Lyon County Sheriff's weekly report


The following narratives are compiled from reports provided by Lyon County Sheriff Brent White:

• Dec. 26 -- A disturbance complaint last week led to the arrest of a Paducah man wanted in five counties across western Kentucky and southern Illinois.

Deputy Seth P'Pool arrested Travis L. Whitehair, 22, after responding to a disturbance complaint at a residence on Ky. 295 North near the Crittenden County line.

P'Pool responded to a report of several speople who appeared to be arguing in the driveway of a home in the area. Upon arrival just before 5 p.m., the deputy detained three people believed to be involved in the dispute. According to the report, Whitehair was a passenger in the vehicle.

Whitehair was a fugitive from Lyon, Crittenden and Calloway counties in Kentucky and Perry and Massac counties in Illinois. He also had an active parole violation warrant for his arrest in Kentucky dating from mid-September.

All the warrants were for theft-related charges. Five separate incidents in Kentucky alone totaled almost $3,000 in cold checks.

Whitehair was jailed in the Crittenden County Detention Center.

The remaining people in the vehicle were released with no charges.

The sheriff's office was assisted by Eddyville Police Department.

• Dec. 20 -- A Princeton man who wrecked his vehicle on Ky. 1943 on Dec. 20 is facing drug and tampering charges.

Carl R. Belt, 47, was taken into custody by Deputy Sam Adams after the officer found the suspect walking way from the scene of the single-vehicle crash around 3 p.m. The deputy reported Belt to have a white substance on his mouth and his speech to be slurred, believed to be due to something in his mouth.

When the officer asked the man to open his mouth, he reportedly saw a "round white pill or plastic with white substance in it." Belt allegedly refused to spit out the item and swallowed it. Five Suboxone strips, a narcotic pain reliever, were also reportedly located in Belt's pocket.

He was charged with second-degree possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.

While waiting on a tow truck, the suspect's wife, Beverlie Belt, arrived and told Adams that she was driving the vehicle when she fell asleep and wrecked.

She reportedly told the officer they had walked in different directions to get help.