By Nita Johnson
LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —
Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies were busy throughout the weekend, responding to several domestic complaints from Friday through early Monday morning.
The early morning hours on Monday took Deputy Kevin Berry and Sgt. Brett Reeves to a residence on Hazel Patch Road, 12 miles north of London, around 4 a.m. in response to a call of a disturbance.
There they found several people standing in a front yard, yelling and screaming. Two females were inside a vehicle with a broken windshield, while several other people were found inside the residence. The press release from the sheriff’s office stated the residents were bloody all over, and that chairs, tables and mirrors were broken and scattered inside the home.
The arrival of police to the scene sent one male — wearing only boxer shorts — out the door in flight, only to roll down a hill into some briars, before taking flight from officers once more. Deputies chased the man — later identified as 21-year-old Jon Raider of Maple Grove Road in Mt. Vernon — down the roadway and into some woods. When captured, Raider reportedly became belligerent and was taken into custody after a brief struggle.
Raider was charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place and resisting arrest.
Other persons arrested at the residence were 21-year-old Matt Fletcher of Crawford Lane in Mt. Vernon, for alcohol intoxication in a public place and resisting arrest for struggling with officers during the arrest; Monica A. Bant, 21, of Horse Ridge Road in Stanford, for alcohol intoxication in a public place. Two juveniles at the residence were also charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, but were released to their parents.
All three were taken to the Laurel County Detention Center following their arrests.
On Saturday, Deputy Kevin Berry went to a residence on Sinking Creek Road, six miles west of London, after receiving a complaint that a man had pulled a knife on his father.
This was the second visit for deputies, who had gone to the scene earlier after an altercation between the two men. The younger man — 46-year-old Marion D. Smith — had allegedly ran away from the scene after his father called police.
The second visit, however, ended with Smith being arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault, domestic violence, after Berry took the knife from Smith. His father said Marion Smith had come back to his home and the two had a run-in when the father tried to get the knife from his son. The father said Marion Smith had tried to cut him with the knife during the previous incident, and he had cuts to his hands from the second incident when he tried to get the knife from his son.
Smith was taken to the Laurel County Detention Center following his arrest.
Deputies Larry Parrott and Mikey Ashurst went to Ravenwood Circle, two miles west of London, around 6:30 p.m. on a complaint that an intoxicated man was hitting his girlfriend.
Upon arrival to the residence, they learned 43-year-old David M. McCauley of Ravenwood View Circle had allegedly thrown his girlfriend on the ground by grabbing her hair. She sustained chest and hand injuries from the altercation and went to Saint Joseph London for medical treatment.
McCauley was arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault, domestic violence and alcohol intoxication in a public place.
Just after midnight on Friday morning, Deputy Kevin Berry went to the scene of a disturbance on Timberland Circle, nine miles south of London, in which several people were screaming and using profanities.
The investigation revealed that an argument between three people at the scene — all of whom were under the influence — was the cause of the complaint.
Arrested were 48-year-old Tammy R. Reed of Timberland Circle in Corbin, 20-year-old Rachael L. Barnett of London, and 26-year-old Ryan C. Reed of Timberland Circle in Corbin. Tammy Reed faces charges of alcohol intoxication in a public place and disorderly conduct. Barnett and Ryan Reed are charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place.