On May 31 about 7:30 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Seth P’Pool stopped a 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck on U.S. 62 west of Kuttawa for allegedly speeding. Jamie D. Traylor, 22, of Paducah, the driver, was alleged to be under the influence of alcohol.
Following field sobriety tests, he was charged with speeding-15 miles per hour over the limit, and driving under the influence-second offense. He was jailed in the Crittenden County Detention Center.
Also on May 31 about 5 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Keith Suits was on patrol in Old Kuttawa when he was flagged down by a man at the Kuttawa Recreation Area and told someone needed help. Suits found a drowning victim who was already out of the water. He was conscious when found; however, he had been under the water for a considerable amount of time. Suits summoned Lyon County Emergency Medical Services, who transported the victim to Lourdes/Mercy Health Hospital in Paducah for treatment.
About 6:54 p.m. May 30, P’Pool stopped a 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck on Ky. 93 South. Jonathan Taylor, 37, of Marion, the driver was charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license.
Also on May 30 about 12:30 p.m., Suits responded to a burglary complaint at a storage rental facility on Ky. 93 South. He discovered two storage units had been forcibly entered; however, it was undetermined whether anything was stolen from these two burglaries.
The incident remains under investigation by Suits. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to phone 270-388-2311 or anonymously at www.lyonsheriff.com/report-a-crime.html.
About 9:24 p.m. May 29, Deputies Suits and P’Pool were dispatched to a campground on Ky. 93 South on an assault and sex abuse complaint. The incident remains under investigation by sheriff’s deputies with no arrest nor charges at this time.
Also on May 29 at 4:50 p.m., P’Pool and Suits were dispatched to a home on Ky. 818 South on an initial assault and kidnapping complaint. A woman said she arrived earlier at the home to check on family members where she found windows to the home broken out, “blood all over the place, and her boyfriend’s vehicle in an adjacent pond.” Her boyfriend and family members were not present at the home when she arrived.
The woman, who was the reporting party, contacted a family member by phone who had previously been at the home. This person provided additional information, which was sent to law enforcement. She reported her boyfriend and family members had allegedly been held at knifepoint for over three hours by an offender, who also allegedly destroyed the home while he was allegedly high on drugs.
Deputies located the alleged offender, Tyler C. Saucier, 27, of Eddyville, who returned to the property. Saucier was allegedly intoxicated and allegedly using methamphetamine and marijuana. He was arrested at the scene.
Saucier was alleged to have used methamphetamine in the early morning hours. He then allegedly began destroying windows in the home and during the process, he was said to have injured himself. He also allegedly assaulted a man at the home and was accused of holding several persons against their will for a significant period.
During the incident, there was a 1-year-old child in the home, who was unharmed. The alleged victims of the unlawful imprisonment and assault fled the scene prior to the deputies’ arrival. At some point, it is believed the offender also drove one of the victim’s vehicles into an adjacent pond. The vehicle was removed from the pond and found to be unoccupied.
Saucier was charged with driving under the influence-first offense, first-degree possession of controlled substance- methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree criminal mischief, and wanton endangerment (child victim).
He was lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center. The investigation into the felony unlawful imprisonment and assault allegations is continuing by Deputy Sheriff Seth P’Pool.
On May 28 at 9:20 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Sam Adams made a traffic stop on U.S. 62 West. A passenger in the stopped vehicle was alleged to possess marijuana. Zaine C. Geary, 18, of Slaughters, the passenger, was charged with possession of marijuana and cited to Lyon District Court.
Also on May 28 beginning in the evening hours, sheriff’s deputies along with officers of the Eddyville Police Department conducted a Highway Safety detail on U.S. 62 East and West, as well as Ky. 93 South as part of the Click It or Ticket enforcement program. In total, there was one person charged with driving under the influence by Eddyville Police, and three speeding citations were issued, as well as five seat belt citations, and 11 other citations. The sheriff’s officers reported only two minor collisions (one fender bender and one deer collision) during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
At 2:17 p.m. Friday, Sheriff Brent White arrested Joseph A. Landtiser, 38, of Colorado and charged him with being a fugitive from justice. Landtiser was wanted in Iowa on a second-degree sexual abuse charge. He will be held in the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex pending extradition to Iowa, the sheriff’s report said.
Also on Friday at 3:20 p.m., Sheriff White and Deputy Sheriff Keith Suits were dispatched to a single vehicle wreck off Timber Lane approximately five miles southwest of Kuttawa. The sheriff arrived and found the driver and his vehicle high-centered in a ditch and resting on a mailbox post. He was alleged to be intoxicated.
Suits charged Deno C. Pitt, 59, of Gilbertsville, the vehicle’s driver, with driving under the influence-first offense and third-degree criminal mischief.
There were no injuries and Pitt was lodged in Crittenden County Detention Center.
In another Friday incident at 5:30 p.m., Sheriff White served a bench warrant from Lyon Circuit Court on Ashley N. Rollins, 27, of Knoxville, Tennessee alleging failure to appear in court. Rollins was charged in 2020 by Kentucky State Police following a multi-county pursuit on Interstate-24.
She was extradited by Lyon sheriff’s deputies from Knox County, Tennessee. Also, Rollins was served two other arrest warrants by Deputy Sheriffs Joe Witherspoon and Suits from Lyon and Trigg Counties respectively. She was lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center.
On Thursday at noon, Deputy Sheriff Sam Adams arrested Andrew M. Freeman, 34, of Clarksville, Tennessee and charged him on a Lyon Circuit Court Indictment warrant with speeding 26 miles per hour over the limit, reckless driving, license to be in possession, failure of owner to maintain required Insurance-first offense and theft of identity of another without consent.
Freeman was extradited from Montgomery County, Tennessee and jailed in the Crittenden County Detention Center.
On May 30 between 3 a.m. and 4:30 a.m., unknown offenders stole a white, 1999 Chevrolet Astro van from the parking lot of Eddy Creek Resort & Marina. It is believed the same offenders burglarized two storage units at nearby Lakeway Storage and burglarized two additional storage units at the 93 South Mini-Storage business in the south end of the county.
In addition to the stolen van, the offenders also stole a Yeti cooler, a Mud Buddy boat and motor from the Lakeway Storage business. The boat was later recovered on Interstate-69 at the Earlington Exit in Hopkins County; however, the motor had been cut off the rear transom of the boat.
The offenders were driving a Ford F250 or F350, 4x4, white, Crew Cab with a two-tone bottom rocker and a long wheelbase. It is believed there were at least three offenders involved in the thefts and at least two of them are Caucasian.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Nicholas Engler is investigating the stolen van case and Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputies Seth P’Pool and Keith Suits are investigating the storage building burglaries. Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact state police at 270- 856-3721 or Lyon County Sheriff’s Office at 270-388-2311 or 270- 388-0911, or you may remain anonymous at https://www.lyonsheriff.com/report-a-crime.html