WEBSTER COUNTY, KY (4/11/12) – The following is your weekly update on law enforcement activity in and around the Webster County area.
Providence Police Chief Brent McDowell reported the following arrests:
Mon., Apr. 9, 9:00 a.m.
•Charles Snodgrass, 31, Providence, was arrested on April 2 on a warrant charging theft by deception less than $10,000.
•Paul Giletta, 23, Providence, was arrested on April 3 on a Hopkins County bench warrant.
•Kathleen Lafferty, 21, Providence, was arrested on April 3 on a Hopkins County bench warrant.
•Johnny Belt, 49, Providence, was arrested on April 3 on a warrant charging three counts of first degree sexual abuse.
•Spenser Parker, 50, Providence, was arrested on April 3 on a Hopkins County bench warrant.
•Jimmie Elkins, 44, Providence, was arrested on April 4 on a warrant charging receiving stolen property less than $10,000.
•Kathleen Lafferty, 21, Providence, was arrested on April 5 on charges of first degree wanton endangerment.
•Paul Giletta, 23, Providence, was arrested on April 5 on charges of first degree wanton endangerment; buy/possess drug paraphernalia, first degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, and manufacture of a simulated controlled substance.
All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
•Jailer Terry Elder reported trusties worked a total of 4,156 hours during the week of April 1 to April 7.
•Jail maintenance - 3,112 hours; Webster County Road Department - 359 hours; Webster County Water Department - 96 hours; City of Sebree - 128 hours; City of Providence - 212 hours; road sides - 80 hours; dog warden - 49 hours; City of Dixon - 72 hours; City of Clay - 48 hours.
•Jail population as of Monday, April 9:
•Total inmates - 256; county - 27; state - 229.
Webster County Circuit Court
The following court case was filed with Webster County Circuit Court recently:
•Brian Anthony Armstrong, 34, pleaded guilty on April 5 to charges of second degree trafficking in a controlled substance, a class D felony; second degree trafficking in a controlled substance by complicity, a class D felony; and first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, a class D felony. On April 5 Webster County Circuit Court Judge Rene´ Williams sentenced Armstrong to one year in prison and ordered him to pay court costs.
•Daniel Kautzman, 36, pleaded guilty on Feb. 23 to two counts of second degree assault, a class C felony. On April 5, Webster County Circuit Court Judge Rene´ Williams sentenced Kautzman to a total of 20 years in prison.
•Probation for David DeMoss was revoked on April 5 after Judge Williams determined DeMoss violated the terms of his probation by failing to complete a recovery program as directed. He was resentenced to a five year prison sentence on a previous conviction of third degree burglary, a class D felony; and theft by unlawful taking, a class D felony.
•Charges of first degree fleeing or evading police against Timothy Lee Morse were dismissed at the prosecution’s request on April 5, according to Webster County Circuit Court records. Charges against Morse of fourth degree assault were also amended to second degree fleeing or evading police, and Morse was given two years’ probation.
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