Spencer County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Spencer County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 18 E. Main St., Taylorsville, 40071 KY
  • Chief:
Phone: (502) 477-3200
Fax: (502) 477-3249

Spencer County Sheriff's Office is located at 18 E. Main St., Taylorsville, 40071 KY. The Spencer County Sheriff's Office phone number is (502) 477-3200.

Spencer County Sheriff's Office News

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Just prior to midnight on Thursday October10, 2018 a Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop on Taylorsville Rd near Valley View Drive for an expired registration. A subsequent roadside investigation, lead to the arrest of a passenger Eric Pitts of Louisville, KY on four outstanding bench warrants out of Jefferson county. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, and drug paraphernalia for a loaded syringe.

Update: 10-9-18 1 AM The remaining escapee was captured after a pursuit in Jefferson County yesterday afternoon. UPDATE: 10-8-18 12 PM Justin Stumbler has been captured in Jefferson County Two minimum security inmates have escaped from the Louisville Metro Corrections Facility. Based on an investigation, they may possibly be in the King’s Church Road area near the Bullitt-Spencer line near Whitfield lane. They may be armed. If you see any suspicious individuals in that area please notify Post 12 Frankfort at (502-477-5533) or simply dial 911. You may see an increased number of law enforcement in the area. UPDATE: 10-8-2018 10AM. We have reason to believe that these two individuals have left the immediate area. We urge you to give us a call if you were to spot them. Various law enforcement agencies continue to investigate

On October 2,2018 at approximately 9:40 PM, deputies were dispatched to the 5800 block of Little Mount Rd for a single vehicle accident with rollover. After conducting a roadside investigation the driver, Michael Brown of Taylorsville, KY was arrested for DUI 1st offense.

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Spencer County Deputies along with Spencer County Fire responded to a two- vehicle collision at the intersection of KY 523 and Louisville Road near the Bullitt-Spencer line around 3 PM on Friday September 28, 2018. Southbound traffic began slowing for a left-turning vehicle onto KY 523 and the 4th car following was unable to stop and rear-ended a Bardstown School vehicle. This intersection has been the site of several collisions since the new road configuration was completed. If you travel Louisville Road please be aware of slowing traffic at the bottom of the hill at the intersection. Remember to increase your following distance to give yourself room to avoid in the event of abruptly slowing or stopping traffic. A good rule of thumb is to stay at least 3- seconds behind the vehicle you are following.

Around 10 AM Spencer County Deputies along with EMS were dispatched to an overturned dump truck near Lilly Pike on Mt. Washington Road. The overturned truck leaked a substantial amount of oil and hydraulic fluid onto the roadway causing a slippery and unsafe condition. Spencer County Fire was called and they contained the fluids and used speedy dry to absorb the oils. The KY Transportation Department responded to help with traffic control and used sand and a sweeper truck to clear about ½ mile of oil-covered road due to traffic driving through the scene prior to the arrival of the Sheriff’s office. The road was re-opened about 2.5 hours after the incident occurred, after the cleanup was completed, and the road was deemed safe for travel. Our thanks to all who responded to help.

Friday September 28, 2018 was a busy day for deputies. Around 7 AM a deputy was dispatched to an injury accident near Wilsonville on Taylorsville Road. A black Chrysler pulled into the path of a Blue Mazda which was traveling north on Taylorsville Road. The injuries were not serious. While working the scene with EMS the deputy reported that multiple people were speeding through the accident scene and dense fog. We ask that when you encounter public safety personnel at a scene that you slow down. It only increases your travel time a few seconds and could save the life of a first responder.

44 West at Lilly Pike Closed due to overturned dump truck..

Although we haven't had any large drug seizures to report in the last three weeks, we have been busy keeping you safe. We were in neighborhoods around the county over 334 times last month. We have made several DUI arrests and served over 2 dozen warrants on wanted people living within the county. We continue our selective speed enforcement patrol on Taylorsville Road, Louisville Road, and Little Mount Road. We have seen a large decrease in the average speed of vehicles over the last several months which is a good thing. Our accident rate is down on these three roads which means they are safer for your travel needs.

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On Friday August 24, 2018 Spencer County Deputies responded to a road rage complaint near the Country Mart parking lot. The subsequent investigation revealed that a stalking/harassment incident had occurred. Deputies searched for the instigator but were unable to locate the individual. On Thursday August 30, a Spencer County Deputy and Taylorsville Police responded to Hillside Court regarding a complaint involving a possible Emergency Protection Order violation. Upon arrival and investigation Christopher Dunn was arrested for violation of an EPO and various drug possession charges. He was identified as the individual involved in the stalking incident last Friday near Country Mart.

On Friday August 17, 2018, around 11:15 AM, Spencer County Deputies responded to a vehicle incident in the 6000 block, of Bloomfield Road . Upon arrival, deputies found a jack-knifed semi blocking both lanes of traffic. Peytona Garage responded to remove the vehicle from the roadway while deputies re-directed traffic through Grays Run. The roadway was cleared and re-opened around 11:50 AM.

On Saturday night around 11 PM, Mt. Washington Police became involved in a pursuit after making contact with a Spencer County man wanted on a probation warrant. The individual attempted to strike a Mt. Washington Officer with a vehicle. The pursuit continued out of Mt. Washington on KY 44 towards Taylorsville. Spencer County deputies joined the pursuit in a support capacity west of Taylorsville. Taylorsville Police also assisted when the pursuit reached the city limits. The pursuit ended around 11:20 PM near Park Alley in Taylorsville. After a short foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody by a Mt. Washington Officer and a Spencer County Deputy. Jeremy Temple of Taylorsville, KY was charged with a variety of traffic offenses, felonies, and the probation warrant was executed. Temple was transported to the Bullitt County Detention Center.

