December 10, 2013 4:50 PM
Morgan County Judge Executive Tim Conley was released from custody Tuesday after he pleaded not guilty to federal fraud, theft and conspiracy charges in U.S. District Court.
However, Magistrate Judge Robert Wier set strict conditions in exchange for the elected official's freedom. Conley will be confined to house arrest... more »
December 6, 2013 9:46 PM
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Six people tested for possible radiation exposure have been released from hospital but remain under detention as suspects in the theft of a truck carrying highly radioactive cobalt-60, officials said Friday.
Of the detained men, ages 16 to 38, only the 16-year-old showed signs of... more »
December 4, 2013 10:26 PM
Two arrests have been made in connection with a string of robberies at fast food restaurants.
Thomas "Eddie" Davidson and Kevin Boyd face multiple counts of first degree robbery from incidents that happened between Oct. 23 and Nov. 30 around the Louisville metro area. Their arrest reports show the... more »
December 2, 2013 9:09 PM
Two Lincoln County men have been arrested Monday night accused of breaking into a police cruiser and stealing items from inside.
The two men are accused of breaking into an undercover Kentucky State Police detective's car, stealing a gun and breaking a laptop about a month ago. 22-year-old Gerald... more »
December 1, 2013 10:51 AM
A man was arrested in Laurel County that was wanted for an assault on a female Saturday night.
Laurel County Sheriffs say they have been looking for the man that had had assaulted a female on Feltner Steer Road in north eastern Laurel County on October 14th.
On... more »
November 27, 2013 2:35 PM
Lexington Police made an arrest Wednesday afternoon after a domestic dispute and accident.
Lexington Police say the incident began at 1845 Rittenhouse Court where Police say the suspect and victim live together.
The victim barricaded herself in a room, when Police say the suspect tried to get in... more »
November 25, 2013 9:34 PM
A husband and wife in Louisville are accused of teaming up to steal thousands of dollars in merchandise from a department store where the man worked.
Police say Lucien Desselle and his wife Lindsay Desselle stole about $40,000 in merchandise from Dillard's.
An arrest report states Lucien was... more »
November 21, 2013 7:19 PM
State police have arrested a Harlan County man in connection to a murder investigation.
George W. Rigney was arrested Thursday in connection to the death of Jennifer Goddard who was found dead Wednesday in the Ages community of Harlan County.
Rigney is charged with murder and tampering with... more »
November 21, 2013 6:37 PM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - A teenager has been charged with starting a house fire that killed her grandparents, a relative said Thursday, leaving the grieving family to wonder what events led to the tragedy. Kentucky State Police said only that a juvenile, whom they didn't identify, was in custody facing two... more »
November 20, 2013 8:58 PM
A Madison County woman was arrested accused of "raising cane" at a Winchester car dealership.
Laqueeta Penman and her boyfriend went to the Rod Hatfield Dealership in Clark County to trade in their car. They got a Dodge Challenger, but Penman says her boyfriend changed his mind.
She... more »
November 20, 2013 8:48 PM
As Steve Divine looks through the things that are leftover at the Gold Games and More Shop, he sees something different than what meets the eye...
"I come in and see items, it brings back the memories," he said.
After his friends and former co-owners, Mike and Angela... more »
November 19, 2013 9:20 PM
A Rockcastle County mother is in trouble because, police say, she exposed her daughter to the elements following a fight.
Police say it started with a fight between a father and daughter at a Rockcastle County home Monday night. Deputies say they were called to the home twice, but... more »
November 18, 2013 10:08 PM
When someone spotted a young child alone near a highway in Laurel County Saturday, deputies were dispatched to check it out.
Five-year-old Dale was returned safely to his mother, but his two-year-old brother was no where to be found.
Neighbors say the two had gone out to play... more »
November 14, 2013 9:40 PM
A law enforcement official in Carter County has been arrested.
