At 1:15. a.m. Sunday, deputies from the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department responded to a complaint regarding a disturbance on Magnolia Street in Kuttawa. Upon arrival, they located an injured woman who claimed a man had assaulted her.
Deputy Sheriff Joe Witherspoon located Gary E. Hopper, 62, of Kuttawa and charged him with fourth-degree assault-minor injury.
He was jailed in the Crittenden County Detention Center.
On Saturday shortly after 12:30 p.m., the Lyon County Sheriff’s officers and Lyon County Emergency Medical Service were summoned to a home on Ky. 295 north of Kuttawa where they located an elderly woman who was injured, found to be malnourished, dehydrated, and septic. The woman victim had life-threatening injuries and was transported to Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Sheriff’s deputies detained a male caregiver at the home and transported him to the sheriff’s office for further investigation. A search warrant affidavit was subsequently petitioned to District Court with the assistance of the Commonwealth Attorney. The search warrant was granted for the home and deputies later seized multiple items of alleged evidence. Also, deputies documented numerous items by way of video and photographs related to the investigation. William D. Hammonds, 50, of Kuttawa was identified as the woman’s only caregiver. Hammonds was charged with wantonly abusing or neglecting an adult. He was lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center.
“Unfortunately, on Sunday … just after 10 a.m., the victim in this case succumbed to her injuries and died at Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Her name is being withheld until next-of-kin can be properly notified,” a news release from Sheriff Brent White said.
A forensic autopsy of the victim is pending at the Western Kentucky Regional Medical Examiner’s office in Madisonville later this week. Charges pertaining to this incident and Hammonds will potentially be upgraded in the coming days/weeks. Hammonds remains in Crittenden County Detention Center under a $50,000 cash bond.
Deputy Sheriff Sam Adams is the lead investigator. He was assisted in this investigation by multiple deputies from the sheriff’s office, Lyon County EMS, Kentucky Department for Community Based Services/Adult Protective Services Division, 56th Circuit Commonwealth Attorney’s office, and the McCracken County coroner’s office.
Also on Saturday, Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputies were notified of a vehicular pursuit coming into Lyon County from Caldwell County on U.S. 641. As Caldwell County law enforcement personnel pursued the vehicle into Lyon County, Deputy Sheriffs Seth P’Pool and Joe Witherspoon set up tire deflation devices on U.S. 641.
The vehicle being pursued, a 2012 Chevrolet Impala, impacted the devices and turned toward two on-coming vehicles as if the driver was going to intentionally collide with them. The driver then turned onto Depot Road, just north of Eddyville. The driver continued to flee on Depot Road before getting the vehicle stuck at the end of the dead-end road. Officers quickly detained the man driving and a woman passenger.
The driver was allegedly a wanted fugitive and was allegedly the same person who was pursued by Sheriff White into Caldwell County on Sept. 28 before the pursuit was turned over to Caldwell and Princeton law enforcement. He was identified as Jason A. McGregor, 28, of Princeton.
McGregor was charged on multiple arrest warrants by Caldwell County law enforcement, and by Deputy Joe Witherspoon with first-degree fleeing/evading police, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, third-degree criminal mischief, operating on a suspended/revoked license, and possession of marijuana.
He was lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center.
Witherspoon charged McGregor’s passenger, Kaitlyn B. Prowell, 23, of Salem, with first-degree fleeing/evading police by complicity, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment by complicity, and four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer.
Prowell was lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center.
About 2:15 p.m. Friday, Sheriff Brent White pulled up to the courthouse parking lot and observed a woman approach a man with her car after the man exited his vehicle. The woman was alleged to be the subject of a court order restraining her from having any contact and communication with the man subject and she also was allegedly ordered previously “to be at all times no closer than 500 feet away from the male.”
White confirmed the court order in the NCIC database and subsequently detained the woman. Season L. Day, 53, of Kuttawa was later charged with violation of a Kentucky Emergency Protective Order/Domestic Violence Order.
She was lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center.
On Thursday about 4 p.m., Eddyville Police Officer Shannon Oliver observed a vehicle at an Eddyville business which had been the subject of a police BOLO on Sept. 29, following a hit/run collision in Suwanee.
Sheriff Brent White went to the local business and detained the driver who was confirmed to be the same one involved in the earlier collision. Also, the vehicle was confirmed to be the same one in the collision. The vehicle was impounded and the driver, identified as Garland E. Springs, 63, of Eddyville, who was detained and subsequently charged by Deputy Sheriff Seth P’Pool with leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, second offense, operating vehicle with expired operator’s license, no registration receipt, no registration plate (canceled registration).
Last Wednesday about 11 a.m., Deputy Sheriff Seth P’Pool charged Beverly A. Dukes, 54, of Calvert City, on a Lyon District Court bench warrant alleging failure to appear on a theft case from 2019.
Dukes was lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center.
On Oct. 5 about 12:30 p.m., Sheriff Brent White received a complaint from a person who owned a vehicle parked at a residence in Lyon County. When the woman returned to her vehicle, she found it had a slashed tire, damage to the paint, and blunt force damage to the hood area.
On the same day about 4 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Sam Adams and Sheriff Brent White interviewed Michael J. McClanahan, 29, of Kuttawa regarding this investigation. McClanahan was subsequently charged by the sheriff with first-degree criminal mischief in connection with the damage to the vehicle. The investigation is continuing.
On Oct. 3 about 5:30 p.m. Deputy Sheriff Joe Witherspoon and Sheriff Brent White responded to a disturbance complaint on Cinder Lane, South of Suwanee. Upon arrival, they located a man outside of a residence who had been pepper-sprayed. A woman was barricaded in the residence and eventually came out to speak with police. The woman allegedly engaged in an argument with the man regarding another woman and subsequently allegedly assaulted him with pepper-spray.
At the time, the man was out of custody on multiple bond conditions from previous incidents. One of the bond conditions was that he have no contact nor communication with the woman. Both the man and woman were arrested by Witherspoon.
The woman, Elisha D. Armstrong, 40, of Kuttawa, was charged with fourth-degree assault-minor injury. The man, Jacob H. Armstrong, 37, of Kuttawa was charged with contempt of court/resistance to order.
Both subjects were jailed in the Crittenden County Detention Center.