No Suspects Arrested in a Murder Case

Monday, October 16
by Ashley Martin

More than four weeks after three people were found murdered inside a trailor in Whitley County, detectives have yet to make an arrest in connection with the deaths.  On September 13th deputies found a woman, her husband, and her son strangled to death. So far the investigators say they believe the suspects may be from out of state, but they are waiting on forensic evidence results to come back from the lab.

Two Arrested in Multi-State Drug Ring

Moday, October 16
by Ashley Martin

Two Kentucky women were arrested last week in Tennessee in what investigators say was part of a multi-state drug ring. Sixty-year-old Susan Patterson from Pine Knot, and 34-year-old Alicia McDonald from Stearns had more than 4 grams of meth when they were arrested Wednesday.  That arrest led to the arrest of 4 others who were involved in buying and selling the drug including two from Kentucky. Police are still looking for 40-year-old Michael Lyvers who was last seen in McCreary County after leading State Police on a chase that started in Pulaski County. All six suspects face charges for drug trafficking.

Stolen Car on Fire in Johnson County

Monday, October 16
by Ashley Martin

A 28-year-old man was arrested in Johnson County after they found a stolen car on fire near a coal mine site.  The car and driver had been reported trespassing on the property, and deputies arrived to find the vehicle on fire.  Witnesses identified Shawn Gayheart as the person driving the car, and say he had thrown needles and other drug paraphernalia out of the car before the officers arrived.

Man in Custody Following Car Chase

Monday, October 16
by Ashley Martin

Police have one man in custody and another man on their radar following a car chase over the weekend.  Johnson County officers stopped a car over the weekend, and the officer recognized the driver as Shawn Easley.  Easley then acclerated with the police in pursuit.  The truck finally crashed into a ditch in Lawrence County, and Easley began running on foot. His passenger Kenneth Wells was taken into custody. Officials say both men had likely used drugs prior to the pursuit. Anyone who knows where Easley may be, is asked to contact authorities.  

Police Looking for Bank Robber

Monday, October 16
by Ashley Martin

London Police are looking for a man who held up a London bank on Friday.  Investigators say a man walked into 1st Trust Bank in the London Shopping Center just before 6:00 p.m. Friday evening, displaying a handgun, and demanding cash.  He is described as a white male, between 180 and 200 pounds. He was wearing a black shirt, black gloves, blue cargo pants, and black boots, along with a camouflage fishing hat and sunglasses.  The man got away with more than $16,000 in cash.  You can see his photo on the London Police Facebook page.