Sheriff Colan Harrell reports that on 09-22-2016, Deputy Brian Hensley observed two suspicious vehicles in the parking lot of the Shell Station near the I-75 Exit 15. One of the two vehicles that Deputy Hensley observed was a black Mitsubishi Eclipse that Deputy Hensley had found drugs in before at the same location.
Upon Deputy Hensley and Deputy Joe Prewitt making contact with four subjects next to the vehicles, a female acting very nervous gave Deputy Hensley a false name and social security number. Deputy Hensley not believing the female was able to work with the Whitley County Dispatch and found out her real name and social security number. The female was Trevia Aker, 33 of Corbin Ky. who had three warrants for her arrest.
Deputy Hensley then asked both drivers of the vehicles parked if he could search and they both gave consent to search. In the vehicle that Ms. Aker was riding in, Deputy Hensley located a makeup bag containing several used needles and one needle that had an unknown liquid substance inside it. Also located in the same vehicle behind the passenger seat was a pop can used to melt drugs into a liquid form too be used in a needle, which also had an unknown drug residue on it.
When Deputy Hensley talked to Ms. Akers, she stated that the items were hers and the substance in the needle and on the pop can was Opana pain medication. Ms. Akers advised that she had a drug problem and has had one for some time.
Deputy Hensley arrested Ms. Akers for Giving an Officer a False Name, Possession controlled substance 1st degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and the three warrants. Ms. Akers was lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center. Deputy Hensley was assisted by Deputy Prewitt, Williamsburg PD, and the Whitley County Dispatch.
Around 4 p.m. September 18, 2016, Whitley County E911 received a complaint that a maroon Dodge Durango was located in the Maple Creek community with two male and one female occupants appearing to be under the influence or unconscious.
Upon arrival, deputies found two men and one woman non-alert and in their undergarments.
One occupant, David Allen Randle, 30, of Corbin was recognized as a wanted person. Deputy Jonas Saunders had obtained an arrest warrant for Randle which included charges of fleeing or evading police and wanton endangerment due to a July 2016 incident. .
On Monday September 2, 2013, at approximately 11:52 p.m., Deputy Brian Hensley responded to a call on Orleans Court in the Gray community in reference to a potential domestic dispute. Upon arrival, Dep. Hensley made contact made contact with Hazel Hibbard and two of her neighbors. Hibbard stated that her boyfriend, Jeffrey Frump, arrived at the residence intoxicated and upset. She stated she had not been hit but was grabbed by the arm and shoved out of the residence.
Ms. Hibbard stated that Frump may have a knife in his possession and was reportedly suicidal. Ms. Hibbard and the neighbors were asked to leave the area for their protection.
Dep. Hensley spoke to Frump through a door. Frump cursed at Dep. Hensley and refused to open the door. Dep. Hensley heard a gunshot from within the residence. Fearing the worst and believing Frump may be in need of medical attention or had committed suicide, Dep. Hensley kicked open the door, only to find Frump behind a couch with a gun pointed at Dep. Hensley.
Dep. Hensley jumped behind the door frame for cover. Frump shot at Dep. Hensley through the door and striking both legs. The projectile passed through one leg and then struck the other. Fearing he would be shot again, Dep. Hensley jumped over the porch railing, and a second bullet struck his handheld radio, causing it to come off of his duty belt.
Dep. Hensley fractured his left wrist and was temporarily unconscious from the jump. Without radio access, Dep. Hensley yelled toward Ms. Hibbard and the neighbors, asking them to call 911 and report that a deputy had been shot and was in need of backup.
Dep. Hensley was able to rise to his knees and observed Frump exiting the residence with a gun pointed in his direction. Dep. Hensley fired three shots toward Frump striking him all three times, resulting in Frump’s death.
After Dep. Hensley observed Frump fall back into the house, he limped to his cruiser and radioed for EMS and law enforcement assistance. Dep. Hensley recovered from his injuries and proudly serves and protects the citizens of Whitley County.
[Pictured: National Sheriff’s Association President Greg Champagne, Deputy Brian Hensley, Sheriff Colan J. Harrell, Kentucky Sheriff’s Association President Wayne Wright]