A dispute between a couple and a property owner resulted in the arrest of the couple for endangering the welfare of two children.
Sheriff's deputies Mikey Ashurst and Tyler Morris responded to a complaint of a disturbance between a property owner and a male and female. When deputies went to the area, they located a green Pontiac Grand Prix fitting the description of the vehicle reported as being involved in the complaint. When the deputies stopped the vehicle, they determined that 43-year-old William Ledford of Gordon Hill Park was under the influence. He was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, second offense; failure to use child restraint device in a vehicle, failure to wear seat belts; driving on suspended or revoked operator's license, and endangering the welfare of a minor. Two children - an infant and a six-year-old - were in the back seat of the vehicle. The investigation also showed that Ledford had a bench warrant from Knox County for failing to appear in court for driving on a DUI-suspended license, first offense.
A passenger in the vehicle, identified as Ledford's girlfriend, 40-year-old Vicki Johnson of U.S. 25 in Corbin, was also arrested for alcohol intoxication in a public place.
Both were lodged in the Laurel Detention Center following their arrests.