News Center 22 2/1/16

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On Friday morning at 6:15 Bell County Dispatch received a call from the manager of Save-A-Lot grocery store on highway 119 in Pineville regarding a break-in. Responding to the scene were Bell County Deputies Joel Quillen, Nick Capps, and Detective Jared Smith, later to be joined by Chief Deputy Gary Lambdin and Sheriff Mitch Williams.
After gathering evidence and viewing store surveillance, Detective Smith states that two males dressed in dark clothing and ski masks entered the store by cutting holes in the roof and dropping down into the building. Once inside, the men then removed the safe from the office onto the loading dock area. The safe was recovered at the loading dock of the adjacent Family Dollar Store and had been cut into with the contents and a large amount of cash removed. The store was closed during this investigation, but re-opened before noon.

Sgt. Smith states that this is an active investigation and is requesting assistance from the public in identifying those responsible for this burglary. If you have any information please call the Bell County Sheriff’s Department at 606-337-3102 or Bell County Dispatch at 606-337-6174. All calls will be kept confidential.

Also assisting on scene with ladders for the deputies was the Bell County Volunteer Fire Department.


The Daily News reports

A man working on a roof fell approximately 20 feet off his ladder Friday morning, according to a news release from the Frakes Volunteer Fire Department.

Bell County Dispatch sent the FVFD around 11:40 a.m. to Henderson Settlement to assist in setting up a landing zone for Air Evac to respond to an injury call.

According to FVFD Assistant Fire Chief Jason Partin, the fire department found that an employee of Green Construction Company, Jimmy Moyers, had been doing some repairs to the roof at one of Henderson Settlement’s Mission Dorms and had fallen off the ladder and to the ground.

Bell County EMS had already started treatment on the patient and had loaded him into the ambulance when the fire department arrived.

Air Evac was unable to land in one of the designated landing areas that are mapped for the Frakes community due to ground saturation from the recent snowfall and run off. Because of this, a section of KY 190 around the three-mile marker was closed down for approximately 20 minutes in order to load the patient so that he could be airlifted to the hospital.

When leaving the scene Moyers was in stable condition according to the release, but the extent of his injuries at time of Air Evac’s departure from the scene is unknown.


A Harrogate, Tennessee man indicted late last year for alleged threats against a Middlesboro church and others was released on bond Jan. 28.

David Brandon Luntsford, 36, was arrested on the charges on Sept. 18. Luntsford was booked into the Bell County Detention Center on Sept. 19 and had remained incarcerated since that time, held on a full cash $25,000 bond.

He made the bond Thursday.

Luntsford was indicted on three counts – second-degree terroristic threatening, third-degree terroristic threatening and harassing communications.

According to earlier reports, Luntsford was arrested after allegedly making threats against a local pastor, church and school on his Facebook page.


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Updated: February 1, 2016 — 4:04 PM

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