On Jan. 2, Deputy Sheriff Keith Suits responded to a burglary and theft complaint off KY 274 and Birdie Bannister Road. The victim reported a large number of items stolen from multiple locations on the property. At least two buildings had been burglarized on the property and a walk-behind brush mower, a cast iron stove, wood stove piping, 3x8 sheets of metal, a traditional push mower, drywall, plywood, rolls of insulation, wire shelves, various hand tools and other items were stolen.

The total loss is believed to amount to $15,000. There are no suspects. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 270-388-2311 or you may remain anonymous www.lyonsheriff.com/report-a- crime.html.

On Jan. 1, Deputy Sheriff Joe Witherspoon stopped a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis in Kuttawa on U.S. 62 at Dooms Chapel Road. Joseph M. Gillaspie, 40, of Kuttawa, the driver, was charged with improper registration plate, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, no insurance, and failure to surrender a revoked operator’s license.

On Dec. 31, about 8:30 p.m., Deputy Sheriffs Seth P’Pool and Joe Witherspoon were dispatched to a vehicle parked in Bennett Jones Road, north of Eddyville. There they charged Melanie K. Ford, 58, of Eddyville, with driving under the influence-first offense (controlled substance), first-degree possession of a controlled substance-lllegal possession of a legend drug, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia possession, and prescription not in proper container.

She was lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center.

Also Dec. 31 about 5:50 p.m., Witherspoon and P’Pool were requested to assist Kentucky State Police in a vehicular pursuit which was coming into Lyon County, eastbound on Interstate-24 from the Livingston County line. The pursued vehicle had allegedly been in a hit/run collision in McCracken County and the driver fled from state police when a trooper tried to stop him in Marshall County.

Witherspoon and P’Pool were patrolling tornado damaged areas when they received the call, and travelled to Exit 45 and set up tire deflation devices. The suspect vehicle impacted those devices with all four tires and continued fleeing east on I-24. The driver slowed from his previous speeds of more than 100 miles per hour and traveled approximately three to four miles before colliding with a commercial vehicle.

The driver, later identified as Tommy G. Harris, 57, of Rolla, Missouri, exited the vehicle and fled on foot before being tased by a state police trooper. He was taken into custody without further incident.

Harris was charged with multiple offenses by Kentucky State Police and later lodged in the McCracken County Detention Center.

At 8:10 a.m. Dec. 28, Sheriff Brent White served two arrest warrants on Jeana L. Sweeney, 38,of Central City, charging her with failure to pay fines and costs in two unrelated Muhlenberg District Court cases.

She is lodged in the Ross-Cash Complex.

Also on Dec. 28 at 2:30 p.m., Sheriff White, Chief Deputy Sheriff Sam Adams, and Deputy Sheriff Joe Witherspoon were dispatched to a disturbance on Robin Lane in the Old Eddyville area.

Following investigation Terry L. Duncan, 48, of Eddyville, allegedly assaulted a woman and fled the residence prior to law enforcement’s arrival. He was located on Main Street in Old Eddyville by Adams and Witherspoon. White arrested Duncan and charged him with second-degree strangulation.

He was lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center.