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Breathitt County Barber Issued a Criminal Summons for Harassment (Updated)

(All information in this report is verified by witnesses, and court documents) Breathitt County Barber, Ryan Messer was issued a Criminal Summons on August 18th, 2021 by Breathitt County Sheriff John Hollan for the alleged offense of Harassment. Messer is the owner of Steel Blade Cuts Located on College Ave. In Jackson, KY. The Complaint […]

Death Investigation KSP Press Release NEWS

Kentucky State Police Conducts Death Investigation in Martin County

Inez, KY. (August 21, 2021) – The Kentucky State Police Pikeville Post received a call from Martin County 911 dispatch on August 19, 2021, regarding a call of an unresponsive female. KSP investigators responded to a residence on Tomahawk Road where they located 22 year old Brooklyn Sloas unresponsive inside the residence. Sloas was pronounced dead at […]

Auto Accident Death Investigation KSP Press Release NEWS

Kentucky State Police Investigates Fatal Collision in Floyd County

Betsy Layne, KY. (August 13, 2021) – Kentucky State Police Pikeville Post received a call on August 12, 2021, at 8:51 p.m. reporting a single vehicle collision had occurred on US 23 in the Betsy Layne community of Floyd County. A trooper from Post 9 responded and began the investigation. The initial investigation indicated Bobby Blackburn, 62 […]

Eastern District of Kentucky NEWS U.S. Department of Justice

Perry County Woman Pleads Guilty to Union Embezzlement

LONDON, Ky. – A Bulan, Ky., woman, Linda Shepherd, 54, pleaded guilty on Monday, June 28, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Hanly A. Ingram, to embezzling assets from a labor union.    According to Shepherd’s guilty plea agreement, from April 2011 to March 2018, she was employed as the financial secretary of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 14637, […]

Drug Related Eastern District of Kentucky NEWS U.S. Department of Justice

Atlanta Area Man Convicted of Armed Methamphetamine Trafficking

Defendant was the last of twelve convicted in large Methamphetamine Conspiracy LONDON, Ky. – An Ellenwood, Georgia man was convicted late Thursday, by a federal jury sitting in London, of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.            Following a four-day trial before United States District Judge Robert E. Wier, […]