In Feb. 3 Issue
A Russell Springs man, who is originally from McCreary County, was arrested Sunday night after an alleged incident where he tried to persuade a 17-year-old female to meet him through after contacting her via Facebook, the popular online social network.
Police reports show that Jerry Melton, 39 was taken into custody at a residence located on Geneva Drive in the Middletown community of Russell County on "custodial interference" charged for trying to get the female to meet with him in person.
The arrest came after an investigation by Russell Springs Police Sgt. Melissa Taylor and Russell County Sheriff's Deputies Jason Warriner, Nick Bertram and Mark Cromwell.
Melton was lodged in the Casey County Jail.
On Saturday a 19-year-old Jamestown man was arrested and accused of rape, according to the Kentucky State Police. Kriztopher Pickett, 19, was taken into custody on a warrant charging him with first degree rape.
State Police Detective Russell Decker and deputies with the Russell County Sheriff's Office investigated the "alleged incident reported to have occurred at a residence on Womack Road, off of North 127".
Pickett was taken to the Casey County Jail where he was placed on a $50,000 cash or property bond.
A one-vehicle wreck Sunday injured a child and ended with the mother being charged with DUI, according to police records. The wreck happened about 10 miles east of Russell Springs on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway. Stacy Riggs, of Jamestown, lost control of her car, which resulted in the car leaving the left-handed side of the road, traveling into the median, back across the road and hitting a guardrail.
A passenger, 12-year-old Guy Riggs was injured when the air-bag deployed and was taken by relatives to the Russell County Hospital for treatment and another child passenger was not hurt.
Stacy Riggs was arrested at the scene by Deputy Sheriff Nick Bertram on two counts of DUI and wanton endangerment. Deputy Sheriff Jason Warriner also worked the incident.
An incident Thursday in Jamestown man led to the arrest of a man on a felony drug trafficking charge following a traffic stop.
Jimmy D. Hammond, 42, was taken into custody by Jamestown Police Department Lt. Tracy Irvin that afternoon and charged with "trafficking in marijuana, 2nd offense."
According to the police report, approximately 1 ½ ounces of marijuana was confiscated during the investigation on West Cumberland Avenue, just off Monument Square. Hammond was lodged in the Casey County Jail.
Two men were also arrested last Tuesday afternoon for allegedly stealing a truck in Jamestown.
The 1978 Chevrolet truck belonged to Mary Jo Ann Haynes and was taken from her property at the corner of West Cumberland Avenue and Sunset Drive, according to local police.
The truck and suspects were found off of West Highway 76, by local law enforcement.
Cory Polk, 20, of Columbia, and Clinton Brockett, 39, of Jamestown were charged with theft by taking. Both were taken to the Casey County Jail. Sheriff's Deputies Clete McAninch and David Cain assisted Jamestown Police Chief Derek Polston with the investigation and arrests.