• On Friday, Dec. 16, around 1:17 p.m., Chief Deputy Sam Adams responded to a two-vehicle collision in Kuttawa on Lakeshore Drive. The sheriff’s office said investigation revealed a 2015 Toyota RAV4, driven by Roy D. Maynard, 93, of Kuttawa, was at a stop sign at the intersection of Vista Drive and Lakeshore Drive when he pulled into the path of a 2016 Nissan Rogue driven by Theresa M. Griffith, 66, of Eddyville. There were no injuries reported in the collision, according to the sheriff’s office.
• On Monday, Dec. 19, around 1:39 p.m., Deputy Lori Francis served a Simpson County bench warrant on Kentla D. Turner, 30, of Franklin, charging her with failure to appear in court, according to the sheriff’s office. Turner was lodged in the Ross-Cash Correctional Complex, pending extradition to Simpson County.
• On Monday, Dec. 19, around 8 p.m., Deputy David Carroll did a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of KY 819 and Jack Thomason Road. The sheriff’s office said the vehicle was driven by Larry D. Loveless, 41, of Salem, and that a passenger in Loveless’ vehicle was a person he was prohibited by court order from having contact with. Loveless was arrested and charged with contempt of court/resistance to order, according to the sheriff’s office. He was lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center.
• On Tuesday, Dec. 20, around 3:12 p.m., Sheriff Brent White responded to a two-vehicle collision on US 62 at the I-24 interchange in Kuttawa. The sheriff’s office said investigation revealed a 2018 GMC Acadia, driven by Louis W. Elliott, 67, of Paducah, exited the I-24 west bound off-ramp, and pulled into the path of a 2011 GMC Terrain, driven by Richard N. Thompson, 55, of Kuttawa. The sheriff’s office said there were no injuries reported; however, both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.
• On Tuesday, Dec. 20, around 9 p.m., Deputy Carroll, along with Kentucky State Police and the Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office, located Mitchell T. Peek, 35, of Marion. The sheriff’s office said Peek was the subject of multiple warrants and is a suspect in an ongoing criminal investigation in Lyon County.
Deputy Carroll charged Peek with two probation violation warrants from Lyon Circuit Court, and a violation of KY EPO/DVO warrant from Lyon District Court, according to the sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office also said KSP Trooper Nick Engler charged Peek with fleeing/evading police-first-degree (on foot), wanton endangerment second-degree and criminal mischief third-degree. Peek was lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center.
• On Wednesday, Dec. 21, around 8:45 a.m., Chief Deputy Adams arrested Dustin Cooper, 44, of Bowling Green, and charged him with a Caldwell Circuit Court indictment warrant on trafficking in a controlled substance first-degree, first offense (greater than two grams of methamphetamine), possession of marijuana, and persistent felony offender I, according to the sheriff’s office. Cooper was also charged with a Caldwell Circuit Court warrant on contempt of court, the sheriff’s office said. He was lodged in Caldwell County Jail.
• On Wednesday, Dec. 21, around 9:30 a.m., Deputy Francis served a criminal summons on Jose C. Pacheco, 26, of Mayfield. The sheriff’s office said Pacheco was charged with theft by deception — $1,000 to $10,000. He was given a court date to appear in Graves District Court.
• On Wednesday, Dec. 21, around 9:40 a.m., the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office obtained additional evidence indicating a structure fire, which destroyed a lake subdivision home on Nov. 30 in the south end of Lyon County, was not an accidental fire as originally thought, but rather an intentionally set fire, according to the sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s office said a 16-year-old juvenile, who was originally charged with arson third-degree pertaining to this incident, was arraigned on this date after seeing his charges amended to arson second-degree, in addition to the following offenses he has already been charged with: theft of a firearm, and two counts of solicitation to commit assault, first-degree. The sheriff’s office said the juvenile was lodged in the McCracken Regional Juvenile Detention Center.
• On Thursday, Dec. 22, around 11:50 a.m., Chief Deputy Adams responded to a two-vehicle collision in Kuttawa on US 62 at Days Inn Drive. The sheriff’s office said investigation revealed a 2007 Ford Edge driven by Patricia A. Johnson, 64, of Lenoir, Tennessee, was turning off US 62 West onto Days Inn Drive when she pulled into the path of a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Donnie Prowell, 35, of Eddyville. The sheriff’s office said there were no injuries reported in this collision.
• By Friday, Dec. 23, at noon, Lyon County had reported nine slide-offs and five minor collisions because of the inclement weather, according to the sheriff’s office.