Local News 12-28-2012

Armed Robbery at a Martin County Arcade

According to the Martin Co. Sheriff's Dept., deputies are currently searching for a man they say robbed an arcade this past weekend. Accroding to the reports, this incident happened on Saturday morning at the Star Light Arcade on KY-40 in Blacklog community. Reports say the man reportedly demanded money before leaving on foot. Officials say its unclear how much money was taken. The Martin Co. S.O. are asking the public for help in identifying the wanted individual. They ask that if anyone haa any information about this robbery, to please contact the department with your information.

Woman Arrested After Writing Cold Checks

A Floyd County woman is behind bars after allegedly writing over a thousand dollars worth of cold checks in Floyd Co. Reports indicate 39-year-old Tracy Lynn Oaks of East Point was been arrested after she reportedly wrote sixteen cold checks to the Prestonsburg Food City during the month of August. No further information has been provided.

A Floyd Co. Jail Inmate Charged with Attacking a Guard

Reports out of Floyd Co. saya an inmate at the Floyd County Detention Center allegedly assaulting a guard. Court records indicate, Jeremy Ison, 39, of Pikeville, has been charged with four counts of third-degree assault for allegedly attacking guard Parker DeRossett. According to the Floyd Co. Times, the complaint filed by DeRossett alleges he opened Ison’s cell door Dec. 12 to give him his tray of food, when the prisoner ran forward and attempted to spit on him. The inmate was forcibly restrained and during the confrontation allegedly bit DeRossett’s left hand. Ison was originally being held in the Floyd Co. jail on a charge of driving under the influence, with a $200 cash bond. His bond has now been set to $50,000 and could see significantl additional time added to his sentence.  Third-degree assault is a class D felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison, and $10,000 in fines.

Accident in Pike Co. on U.S. 23, Leaves 1 Man Dead

According to the KSP in Pikeville, an accident on US 23 south of Pikeville has claimed the life of Lexington man.  Andrew Logan, 66 of Lexington, Ky. was killed Wednesday after his car was hit by an SUV that was attempting to turn onto the highway and pulled into the path of his car. The driver of the SUV and his three passengers were all hurt in the crash. Troopers say Logan was not wearing a seat belt. No word if any charges will be filed in the accident. KSP is continuing to investigate this accident.

3 Men Arrested in a Boyd Co. Burglary, Could be Involved in Others

Three men have been arrested and charged with a Christmas night burglary in Boyd County. The burglary happened at a house in the 7600-block of U.S. Route 60 about 7 p.m. According to the Boyd County Sheriff's office, they say a tip led them to a house where three men were breaking into a house.  Deputies said they spotted a blue Jeep with 2 men inside, that had left the scene. Deputies followed the vehicle to a house in the 900-block of Route 60. Deputies approached the vehicle and questioned the occupants and two of the men admitted to the burglary. Deputies arrested Mike McClements, 22, of Greenup Co, Gregory Stith, 27, of Raceland and Eric Maddix, 26, of Ashland. Each man has been charged with one count of burglary. The Boyd Co. Sheriff’s Office says the same vehicle is believed to be involved in other burglaries in Boyd County and Ashland. Other arrests and charges are pending.

Aid for heating emergencies begins Jan. 7

Big Sandy Area Community Action Program is preparing for the next stage of heating assistance. Big Sandy ACAP will begin accepting applications Jan. 7 for the crisis component of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until March 31, or until funds are depleted. The crisis portion of LIHEAP is intended to assist households experiencing heating emergencies. Households are considered to be in a home heating crisis in any of the following circumstances:

• The household is within four days of running out of fuel if bulk fuel (coal, fuel oil, propane, kerosene, or wood) is the primary heating source.
• The household has received a disconnect notice if natural gas or electric is the heating source.
• The household’s home heating costs are included in the rent and the household has received an eviction notice for non-payment of rent.

To be eligible for Crisis assistance, households must verify their address, verify a heating crisis exists and meet federal income eligibility guidelines. Applicants also must apply in their county of residence. In addition, applicants must present the following:

• Proof of household income for prior month;
• Birthdates for all household members;
• Social security card or official documentation with social security numbers for each member of household.

Big Sandy ACAP provided $1.3 million to 8,543 households in Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin and Pike counties during LIHEAP’s subsidy component. Applications will be taken at the following BSACAP service offices from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Floyd County
60 Court Street
Allen, Ky

Johnson County
230 Court Street
Paintsville, Ky.

Magoffin County
131 S. Church Street
Salyersville, Ky.

Martin County
387 E. Main Street
Inez, Ky.

Pike County
478 Town Mountain Road
Pikeville, Ky.