A Carter County Sheriff's Office reserve deputy is charged with having a gun, although he is a felon.
State Police say 61-year-old Tracy Dickerson carried a gun during his year and a half with the Carter County Sheriff's... more »
November 14, 2013 9:29 PM
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australian police say 65 men have been arrested in Australia as part of a sweeping Canadian-led child pornography investigation led to the rescue of 386 children and arrests around the world.
Australian Federal Police commander Glen McEwen said Friday that the arrests had been made... more »
November 13, 2013 8:29 PM
Georgetown Police say they have arrested the man and two other people behind a recent string of robberies.
Police say 20-year-old Chase Wilson is the man behind a total of eight recent robberies - seven in Georgetown and one in Lexington just over the county line.
Until Tuesday... more »
November 7, 2013 8:04 PM
A truck driver who admits to bringing a weapon as well as prescription drug to Kings Island was sentenced Thursday.
Rodney Grisham was sentenced to 3 years in prison for one count of having weapons under disability and one count of drug possession.
Grisham gets credit for the... more »
November 5, 2013 8:52 PM
Danville Police have arrested a man they say was involved in a shooting Tuesday afternoon.
Charles E. Hampton of Stanford was arrested in connection to a report of shots fired on Caldwell Street and Proctor Street near Danville High School Tuesday around 5:00 p.m.
Witnesses told police two... more »
November 5, 2013 7:59 PM
Tuesday was a much quieter day on the campus of Tates Creek High School after police say they've gotten to the bottom of vicious rumors about a school shooting. Police have charged two teens in connection with the scare perpetuated over social media.
Former Tates Creek High School student... more »
November 4, 2013 8:07 PM
A man accused of making bombs in his home is expected to enter an insanity plea.
46-year-old Warren Adams of Berea was arrested in mid-October. The ATF reports he was making bombs and threatened to rob a bank.
Adams is charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device... more »
November 1, 2013 8:23 PM
It was the scene of much heartbreak, and much compassion in a Boyle County town. Friday was the final day of business at the Danville store where three people lost their lives.
A month after ABC Gold, Games and More was a murder scene, it reopened, but just for... more »
November 1, 2013 9:07 AM
FRANKFORT (AP) - Kentucky State Police started rounding up nearly 500 drug suspects Friday in what the state's lead police agency called the largest one-day crackdown in its history, aided by tips from Kentuckians reviled by a drug scourge that has caused more statewide deaths than car wrecks.
The... more »
October 30, 2013 9:01 PM
Four adults and two juveniles have been arrested accused of taking part in the deadly drive-by shooting of a one-time high school football standout in Northern Kentucky.
Covington Police say 18-year-old Hassan Abdullah, 19-year-old Reginald Bates, and 18-year-old Eugene Smith were arrested Wednesday night held on murder charges. A... more »
October 30, 2013 8:09 PM
Lexington Police say they have begun to break up an elaborate welfare fraud ring operating out of gas stations in two counties.
It's a program designed to help those who have trouble making ends meet, but it's often abused. And for the past year, Lexington Police have been on... more »
October 28, 2013 6:45 PM
He was a trusted Paris P.E. teacher and coach until a grand jury indicted h im for sexual abuse involving one of his students.
Jason Earlywine was supposed to go to trial soon, but now it's been postponed while prosecutors argue why some evidence should be shared with a... more »
October 17, 2013 9:18 PM
A man has been indicted for murder in the case of a Lexington driver who died after a carjacking back in August.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports 31-year-old Joel Searcy is charged in the death of 82-year-old Donald "Leroy" Cooke.
Police say Searcy jumped into Cooke's truck at the... more »
October 15, 2013 10:02 PM
Nearly a month after three people were shot to death in a Danville pawn shop, the man who police say is responsible for the murders will head to court.
Kenneth Allen Keith is expected in court Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.
Court documents released earlier this week revealed new... more »
October 15, 2013 8:35 PM
Police say a Scott County woman was caught red-handed breaking into her former workplace.
