Pulaski County, KY Crime & Safety

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Deputies search for stolen hunting dog

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) -Pulaski County deputies are trying to find a stolen hunting dog. The dog is described as a German Short-Haired Pointer, a pheasant hunting dog, worth about $1800. The owner told deputies the dog was in a kennel and that there was no sign it escaped. If...
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Trial date set for Pulaski man charged with shooting McCreary County deputy

A Pulaski County man accused of shooting a McCreary County deputy sheriff is set to stand trial this January. Mark Lynn Dungan, 50, of Science Hill, appeared in McCreary Circuit Court last week -- learning his three-day trial will begin on January 19 of next year. Dungan had been scheduled to stand trial last October on charges of Attempted Murder of a Police Officer, first-degree Fleeing or Evading Police (Motor Vehicle), first-degree Wanton Endangerment (Police Officer), first-degree Criminal Mischief, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Resisting Arrest, and Convicted Felon in Possession of a Handgun before the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a halt to in-person court proceedings.
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KSP Announces Traffic Safety Checkpoints

The Kentucky State Police Post 11 in London, which provides coverage for Clay, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley counties, has announced they will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at various locations. The checkpoints are an effort to enforce traffic laws, especially seatbelt adherence, sobriety, insurance and registration violations. A complete list of traffic safety checkpoints location can be found at http://kentuckystatepolice.org/post-locations/post-11/post-11-checkpoints/
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Pulaski County Man Arrested And Charged With Murder

The Pulaski County Sheriffs Office has announced that a Eubank man has been charged with murder. 34-year old Jesse Roberts was arrested following a report of a robbery on R.D. Floyd Road on July 17th. Deputies determined that an altercation had occurred between 49-year old David Naylor and Roberts. Roberts and Ryan Davis told deputies that Naylor had attempted to rob Roberts he struck Naylor in the head. Information gathered by detectives contradicted Roberts and Davis’s initial claims of the robbery attempt by Naylor. Naylor was found dead at his home sometime later with “obvious head injuries.” Roberts has been charged with murder, first-degree burglary, tampering with physical evidence, and first-degree possession of a controlled substance. Roberts’ bond has been set at $250,000.
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Eubank, Kentucky Man taken into Custody for Murder and Burglary

SOMERSET, KY - Sheriff Greg Speck is reporting that on Thursday, July 29, 2021 a Eubank man was arrested for Murder and Burglary. Detective Lieutenant Bobby Jones of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office reported at 7:35 p.m. Thursday that Jesse Roberts, age 34, of Eubank, had been taken into custody by the Sheriff’s Office on an arrest warrant.
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SPD: False alarm on potential shooter

Reports of an active shooter in the area Saturday, possibly around Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, had nothing to them, according to the Somerset Police Department. There had been reports Saturday about a potentially dangerous situation at the hospital. Somerset-Pulaski County Special Response Team Chief Doug Baker, while not involved, noted to the Commonwealth Journal that he was aware of police scanner traffic about the possibility of a shooter.
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Eubank man arrested for murder, burglary

SOMERSET, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 34-year-old Eubank, Ky., man has been charged with murder, burglary, evidence tampering and drug possession in connection with the death of another man earlier this month. According to Pulaski County Sheriff’s Greg Speck, Det. Lt. Bobby Jones charged Jesse Roberts Thursday evening. He is being...
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PCSO arrests Eubank man on murder charge

A Eubank man has been been arrested for murder and burglary. Detective Lieutenant Bobby Jones of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office reported at 7:35 p.m. Thursday that Jesse Roberts, 34, of Eubank, has been taken into custody on an arrest warrant charging him with murder and burglary. According to Jones,...
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Sheriff weighs in on treasurer's county police comments

Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck has opinions about Tuesday's fiscal court meeting and ongoing discussions around park security. Though not present at this week's meeting, the sheriff figured prominently in an exchange between District 4 Magistrate Mark Ranshaw and Pulaski County Deputy Judge-Executive Dan Price over what law enforcement agency should supervise park security officers.
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Eubank man granted shock probation for alcohol-related wreck

A local man sentenced to three years in prison after his probation was revoked in June has been granted shock probation after serving two months. Franklin Dee Foley, 48, of Eubank, was released from the Pulaski County Detention Center after an order granting shock probation was filed July 8 in Pulaski Circuit Court.
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Somerset man facing 7 years in prison over catalytic converter thefts

A Somerset man involved in a string of catalytic converter thefts dating back to March has pleaded guilty through the Rocket Docket. Commonwealth's Attorney David Dalton announced that 31-year-old Gregory John Turpin of Somerset pleaded guilty Thursday in Pulaski Circuit Court to two counts of felony theft by unlawful taking and three counts of felony criminal mischief – all related to catalytic converter theft.
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Campbell graduates with Department of Criminal Justice Training Class 517 Basic Training

David B. Campbell, a deputy with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is among 25 new graduates of the basic training academy. "Today, your hard work in the academy has officially paid off, and we look forward to the good work you will do once you return home to your communities," said Gov. Beshear. "Thank you for your commitment to creating a safer commonwealth for all Kentucky's families."
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Price responds to backlash regarding PC Park

Deputy Judge-Executive Dan Price has responded to social media backlash over a recent Fiscal Court discussion about hiring security for the county's park system. During the July 13 meeting as Dep. Judge Price was answering questions about the recommendation for security, he discussed recent incidents where a park volunteer had been followed home from Firebrook and White Lily facilities had been broken into. For the county's largest and busiest park, Pulaski County Park, Price noted that a significant problem had been vandalism with other concerns being kids on golf carts and people staying "all hours of the night" who weren't camping. As the discussion continued, he commented as quoted in the July 16 edition: