a three-month investigation conducted by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department. In all, thirty-one persons are being charged with more than fifty felony offenses as a result of this investigation. Of that number, fourteen suspects were taken into custody by 2:00 p.m. Monday. Their names and charges are listed in the initial announcement on this page. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the following persons were charged and are incarcerated: Hope Nicole Dempsey, 33, of Liberty -- Complicity to Traffic in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (over 2 grams meth) Dana M. Kinnett, 42, of Jamestown -- Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 2nd Offense (meth) Cody Morrison, 22, of Columbia -- Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (over 2 grams meth) and Trafficking in Controlled Substance Within 1,000 feet of a School Ronald Sharp, 42, of Russell Springs -- Complicity to Traffic in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (over 2 grams meth) Michael Dean Blakey, 53, of Jamestown -- Complicity to Traffic in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (meth) All cases will be presented to the Russell County Grand Jury during their October and November sessions. You can report suspected drug activity or other criminal offenses, anonymously, by calling or texting the Russell County Sheriff’s Crime Tip-Line at 270-566-9111. The photos show some of the evidence in these cases including evidence seized during two of Monday's arrests.

On Monday, September 24, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department, Russell Springs Police Department, Jamestown Police Department, Kentucky State Police and KY Dept. of Fish & Wildlife began locating and apprehending individuals on Russell District Court arrest warrants for illegal drug trafficking. This comes after a three-month investigation conducted by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department. In all, thirty-one persons are being charged with more than fifty felony offenses as a result of this investigation. Of that number, fourteen have been taken into custody as of 2:00 p.m. with efforts continuing to locate the remainder of the accused. Those arrested on Monday and the charges they now face include: ** T/C/S = Trafficking in Controlled Substance ** • Shelby Hunt, 26, of Russell Springs – T/C/S 1st Degree (suboxone) • Steven Yager, 40, of Russell Springs – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) & Complicity to T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) • Angela Passmore, 36, of Russell Springs – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) (over 2 grams) (5 counts) • Kenneth Justin Dyer, 33, of Russell Springs – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) (over 2 grams) • Walter “Buddy” Russell, 37, of Russell Springs – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) • Jerome Summitt, 44, of Jamestown – T/C/S 1st Degree 1st Degree (meth) & T/C/S 1st Degree (suboxone) • Kevin Dick, 44, of Dunnville – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) (two counts) • Cayce Fowler, 21, of Russell Springs – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) (two counts) • Justin Gregory, 39, of Science Hill – Complicity to T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) (two counts) • Latisha Goff AKA Latisha Summitt, 31, of Jamestown – T/C/S 1st Degree (suboxone) • Aldon McQueary, Jr, 48, of Russell Springs – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) (over 2 grams) (two counts) • Leeanna Camfield Willis, 43, of Russell Springs – Complicity to T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) (over 2 grams) • Sandy Mann, 46, of Jamestown – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) • Justin Turner, 23, of Jamestown – T/C/S 1st Degree (meth) Drug trafficking warrants will also be served on four individuals that have been incarcerated in recent weeks on other charges. Those names, as well as the others being sought, will be posted in future updates. All cases will be presented to the Russell County Grand Jury during their October and November sessions. You can report suspected drug activity or other criminal offenses, anonymously, by calling or texting the Russell County Sheriff’s Crime Tip-Line at 270-566-9111. The photos show some of the evidence in these cases including evidence seized during two of Monday's arrests.

At 8:00 a.m. this date members of the Russell County Sheriff's Department, Russell Springs Police Department, Jamestown Police Department, Kentucky State Police and KY Dept. of Fish & Wildlife began serving arrest warrants in connection with a three month investigation into illegal drug trafficking. More than 30 individuals are being sought on over 50 charges for Trafficking in Controlled Substance. Updates to follow....

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at approximately 2:30 p.m. a Search Warrant obtained by Sgt. Evan Burton was executed at 22 Scholl Street, Jamestown, resulting in the seizure of just over one pound of Marijuana, drug paraphernalia items and one arrest. Robert Russell, 37, was charged with Trafficking in Marijuana, over 8 ounces less than 5 pounds, a Class “D” Felony and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Russell was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

An investigation by Deputy Evan Burton resulted in the arrest of two persons Thursday afternoon on multiple drug related charges. At approximately 12:45 p.m. Deputy Burton made contact with Casey M. Glover (AKA Casey Montgomery), 32, and Clifton Daniel Bault, 30, in the parking lot of the Eli Plaza. During the investigation, Deputy Burton deployed K-9 Matt, with K-9 Matt detecting the odor of controlled substances coming from the vehicle Glover and Bault were in. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of approximately 13 grams of "crystal meth" in Glover's handbag as well as pills and drug paraphernalia items. Glover was charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (over 2 grams of meth), Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bault was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree (meth) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both were processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

On Monday, August 27, 2018, at approximately 11:40 a.m. members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department, Russell Springs Police Department and Kentucky State Police executed a search warrant at 342 Voils Road, Russell Springs. The joint investigation and search resulted in three persons being arrested for Trafficking in Methamphetamine, one person was arrested for Possession of Meth, and more than four ounces of “crystal meth” was seized along with $3,978.00 cash. Those arrested and the criminal charges they are now facing include: • Mary Jo Brown, age 51 – charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (meth), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana • Bobby G. Smith, age 54 – charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (meth), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Prescription Controlled Substance Not In Proper Container and Driving on an Expired Operators License • Daniel Joe Brown, age 39 – charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (meth) • Daron McQueary, age 40 – charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree (meth) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia All four persons were processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center. More charges are likely when additional evidence is presented to a future session of the Russell County Grand Jury. Officers involved in the investigation, search and arrests include: Sgt. Mark Cromwell, Sgt. Evan Burton & K-9 Matt, Det. Joey Hoover & K-9 Maxo, and Deputy Nathan Ginn of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department; Sgt. Chasity Shirley, Officer Ethan Pike and Officer Lucas Justice of the Russell Springs Police Department; Trooper Martin Wesley, Trooper Jordan Carter and Trooper Adam Likins of the Kentucky State Police and Officer Zach Carney with the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife.