Georgetown Police say Betsy Clemons told them she was a former employee, who was owed about $5,000 by Global Supply in Georgetown.
But the 29-year-old apparently forgot about the alarm when investigators say she... more »
October 15, 2013 8:18 PM
Two people were arrested and one remains on the loose after a meth lab bust in Warren County.
Police were called to a home on Rone Wolf Road for a burglary investigation. Deputies say they found two active meth labs in the home, as well as items used to... more »
October 15, 2013 7:47 PM
A northern Kentucky man is accused of raping an unconscious woman in late August during a wedding reception held at a home in Burlington.
Tuesday, Boone County Sheriff's investigators picked up Brit Evans. Police say the 32-year-old went to a bedroom where the victim was passed out and engaged... more »
October 14, 2013 9:28 PM
About 100 snakes were found inside an Ohio home, along with a child. The snakes were confiscated, and some of them ended up in Kentucky.
An estimated 100 snakes were confiscated from a home in Ohio last week after police say the home owner, Joseph McCollum, was bitten by... more »
October 14, 2013 9:17 PM
The attorney for a man accused in a murder that remained a mystery for more than a decade is asking the judge to step aside.
Stanley Dishon was supposed to head to court Monday in Bullitt County for the death of his niece, 17-year-old Jessica Dishon. For 14 years,... more »
October 14, 2013 8:55 PM
A Louisville couple is accused of organized retail theft and other charges.
Police say the husband and wife, along with at least five others, have been stealing merchandise from retail stores, then returning the items for gift cards. The couple would then allegedly take the gift cards and sell... more »
October 14, 2013 7:55 PM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - Police arrested two Jefferson County high school students after a gun was found in a backpack.
According to WHAS-TV (http://bit.ly/16ZNaJ8), school officials received a call Monday from a family member concerned that a student at Valley High School may have been carrying a weapon.
When... more »
October 14, 2013 6:51 PM
Newly released court documents shine more light on the investigation of last month's triple murder and armed robbery in Danville.
Danville Police arrested Kenneth Keith last week and charged the Baptist preacher with the September 20th murders of Mike and Angela Hockensmith and Daniel Smith.
Officials say an... more »
October 11, 2013 8:05 PM
Police arrested a man after they found five weed plants and one pound of processed marijuana on his property, Friday.
Police say they received an anonymous tip that a man was trafficking in marijuana from his house on HWY 638 in Clay County.
They headed to the home... more »
October 11, 2013 6:40 PM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - A small-town pastor charged with gunning down three people at a central Kentucky pawn shop wasn't at the store on the day of the slayings, his attorney said Friday.
Kenneth Allen Keith, who is facing three counts of murder and one count of robbery, was in... more »
October 10, 2013 8:47 PM
Eight people are facing charges of engaging in organized crime in Oldham County.
La Grange Police say the arrests came after officers searched a home on West Madison Street Thursday.
Investigators say an on-going probe into gang activity and drug trafficking led them to that address.
The... more »
October 10, 2013 6:24 PM
LOUISVILLE(AP) - A pastor charged in a triple slaying at a Kentucky pawn shop had attended the funeral of two of the victims, offering condolences to relatives who say they're sickened by the arrest of the man who seemed to be a sympathetic mourner.
Kenneth Allen Keith, pastor of... more »
October 9, 2013 7:36 PM
A driver faces manslaughter and DUI charges after police say he hit and killed a man.
The accident happened Tuesday night on Highway 227 in Carroll County.
Police say 27-year-old Michael Beach was hit while walking along the road side around 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Investigators say the... more »
October 9, 2013 7:31 PM
Eight kids were removed from a Louisville woman's care after a marijuana bust.
Police raided Michelle Oliver's home Tuesday.
