About 7:05 p.m. Sunday, Deputy Sheriff Joe Witherspoon was dispatched to the area of U.S. 62 and Ky. 295 in Kuttawa for a vehicle versus deer collision. No injuries were reported in the minor wreck.
On Saturday, 2021 at 1:20 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Seth P’Pool was dispatched to a disturbance at the Huck’s Travel Center in Kuttawa. He contacted a woman who had complained that a male semi-truck driver’s dog had attempted to attack her small dog as she was letting it relieve itself. The woman said she asked the man to restrain his dog; however, he allegedly started yelling, cursing, screaming, and threatening her.
The woman was fearful the man’s dog was also going to attack her because of its behavior. P’Pool contacted the man, who was still cursing and yelling. “He determined the subject was manifestly under the influence of alcohol,” and arrested him. His dog was released to a girlfriend at the scene.
The man was identified as Timothy S. Spellman, 55, of Otto, N.C. He was charged with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place and jailed in the Crittenden County Detention Center.
On Friday at 10:09 p.m., Deputy Keith Suits was on patrol on U.S. 641 approximately a half-mile north of Eddyville when he observed a northbound Nissan, with an equipment violation, traveling at 74 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone. Suits turned around and the driver allegedly sped up and fled from Suits. After Suits caught up to the vehicle, the driver continued to disregard the officer’s lights and siren before fleeing into Caldwell County on U.S. 641.
In Fredonia, she drove through residential yard areas before becoming stuck in a ditch. The driver then exited her vehicle and attempted to flee on foot while trying to eat unknown types of pills. She was tased, which stopped her flight. She was taken into custody without further incident. She was examined by Caldwell County Emergency Medical Service on the scene, but not transported.
The driver was identified as Stephanie A. Miles, 42, of Eddyville. She was charged with speeding, one headlight, first-degree fleeing/evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment, third-degree criminal mischief, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest, and DUI- third offense. She also has a pending charge of driving on a DUI suspended license-first offense. She was lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center.
Note: see attached mugshot photo of this offender.
On Thursday, Deputy Sam Adams served a criminal summons on Stephen Clark, 37 of Eddyville, charging him with theft by deception under $500 (cold check).
Also on Thursday at 12:05 p.m., school resource officer Deputy Chris Smith charged two male juveniles at the Lyon County High School with Disorderly Conduct following a physical fight complaint and disturbance at the school. The juveniles were released to the custody of their parents/guardians.
Last Wednesday at 10:55 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Joe Witherspoon responded to Days Inn Drive in Kuttawa regarding a disturbance. Once on scene, he determined the incident involved a physical domestic dispute between a man and woman. Witherspoon charged Martin J. Harper, 47, of Dansville, N.Y. with fourth-degree assault. The victim declined medical attention at the scene. Harper was lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center.
On February 23, at 8:30 a.m., Deputy Sheriff Keith Suits served an indictment warrant on Jonathan R. McCoy, 43, of Princeton, charging him with receiving stolen property under $10,000, second-degree arson, and being first-degee persistent felony offender.
The indictment resulted from an investigation by Sheriff Brent White in 2020 involving a stolen vehicle and arson incident near Kuttawa. McCoy is also the same offender charged by Kentucky State Police in the Trigg County murder of an elderly female from 2020. He remains lodged in the Christian County Jail.
On Feb 18 at 1:14 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Sam Adams was dispatched to a reported burglary off Chestnut Oak Road near Kuttawa. The investigation revealed the victim was conducting some work on his property when he discovered someone had forcibly entered an outbuilding. Once inside, the building the burglar rummaged through and items were stolen. If anyone has information concerning this burglary, please contact the sheriff’s office at 270- 388-2311.