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On Thursday October 12, Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith and SGT Carl Bolton received information that a fugitive wanted on a Bell County Warrant was at a residence on Swan Lake Road off Highway KY 459 south of Barbourville.
After gaining entry into the residence, Sheriff Smith and SGT Bolton located the fugitive, Russell Davenport, hiding inside the residence in the attic.
Russell Davenport was wanted on a Bell County Warrant for Attempted Murder and twelve (12) counts of Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree.
Russell Davenport was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.
Davenport had posted bond on July 24, 2017 for the charges from the Bell County Detention Center.
The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports
A Baxter man is facing multiple charges including trafficking methamphetamine following his arrest on Tuesday.
Eric Albro, 34, was arrested by Loyall City Police Chief Mike Lunsford.
According to the citation, police responded to a complaint of drug activity in the vicinity of the flood wall on KY 840. Lunsford observed Albro, who had two active warrants, getting into a Chevrolet Trailblazer.
Police pulled in and blocked the vehicle. Albro exited the vehicle and police conducted a search, locating a tin can stuck in the front of Albro’s pants containing a green plant material believed to be marijuana. Police also located nine small baggies containing a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine. Albro also had a Crown Royal bag hidden in his pants with a pill fob inside containing multiple pills. A hand-rolled cigarette and a pack of rolling papers were found in the back seat of the vehicle as well as a sandwich bag containing green plant material.
Lunsford was assisted by Loyall City Police Officer Mitch Alford and Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputies Winston Yeary and Dakota Torstrick.
According to Lunsford, the driver of the vehicle was Sharon Morrison, 55, of Baxter. She was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, failure to produce insurance card, no registration plates and no registration receipt. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
WYMT News reports
Laurel County Deputies arrested a woman Wednesday who they say stole $5,487.60 from a restaurant in London.
Deputies believe former Fiesta Mexicana worker Crystal Lynn Caldwell stole the money from the restaurant over a period of time.
“I think she used an old payroll stub from the restaurant and got the routing numbers and proceeded to take money that wasn’t hers,” Laurel County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Gilbert Acciardo said.
Acciardo told WYMT Caldwell used the money to pay rent, make car payments and pay other bills and credit cards off.
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