Press Release

Whitley County Sheriff Dept.

Complaint of gunfire leads to meth-related arrest

Around 5 p.m. May 6, 2017, Deputy Jonas Saunders was dispatched to Bambi Court. There, a man was allegedly outside shooting a pistol into the air.
Dep. Saunders located the man inside a residence. No pistol was located, but Justin S. Seeley, 21, of Corbin, did have an active warrant for his arrest. While arresting Seeley, Dep. Saunders located brass knuckles in one of Seeley’s shorts pockets.
During transport, Dep. Saunders noticed that Seeley was acting suspicious in he back of the cruiser. Dep. Saunders stopped and questioned Seeley. Inside one of Seeley’s shoes were two small plastic bags containing what’s believed to be crystal methamphetamine.
Seeley was lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center and is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and carrying a concealed weapon. Lieutenant-Detective Derek Eubanks assisted.

Vehicle located in Laurel Lake

Around 11 a.m. May 2, 2017, Sheriff Colan Harrell and Chief Deputy Tim Baker responded to the Hightop Boat Ramp after a silver SUV was spotted floating in Laurel Lake.

The 2013 Buick Enclave was unoccupied and was approximately 30 feet into the lake from the end of the ramp.

Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses and members of the Woodbine Fire Department also responded. The sheriff’s dept. is continuing the investigation.