Investigators say the 31-year-old admitted to smoking marijuana and found pot as well as other paraphernalia at the home, along with the children who are all under the age... more »
October 9, 2013 6:39 PM
An argument between two sisters turned violent Wednesday morning in Mason County.
28-year-old Ankara Alvarado is charged with attempted murder after police say she fired a single shot at her sister Erica Woodruff.
Woodruff was airlifted to the hospital with a gun shot wound to the head.
... more »
October 9, 2013 5:26 PM
Danville Police have arrested a man they say is in involved in the triple murder at a Danville business last month.
The suspect is 48-year-old Kenneth Allen Keith, a pastor at Main Street Baptist Church in Burnside, Ky. Police say on Wednesday, they searched the church and the parsonage... more »
October 9, 2013 4:49 PM
Police have arrested the man they say is responsible for an armed robbery at a Madison County restaurant Wednesday morning.
Police charged John C. Hylton, 27, for the armed robbery that happened around 8:34 a.m. Wednesday at a Subway in the Richmond Centre in Richmond.
Officers were able... more »
October 9, 2013 4:22 PM
A trip to Walmart landed a mother in handcuffs after police say she left her young child alone. Officers were called to Aquita Claxton's Nelson County home Tuesday, where they found a 4-year-old outside the home.
Police say Claxton left, without asking anyone to watch the child.
She... more »
October 9, 2013 12:57 PM
State Police along with the Fleming County Sheriff's Office have arrested a man they say is behind several burglaries, spanning at least three counties.
22-year-old Jeremy Earlywine faces charges in Fleming, Robertson and Bath counties.
He's charged with receiving stolen property, including firearms, hunting supplies and hunting dogs.... more »
October 8, 2013 3:23 PM
Detectives have arrested a man they say was involved in a home invasion robbery near Florence.
Thomas Powell III, 42, of Erlanger, was arrested Tuesday for his participation in the robbery that happened Monday around 11:40 a.m. on Centercrest Lane in the Oakbrook Subdivision near Florence.
Investigators say... more »
October 8, 2013 1:30 PM
A Boyle County man faces charges after police say he attacked a 15-year-old and 12-year-old girl during a home invasion.
Deputies say two children were home alone Monday on Phillips Lane when a man came to their door saying he would stab them if they didn't open up.
... more »
October 7, 2013 7:33 PM
A Louisville man is accused of assaulting his grandmother and an officer after an argument about a cell phone.
The woman told police her grandson picked her up, slammed her on the floor and began yelling at and spitting on her. The victim then locked herself inside her bedroom... more »
October 7, 2013 5:21 PM
A Somerset man has been indicted on charges that he was planning a kidnapping and murder.
In Sept. 2013, the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office received information that Steven Matthew Perry had written out plans about his desire to "rescue" a 16-year-old teen from her parent's house and "neutralize" her... more »
October 4, 2013 7:52 PM
A man was arrested for stealing candy from a school and money from a 75-year-old man.
Louisville Police picked up the man Thursday after the victims from last month's thefts identified him.
Investigators say Scott Sublett went over to someone's home and asked for money for a hotel... more »
October 4, 2013 7:33 PM
The woman who rode on the hood of a car after a man stole her engagement ring, talked to LEX18's Hanna Mordoh at the Fayette County Detention Center and told her side of the story.
"I ran and jumped onto his car and was like 'you're not going anywhere,... more »
October 4, 2013 11:40 AM
32 people were indicted Thursday in connection to a year long investigation into drug trafficking by the Nicholasville Police Department and Kentucky State Police. Officials say the charges range from trafficking in a controlled substance to persistent felony offense.
Detectives say they made 54 undercover drug purchases and seized... more »
October 3, 2013 4:21 PM
A man accused in a 2012 home invasion entered a guilty plea in the case. Terrin Reynolds will be sentenced Nov. 15.
Police say Reynolds along with Dante Johnson broke into a man's house on Travis Circle in Franklin County holding the homeowner at gunpoint.