On Friday August 10, 2018, around 11:15 AM, Sheriff Stump and several deputies assisted KY Probation and Parole Officers in a search for an individual on Plum Ridge Road. Upon arriving at a residence, several adults that appeared to be under the influence were contacted. Further investigation led to the arrest by sheriff’s deputies of 6 individuals; 3 males and 3 females. The arrests were for possession of Heroin, possession of Methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, hindering apprehension, possession of controlled substance (pills), and four outstanding warrants for crimes committed in Spencer, Nelson, and Jefferson Counties.

On Friday August 10, 2018 around 11:20 PM, a Spencer County Deputy stopped a vehicle on Bloomfield Road south of Taylorsville after receiving information about a vehicle driving recklessly on Elk Creek Road. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Octaviano Garcia of Bloomfield, KY for operating a motor vehicle under the influence 1st offense, no operator’s license, careless driving, and failure to maintain insurance. Mr. Garcia was lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center.

On Friday August 10, 2018 around 9:12 PM, a Spencer County Deputy stopped a vehicle on Louisville Road for an equipment violation. Further investigation led to the arrest of Kevin P. Watts of Shepherdsville, KY for operating a motor vehicle under the influence 1st offense, no brake lights, and failure to produce an insurance card. Mr. Watts was lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center.

On Friday August 10, 2018 around 10:30 PM, a Spencer County Deputy observed a vehicle traveling west in the eastbound lanes of Little Mount Road. The driver was stopped and further investigation led to the arrest of Stephen Graves of Louisville KY for operating a motor vehicle under the influence 2nd offense.

Just before midnight on August 2, 2018, a Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop on Louisville Road (31E) for a speeding and a registration violation. A subsequent roadside investigation resulted in the arrest of Hannah Eichner of New Haven, KY, for possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense (methamphetamine) and (heroin), and drug paraphernalia. A passenger Christie Anderson, was arrested on two outstanding warrants and charged with Possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 2nd offense (heroin), tampering with physical evidence, drug paraphernalia, and representing as one’s own, another's operator’s license.

On Sunday July 22, 2018 at approximately 1 AM, a Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 3000 block of Taylorsville Rd for a driving and equipment violation. A subsequent roadside investigation with the assistance of Officer Stevens of Taylorsville Police resulted in the arrest of the driver, Carl Wilson of Louisville, KY, for careless driving, no insurance 1st offense, DUI 1st offense, trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree greater than two grams (methamphetamine), and drug paraphernalia. The total weight of suspected methamphetamine was 44 grams. A passenger, Terry Jecker of Edmonton, KY, was also arrested on a parole violation warrant.

Just after midnight on 7/15/2018 a Spencer County Sheriff's Deputy conducted a traffic stop on Taylorsville Road in the city limits for an equipment violation. A subsequent roadside investigation resulted in the arrest of the driver, Linda Crigler of Mt. Washington,KY for DUI 1st offense (aggravated circumstances), operating on a suspended operators license, and possession of marijuana. During the intake process at the Shelby County detention center, it was discovered that Ms. Crigler had narcotics concealed on her person. She was additionally charged with Poss cont sub 1st degree 2nd offense (methamphetamine), tampering with physical evidence, and promoting contraband 1st degree.

On July 6, 2018 around 1140 AM, Spencer County Deputies responded to a 2-vehicle collision at the entrance of the Seasons on KY 55. A red Camaro failed to see an approaching Explorer and pulled into its path, severely damaging both vehicles. The drivers were uninjured. Our thanks to Trooper Johnson for helping with traffic control, and to the motorists’ who showed patience while we investigated and cleared the roadway.

UPDATE: Around 4:45 PM the subjects were spotted within the limits of Taylorsville. Taylorsville PD, Spencer County Sheriff’s Office, and KSP responded. The subjects were taken into custody on multiple charges. Mt. Washington Police conducted interviews and clothing discarded by the suspects at the Dollar Store was recovered by a Spencer County deputy and a Mt. Washington Officer. Both subjects were transported to the Shelby County Detention Center.

Around 8:45 AM on Wednesday July 4, 2018, Mt. Washington Police pursued a black Toyota 4-Runner into Spencer County. The vehicle left the roadway and traveled onto a farm in the Elk Creek area. Two Spencer County Deputies, the Kentucky State Police, and Taylorsville Police converged on the location and set up a perimeter. A deputy and trooper located the vehicle abandoned in a soybean field. An area search was conducted by the 4 agencies along with air support from KSP and Louisville Metro. The two suspects were not located. As of this posting, Spencer County Deputies continue to patrol the area in an attempt to locate the occupants of what turned out to be a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was taken from Jefferson County KY. Residents are urged to call dispatch should they see a white male and female traveling together on foot. The male was last seen wearing a red shirt. The stolen vehicle was turned over to Mt. Washington Police for further investigation.

Around 11:10 AM on June 13, 2018, Spencer County Deputies responded to an injury collision at the intersection of Deerwood Road and Louisville Road. A Red Toyota traveling westbound on Deerwood failed to stop at the stop sign and collided with a Brown Ford F-150 traveling north on Louisville Road. The driver of the Toyota was transported by air ambulance. The driver of the pickup was transported by Spencer County EMS. Spencer County and Bullitt County fire and EMS responded. Sheriff Stump had the accident reconstruction deputy respond to the scene for further investigation and analysis.