WEBSTER COUNTY, KY (11/16/11) – The following is your weekly update on Law-Enforcement activity in and around the Webster County area.
Webster County Sheriff Frankie Springfield reported the following accidents:
Sun., Oct. 30, 3:59 p.m.
An accident occurred on Ky. Hwy. 56 in Sebree. According to Webster County Deputy Jay Workins, Kimberly Sterling, 40, Sebree, was stopped on Ky. 56 waiting for a train to pass when Paulette Layman, 61, Sebree, apparently struck her from behind. Authorities said Layman told them she accidentally hit the gas pedal when he applied her brake. Sterling and passengers in her 2007 Ford Freestar refused medical treatment. No other injuries were reported. Sterling’s vehicle sustained very minor damage, as did Layman’s 2008 Chevrolet Malibu.
Thurs., Nov. 3, 6:37 a.m.
An accident occurred on Ky. Hwy. 132, four miles east of Dixon. According to Webster County Sheriff Frankie Springfield, Angela Carlisle, 39, Clay, was driving west on Ky. 132 when a deer apparently entered the road ahead of her. Authorities said Carlisle swerved to avoid hitting the deer and lost control of her 2010 Nissan Altima as it began to slide on the rain-covered highway. The car then ran off the west shoulder and struck an earth embankment before coming to final rest in a field facing west. Carlisle was taken to Regional Medical Center in Madisonville by Webster County EMS for treatment of her injuries. Her car sustained moderate to severe damage. Clay Rescue assisted at the scene.
Fri., Nov. 4, 7:26 p.m.
An accident occurred on U.S. Hwy. 41-A, four miles north of Providence. According to Webster County Steve Madden, Dale Spurlin, 26, Providence, apparently lost control of his 1999 Pontiac Bonneville while trying to retrieve his cell phone, which authorities said he told them he dropped. Spurlin crossed the center lane “in a sideways manner” and then ran off the left shoulder. The car struck an earth embankment and a utility support wire before overturning. No injuries were reported. Spurlin’s car sustained very severe damage.
Wed., Nov. 9, 7:42 a.m.
An accident occurred on Ky. Hwy. 270, six miles east of Clay. According to Webster County Sheriff Frankie Springfield, Jeremy Frederick, 17, Clay, was driving east on Ky. 270 when he apparently slid on a patch of loose gravel as he started around a sharp curve. Authorities said Frederick lost control of his 2005 Ford Mustang, crossed the center line, and ran off the west shoulder of the road. The car then struck an earth embankment and overturned before coming to final rest on its top in a nearby ditch partially blocking the westbound lane of traffic. No injuries were reported. Frederick’s car sustained severe damage.
Thurs., Nov. 10, 10:36 a.m.
An accident occurred on U.S. Hwy. 41 in Sebree. According to Webster County Deputy Cory Patmore, Benjamin Boone, 22, Clay, was stopped at a traffic light facing south on U.S. 41 as a semi began to turn onto U.S. 41 north. Authorities said the semi apparently turned wide, causing Boone to back up to try to give the truck more room. When he did, he apparently struck Patricia Logan, 53, who was stopped behind him. No injuries were reported. Boone’s 2011 Chevrolet K1500 sustained very minor damage. Logan’s 1994 Plymouth Sundance sustained moderate damage.
Webster County Circuit Court
The following court case was presented in Webster County Circuit Court recently:
•Justin Anderson, 28, pleaded guilty on Nov. 8 to charges of first degree possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony; tampering with physical evidence, a class D felony; failure to wear a seat belt, a violation, and failure of owner or operator to maintain required insurance, a class B misdemeanor.
On Nov. 8, Webster County Circuit Court Judge Rene´ Williams placed Anderson on three years’ probation and ordered him to pay court costs;
•Lamar Tate, 24, pleaded guilty on Nov. 3 to charges of first degree promoting contraband, a class D felony. On Nov. 4, Judge Williams sentenced Tate to one year in prison.
•Stephanie Johnson, 36, pleaded guilty on Nov. 3 to charges stemming from two separate court cases of two counts of first degree possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony; use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor; public intoxication of a controlled substance (excludes alcohol), a class B misdemeanor; public intoxication (a class B misdemeanor. Charges from a third court case against Johnson were dismissed.
On Nov. 4, Judge Williams sentenced Johnson to a total of six years in prison and ordered her to pay court costs.
•Alan Cornell pleaded guilty on Nov. 8 to first degree criminal trespassing, a class A misdemeanor. On Nov. 8, Judge Williams placed Cornell on two years’ probation.
Webster County Grand Jury
The Webster County Grand Jury convened on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Webster County court house in Dixon. During the session, the grand jury indicted:
•Cory Lussier, 23, Providence, on two counts of receiving stolen property (more than $10,000), a class C felony. The charges stemmed from two separate cases; and •David Sharp, 43, Lovelan, OH, on charges of second degree escape, a class D felony; and second degree persistent felony offender.
•The grand jury also returned a no true bill for Jeffrey Frasier, citing insufficient evidence.
Jailer Terry Elder reported trusties worked a total of 2,569 hours during the week of Nov. 7 to Nov. 13.
Jail maintenance - 1,628 hours; Webster County Road Department - 232 hours; Webster County Water Department - 80 hours; City of Sebree - 96 hours; City of Providence - 269 hours; road sides - 56 hours; dog warden - 48 hours; non-profit - 64 hours; city of Dixon - 64 hours; city of Clay - 32 hours.
Jail population as of Monday, Nov. 7:
Total inmates - 246; county - 18; state - 228.
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