August 1, 2013

Alcohol intoxication sends four to jail

By Nita Johnson
Staff Writer

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Being locked out of your home is never a pleasant experience, but a south Laurel woman took her frustration to a level that landed her in jail early Saturday morning.

A disturbance call sent Deputy Josh Scott to an address on Clay Avenue, 10 miles south of London, around 1:45 a.m. Upon arriving at the scene, he found 34-year-old Amanda Wyatt outside the residence with cuts on her hands.

As the investigation developed, Scott learned Wyatt and a male subject had been involved in an argument and Wyatt was locked out of the residence. Wyatt then began throwing moonshine bottles through the windows of the home, disrupting her neighbors, who called police.

Scott determined Wyatt was so intoxicated she was a danger to herself, and she was taken into custody and was checked by Laurel County EMS.

Wyatt was taken to the Laurel County Detention Center following her arrest.

Alcohol was a factor in a Friday morning incident in which a man reportedly spit in his father’s face as he was being taken to jail.

Deputies Josh Scott and Daniel Grigsby responded to a domestic disturbance complaint on White Oak Road just before 1 a.m. on Friday. There they found 25-year-old Tony Oaks of White Oak Road, 13 miles west of London, who had been in an argument. Oaks was charged with fourth-degree assault and alcohol intoxication. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Less than an hour later, Scott and Grigsby responded to another complaint, this time of a loud party on Kermit Jones Road, four miles south of London.

The blaring music and loud voices were causing a disturbance to neighbors.

 After an investigation, it was discovered one person at the residence was wanted. The subject ran out the back door and barricaded himself in a crawlspace under the home. As deputies tried to remove him from his hiding place, the subject — 53-year-old David L. Miller of Kermit Jones Road — becoming belligerent, yelling and cursing. He was additionally charged with alcohol intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, drinking alcoholic beverages in public, and served with an outstanding Laurel County bench warrant.

A second person at the residence, 45-year-old Arlene Miller, also of Kermit Jones Road, was arrested and charged with alcohol intoxication and drinking alcoholic beverages in public. Both were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center following their arrests.