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One Person Killed, Another In The Hospital Following Shooting In Wooten Community

On Monday, September 19, 2022, at approximately 12:40 A.M, Kentucky State Police, Post 13, Hazard, received a 911 call in reference to a shooting on Leeco Road, in the Wooton Community of Leslie County. Troopers and Detectives responded to the scene and investigated. Preliminary investigation indicated that a domestic disturbance...
WOOTON, KY
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One dead, another injured in Leslie Co. shooting, troopers say

LESLIE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky State Police detectives are investigating a shooting in Leslie County. Troopers said they were called to a shooting on Leeco Road in the Wooton Community early Monday morning. Once they arrived at the scene, they said a “domestic disturbance led to several individuals sustaining...
LESLIE COUNTY, KY
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KSP Investigating Fatal Shooting in Leslie Co

On Monday, September 19, 2022, at approximately 12:40 A.M, Troopers with the Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard, received a 911 call in reference to a shooting on Leeco Road, in the Wooton Community of Leslie Co. Troopers and Detectives responded to the scene and investigated. Preliminary investigation indicated that a domestic disturbance led to several individuals sustaining injuries from gunfire. Eric Sturgill, 20, of Wooton, was pronounced deceased on scene by the Leslie County Coroners Office. Rodney Fouts, 51, of Wooton was transported by ambulance to Hazard A.R.H but later transferred to U.K Medical Center to be treated for gunshot wounds. Charges are pending based on the conclusion of the investigation. This incident remains under investigation by Detective Robbie Dials.
WOOTON, KY
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Post 10 Troopers honored by KSP

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) honored 75 troopers and officers at its annual sworn awards ceremony in Lexington recently, with four of those Troopers being from KSP Post 10, Harlan. According to a press release, the ceremony honors those who put on a uniform each day to patrol Kentucky’s neighborhoods,...
LEXINGTON, KY
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Man Arrested After Allegedly Burglarizing Home Of Ex-Girlfriend

A man out of Floyd County is now in jail for allegedly burglarizing the home of his ex-girlfriend. Officials were called to the home, on Harold’s Branch in Pikeville, over a report that 46-year-old Shane Hicks, of Garrett had broken in while the woman’s 15-year-old daughter was home alone. Officers report that Hicks entered the house through a window, took several items, then left.
PIKEVILLE, KY
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‘I didn’t have him there this time’: Floyd County family recovering from flooding after death of father, husband

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - In late July, severe flooding damaged many homes, businesses, and other properties in the Wayland community of Floyd County. “Out of all the flooding that I’ve dealt with, that was the worst,” said Michael Caudill, whose home received damage from flood waters. “I’ve never seen water rise as quick and come in as quick as what that did.”
FLOYD COUNTY, KY
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Video footage leads to arrest of two men for criminal mischief

A pair of men face charges including theft and criminal mischief after allegedly breaking into vehicles and taking items they found inside. Brent Edward Hammonds, 21, and Takota Hagle, 18, both of Harlan, were arrested on Monday, Sept. 12, by Harlan City Police Officer K. Helton on complaint warrants obtained by Harlan City Police Officer Mark Saylor.
HARLAN, KY

KSP: Letcher woman attempted to bring drugs into jail

A Letcher County woman was arrested on several charges after, police said, she attempted to bring drugs into the Kentucky River Regional Jail. According to an arrest citation written by Kentucky State Police Trooper Adam Baker, on Sept. 15, the agency received a call from the Daniel Boone Motel reporting that a man and woman had been asked to leave the premises, but had refused and were suspected of breaking into the bar beside the motel earlier in teh day.
LETCHER COUNTY, KY
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Man charged with breaking into ex-girlfriend’s home

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A Floyd County man was taken to jail for allegedly burglarizing his ex-girlfriend’s home. Police were called to the woman’s home at Harold’s Branch in Pikeville, over a report that Shane Hicks, 46, of Garrett, had broken into the house while only the woman’s 15-year-old daughter was at home. Police say Hicks entered the house through a window and took several items.
PIKEVILLE, KY

PPD: DUI driver assaulted officer after crash

A Floyd woman was arrested on several charges after an incident in which she allegedly crashed her vehicle while driving intoxicated, then assaulted the responding Prestonsburg Police officer. According to the arrest citation, on Sept. 11, PPD Officer Keegan Williams and other officers responded to a call reporting a vehicle...
PRESTONSBURG, KY
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Man Arrested On Drug Trafficking Charges

An update from the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department:. Deputies were following up on a drug investigation in the Garrett community when they located the suspected vehicle. Deputies stopped the vehicle in the Stonecoal area and discovered nearly 100 grams of crystal meth along with other illegal drugs and paraphernalia.
FLOYD COUNTY, KY