Investigators say they... more »
October 3, 2013 4:10 PM
A Knox County mother is behind bars after police say she did drugs, crashed her car and left the kids alone at home.
Officials say 34-year-old Shannon Messer crossed over the center line and hit another car head-on.
When she was taken to the hospital, police say she... more »
October 3, 2013 11:18 AM
Lexington Police have arrested and charged a woman in connection with a homicide investigation after a man was found stabbed inside a Lexington home.
Police arrested Melinda Dawn Morgan Thursday morning a few hours after the incident.
Thursday morning, around 5:28 a.m., officers were called to the home... more »
October 1, 2013 7:50 PM
A woman is booked into the Jefferson County jail following a bloody fight.
An arrest report states 43-year-old Sheila Henderson was drinking at her apartment with a man when their fight turned violent.
Police say she bit him on the arm, drawing blood and leaving a visible ring.... more »
October 1, 2013 7:02 PM
Ten people have been indicted for organized crime after investigators say they were dealing heroin out of Rowan County.
So far, the Sheriff's Office has been able to arrest seven suspects since they began investigating in July. Officials say many of them came from out of state.
Deputies... more »
September 30, 2013 7:54 PM
Three people face drug charges after police in Madison County say they found a six-year-old and some drug paraphernalia in a filthy apartment Thursday.
Investigators say they caught Patrick Embry and Shaun Douglas Smith as they were leaving the apartment of Ashley Willis.
Police say Embry and Smith... more »
September 30, 2013 6:54 PM
Officials say Winmark Emanuel was arrested Monday on four counts of assault 2nd in relation to a shooting on Dalton Court in Lexington last week .
Officials say they believe three people were hit in the shooting, but none had serious injuries. Two were transported to the hospital and... more »
September 27, 2013 7:47 PM
A Jefferson County mother sentenced to five years behind bars in the drowning death of her 8-month-old son has gotten shock probation.
Geneva Walters entered a guilty plea in May to reckless homicide and wanton endangerment admitting she gave her son, Xavier, a night-time cold medicine meant for adults... more »
September 27, 2013 7:41 PM
A Louisville man is accused of trying to pin a crime on his 6-year-old son.
Police say 25-year-old Sean Mattingly accused his son of taking a debit card that was taken from an employee's purse in a bank office.
Police say in August, Mattingly went into a worker's... more »
September 26, 2013 7:48 PM
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Prisoner Joshua Silverman passed up a taste of freedom this week and called the police instead.
Silverman could have fled with two other inmates who stole the unattended transport van he was riding in, but he dialed 911 and alerted authorities about the escape.
... more »
September 25, 2013 9:01 PM
A live in caretaker for a Louisville woman suffering from dementia and blindness was arrested for allegedly abusing her.
An arrest report states 25-year-old Ashley Shipley is accused of becoming "enraged" at the 74-year-old victim after she spilled laundry detergent on the floor Monday afternoon. Investigators say Shipley then... more »
September 24, 2013 8:07 PM
A Laurel County grand jury indicted the man who says he killed his wife because she asked him to.
Deputies say Ernest Chumbley shot his wife, Virginia, in their home the morning of August 28.
Investigators say Chumbley called 911 admitting that he had done it.
He... more »
September 24, 2013 7:49 PM
Two people are behind bars after a break-in in Laurel County.
It happened around 7:45 p.m. Monday night at a home on Kentucky 3431, about eight miles south of London.
38-year-old David Asher and 40-year-old Kimberly Valentour are charged with burglary.
The Sheriff's Department said they checked... more »
September 24, 2013 7:18 PM
Three Fleming County nursing home employees have been indicted for using a company credit card for their own personal spending.
According to the indictment, Kimberly Waller, Julie Watson and Cyle Hazelrigg allegedly used the card given to them by their employer, Pioneer Trace Nursing Home.
