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February 18, 2014

Woman arrested after fleeing police

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

An East Bernstadt woman is set for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday for fleeing a police officer last week.

Emma Osborne, 37, of 7230 North U.S. 25, was arrested on Thursday afternoon by Laurel County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Back and Deputy James Sizemore on charges of first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle. Osborne remained in the Laurel County Detention Center on Friday afternoon on a $5,000 bond, posted at 10 percent.

Osborne was arrested on a bench warrant on Thursday, stemming from an incident taking place on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Osborne was stopped by a uniformed sheriff’s deputy, then fled the scene. The traffic stop occurred in northern Laurel County.

Assisting at the scene were Deputy Shane Rice and Sgt. Josh Gaylor.

In a separate incident, the driver of white Chevrolet Cavalier ran a stop sign Thursday on Barbourville Road sending two men to jail on various charges.

The arrests came after Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Berry saw 57-year-old Tony Hale of Delmas Gilliam Road in London run a stop sign and swerve on the roadway. Berry stopped the vehicle and determined Hale was driving under the influence of intoxicants. Hale admitted drinking a beer and taking Loracet and Xanax earlier. He was charged with driving under the influence and disregarding a stop sign. Hale was released from jail Friday afternoon on a $1,000 surety bond and set for a March 25 court date.

The passenger in Hale’s car — Donnie Westerfield, 54, of Hatcher Road in London — was determined to be under the influence and possessed a green pill bottle. The prescription on that bottle was prescribed to Westerfield for 30 mg. of Oxycodone. The prescription label showed the prescription had been filled the day prior for 140 pills, but only one pill was inside the bottle. Westerfield said he sold the other pills.

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