WEBSTER COUNTY, KY (12/28/11) – The following is your weekly update on law enforcement activity in and surrounding the Webster County area.
Providence Police Chief Brent McDowell reported the following arrests:
Tues., Dec. 27, 9:00 a.m.
•Michael Gray, 30, Providence, was arrested on Dec. 20 on a Webster County bench warrant.
•Jana Maulding, 31, Providence, was arrested on Dec. 21 on a Hopkins County bench warrant.
•Timothy May, 35, Providence, was arrested on Dec. 21 on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked operator’s license, possessing a license when privileges are revoked, and operating a motor vehicle with an expired operator’s license.
•William Frazier, 40, Central City, was arrested on Dec. 22 on a Webster County bench warrant.
•Helen Sudbury, 49, Uniontown, was cited to court on Dec. 24 on charges of speeding and failure to produce insurance card.
•Travis Hill, 28, Providence, was arrested on Dec. 24 on a Webster County bench warrant.
•Brandy Gobin, 35, Clay, was cited to court on Dec. 25 on charges of license to be in possession, failure to produce insurance card, one headlight, and speeding.
•LaKerianda Woolfolk, 22, Providence, was cited to court on Dec. 25 on charges of no or expired registration plate and license to be in possession.
All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Webster County Sheriff Frankie Springfield reported the following accidents:
Sun., Dec. 25, 4:57 p.m.
An accident occurred on Ky. Hwy. 56, three-tenths of a mile west of Sebree. According to Webster County Deputy Jay Workins, Eddy Hinson, 37, Henderson, was driving east on Ky. 56 when he apparently “failed to negotiate a curve.” He lost control of his 1989 Yamaha XVZ13. The motorcycle ran off the left side of the road into the ditch. Hinson was taken by Webster County EMS to Methodist Hospital in Henderson. His motorcycle sustained very severe damage.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2:15 p.m.
An accident occurred on Ky. Hwy. 109 in Clay. According to Webster County Deputy Cory Patmore, Paul Croft, Jr., 50, Central City, was driving a 1984 Ford Ranger south on Ky. 109 when Croft apparently lost control of the truck when a trailer he was hauling broke free of the hitch. The truck then ran off the road, overturned, and flipped forward, authorities said. A passenger, William Ashby, 50, Central City, was ejected from the truck during the accident. He reportedly suffered injuries to his neck, shoulder, and back, and was taken by ambulance to Regional Medical Center in Madisonville for treatment. Croft wasn’t hurt. Authorities arrested Croft on charges of driving under the influence and transported him to the Webster County Detention Center. His truck sustained very severe damage.
Mon., Dec. 26, 10:45 p.m.
An accident occurred on the Pennyrile Parkway, one mile east of Sebree. According to Webster County Deputy Jay Workins, Donald Ingle, 53, Linton, IN, was driving north on the parkway when he ran into the back of Leamon Holmes, 67, Dixon, who was slowing to take the Ky. Hwy. 56 exit. Authorities said Ingle told them he had “leaned to retrieve an item from the dash of the vehicle” when the accident occurred. A passenger in Ingle’s 2009 Toyota Camry, Martha Lee, 21, Linton, IN, was taken by Webster County EMS to Methodist Hospital in Henderson for treatment. No other injuries were reported. Ingle’s car sustained very severe damage. Holmes’ 1999 Kenworth W900 sustained minor to moderate damage.
KY State Police
Kentucky State Police Post Two in Madisonville reported the following accidents:
Fri., Dec. 16, 6:10 p.m.
An accident occurred at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 41 and Ky. Hwy 260 in Hopkins County. According to Kentucky State Police, Phillip Duncan, 58, Slaughters, was stopped on U.S. 41 at the intersection with Ky. 260 facing south as Roger Kirkwood, 63, Madisonville, was driving south on U.S. 41. Authorities alleged Kirkwood failed to stop behind Duncan before colliding with his 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix. Kirkwood was driving a 1998 Chevrolet pick-up. Duncan and a passenger, Marla Duncan, 59, Slaughters, were taken to Regional Medical Center in Madisonville for treatment. Authorities said Kirkwood refused medical treatment at the scene. Hanson Fire Department and the Hopkins County Ambulance Service assisted at the scene.
Preliminary statistics indicate that three people died in three separate crashes on Kentucky roadways during the Christmas holiday period beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, extending through Monday, Dec. 26, at 11:59 p.m. All of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and two of the victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Hardin, Hart and Warren counties.
Through Dec. 26, 2011, preliminary statistics indicate that 709 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2011. This is 45 less fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2010. There have been 564 motor vehicle fatalities and 287 of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Sixty-four of those crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle. Sixty-one crashes involved a motorcycle and 34 victims were not wearing helmets. Twenty-five crashes involved an ATV and 21 victims weren’t wearing helmets. Fifty-three crashes involved pedestrians and two involved a bicycle.
Two crashes involved a scooter and two involved a horse-drawn vehicle. A total of 118 fatalities have reportedly resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.
Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555. Callers will remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible.
These statistics are still preliminary as KSP waits for all local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to report any crashes and fatalities that may have occurred in their areas. Crash data for this report is generated from the Kentucky Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).
Jailer Terry Elder reported trusties worked a total of 3,688 hours during the week of Dec. 12 to Dec. 18.
Jail maintenance - 2,736 hours; Webster County Road Department - 331 hours; Webster County Water Department - 96 hours; City of Sebree - 80 hours; City of Providence - 160 hours; road sides - 56 hours; dog warden - 53 hours; City of Dixon - 56 hours.
Jail population as of Monday, Dec. 19: Total inmates - 246; county - 11; state - 235.
Webster County Circuit Court
The following court case was filed with Webster County Circuit Court recently:
•John Haynie, 45, pleaded guilty on Dec. 1 to charges of third degree burglary by complicity, a class D felony and theft by unlawful taking less than $500 by complicity, a class A misdemeanor.
On Dec. 13, Webster County Circuit Court Judge Rene´ Williams placed Haynie on five years’ probation and ordered him to pay court costs.
Webster County Grand Jury
The Webster County Grand Jury convened on Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the Webster County court house in Dixon. During the session, the grand jury indicted:
•Uriah Kelley, 30, Louisville, on charges of first degree promoting contraband, a class D felony.
The grand jury also returned a “no true bill” verdict in a court case against Nicholas Hardrick, and continued cases against Tracey Major, Michael Musarra, and Brandon Piper.
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