RUSSELL COUNTY SHERIFF’S K-9 MAXO RECEIVES BODY ARMOR Det. Joey Hoover’s partner, K-9 Maxo, has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K-9 Maxo's vest is sponsored by Connie Foster of the Animal Welfare League of Russell Co., Inc. and will be embroidered with the sentiment "Gifted by Animal Welfare League of Russell County KY". Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K-9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has provided over 2,600 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over $2.1 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K-9 graduates, as well as K-9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 -- $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

A traffic stop for defective lighting equipment resulted in a Jamestown man being arrested for drug trafficking and evidence tampering. At approximately 9:50 p.m. Monday Deputy Nathan Ginn was in the process of pulling a vehicle over on U.S. 127 North near Damron Creek Road when he observed the front seat passenger throw a yellow bag out the window. Moments later, the passenger, Michael D. Blakey, 53, was arrested on a Failure to Appear warrant from Fayette District Court. During a search of the nearby area, the yellow bag was located by Deputy Ginn. The bag contained smaller, individual baggies with approximately 5 grams of "crystal meth". Blakey was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center on charges of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (meth) and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

A Russell Springs man was apprehended on a Parole Violation warrant Monday afternoon and now faces new charges including Resisting Arrest and Fleeing from Police on Foot. 47-year-old Michael R. Kerr was taken into custody around 3:45 p.m. off of Cleveland Road, about one mile east of Russell Springs. Kerr attempted to flee the residence by going through a hole in the mobile home’s flooring but was subdued moments later when he was tasered. Kerr was arrested by Deputy Nathan Ginn, Deputy Lee Smith, Sheriff Clete McAninch and RSPD Officer Ethan Pike.

A Russell Springs woman was arrested early Sunday on drug trafficking and evidence tampering charges following an investigation by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department and Russell Springs Police Department. Latisha Dawn Cooper, 32, was taken into custody at the Russell County Hospital emergency room where she had been taken following a traffic stop on U.S. 127 at the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway interchange. The investigation resulted in the discovery of approximately 8 grams of “crystal methamphetamine”. Cooper was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center on charges of Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (over 2 grams of methamphetamine) and Tampering with Physical Evidence. The investigation is ongoing by RCSO Det. Joey Hoover, RCSO Deputy Nathan Ginn, RSPD Sgt. Chasity Shirley, RSPD Sgt. Bobby Pritchard and RSPD Officer Ethan Pike. Additional arrests are forthcoming.

A Jamestown woman was arrested Sunday morning on drug trafficking and other charges following an investigation by members of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department. At approximately 8:30 a.m. Lt. David Cain contacted Tonya Brown Harden, 33, at the Four Seasons Car Wash on North Main Street after learning the registration on the vehicle she was operating had been cancelled. During the stop, Det. Joey Hoover utilized K-9 Maxo to sniff the exterior of the vehicle with K-9 Maxo alerting to the presence of the odor of narcotics emitting from the vehicle. A subsequent search resulted in the discovery of approximately four (4) grams of “crystal methamphetamine” and a set of digital scales. Harden was arrested by Lt. Cain and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center on charges of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (meth) (over two grams), Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No/Expired Operators License, No Registration Plates and No Insurance.

ALL counties shaded in yellow are now under a Tornado Watch until 8 p.m. central time. This includes Russell County! Plan & prepare accordingly!

The National Weather Service continues to call for strong to severe storms for much of KY this afternoon, continuing into late tonight. Plan & prepare accordingly! #severeweatherready

Click on this link for the latest information from the National Weather Service about the threat for severe weather Friday and Friday evening. Plan & prepare accordingly! https://www.weather.gov/media/lmk/briefing/BriefingSlides.pdf

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Chance of severe weather Friday afternoon & evening. Plan & prepare accordingly! #rcso1446

At approximately 4:00 a.m. Thursday, July 12th, a search warrant obtained by Deputy Dustin Bunch was executed at the residence of Cody W. Murray approximately 3 miles south of Jamestown. An active “meth lab” had been discovered earlier while officers were taking Murray and others at the residence into custody on arrest warrants on prior, unrelated cases. The “meth lab” was neutralized and removed from the residence by RCSO Sgt. Mark Cromwell and RSPD Sgt. Chasity Shirley, certified technicians. All individuals located in the residence underwent decontamination procedures at the scene provided by the South Russell Fire Department. A total of five persons have been charged and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center for Manufacturing Methamphetamine: • Cody W. Murray, 32, of Jamestown • Elisha Polston, 32, of Russell Springs • Rachel Tarry, 28, of Russell Springs • Shane Mullins, 33, of Eubank • Justin Gillock, 22, of Russell Springs Conducting the investigation and arrests were RCSO Deputy Dustin Bunch, RCSO Sgt. Mark Cromwell, KSP Trooper Billy Begley, RSPD Sgt. Chasity Shirley and RSPD Officer Ethan Pike.