Watson and Hazelrigg... more »
September 23, 2013 7:47 PM
The Danville Advocate-Messenger reports Garrard County magistrate, Ronnie Lane, has been arrested on six new felony charges for allegedly selling the prescription painkiller Oxycodone.
LEX18 first reported on the magistrate's problems with the law earlier this month.
A grand jury has reportedly indicted the 73-year-old after he allegedly... more »
September 18, 2013 8:43 PM
Two women have been charged after police in Louisville say they went to a disabled woman's home to fix her hair and stole valuable jewelry.
According to an arrest report, Stephanie Taylor, 25, and Kasey Webb, 23, went to the home of a blind woman Monday and took cash... more »
September 17, 2013 9:43 PM
An Indiana man was arrested in Laurel County Tuesday morning accused of attempting a charity scam.
61-year-old Wasyl Taran of Greenwood Lane, Indiana, is accused of trying to scam a check of $575 from an individual saying that it would be used for a charity.
He was charged... more »
September 17, 2013 8:37 PM
A one time candidate for Jessamine County judge executive is now in jail on an arrest warrant out of Georgia.
The Jessamine Journal reports 53-year-old Mark Tucker is wanted on charges of impersonating a peace officer, burglary, possession of a gun during a crime and damaging property.
Tucker... more »
September 11, 2013 5:43 PM
Police say a man approached an officer Wednesday morning saying he believed to be wanted.
A trooper who was patrolling on US Highway 25 in London Wednesday said 38-year-old Michael Ford, II approached him around 10:45 a.m. ad said he thought he was wanted in Tennessee and wanted to... more »
September 10, 2013 4:33 PM
The man who police say robbed a Lexington Subway last Thursday entered a "not guilty" plea in court Tuesday afternoon.
Police say the victim in the hold-up recognized 34-year-old Jeffery Martin, who police say was walking down Loudon Avenue Monday.
Officers caught up with Martin, who they say,... more »
September 10, 2013 3:45 PM
A foot chase had a violent ending for two Lexington police officers.
Investigators say they were treated for minor injuries after a man got physical with them during the early morning chase on Tuesday. Police say Glenn Atkins crashed his car on Versailles Road near Mason Headley and, when... more »
September 3, 2013 4:03 PM
A burglary went awry when the suspected thief was confronted by a neighbor with plans to hold him until police arrived.
Officers were called to a mobile home on West Loudon Monday afternoon because of a disturbance and found 36-year-old Steven Johnson tied up with a rope.
A... more »
September 3, 2013 12:58 PM
An escaped inmate in western Kentucky is back in jail.
He's from Lexington, but 24-year-old Antony Moore was in the Hopkins County Jail on arson and wanton endangerment charges.
Investigators say Moore was found sitting on a front porch early Tuesday morning.
September 3, 2013 12:48 PM
A Madison county man was arrested after police say he tied his girlfriend to a shower rod and left her there.
Officials say 23-year-old Michael Brainard and the woman got into a fight last week when he tied her up and then left for work.
A roommate arrived... more »
September 3, 2013 12:19 PM
Police have arrested the man they say fired shots at a group of people last week.
The shooting happened last Wednesday afternoon on Woodhill Drive near Peachtree. No one was hit, but a woman told police Deshawn McMullen got out of an SUV with a gun, fired several shots... more »
September 2, 2013 3:47 PM
Barbourville Police arrested a woman over the weekend who they say hit a sheriff's deputy vehicle after leading officers on a high speed chase with a small child in her vehicle.
Officers responded to a shoplifting complaint at Walmart Saturday shortly after 5:00 p.m. They say 28-year-old Ivory Melas... more »
August 30, 2013 1:11 PM
Police arrested a woman in Louisville after they found her special needs niece covered in filth.
Angelica Tutt is no longer allowed to have contact with her special needs niece or her own children after the 23-year-old was charged with criminal abuse.
Police say they found Tutt's 9-year... more »