Press Release

Whitley County Sheriff Dept.

Complaint leads to suspected meth arrest

Around 8 p.m. October 23, 2017, the sheriff’s department responded to Keswick Road, where Glennis L. Anderson, 46, of that area, was reportedly causing a disturbance.

Deputy Jonas Saunders recognized Anderson as the driver of a passing vehicle. Dep. Saunders alerted Dep. E.J. Miller and provided a vehicle description. When Dep. Miller attempted to stop the vehicle, it exited the roadway and got stuck in a ditch.

In plain view was a pipe in the center console area, and Anderson was confirmed to have multiple warrants for his arrest. A bag containing several pills believed to be Neurontin was also found in the console area.

The passenger, Allison Carpenter, 33, was detained during the investigation. Where she had been standing, Dep. Saunders found a plastic bag on the ground containing what’s believed to be methamphetamine.

Carpenter was arrested for first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Anderson was charged with unlawful possession of a legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, no insurance, no license and several warrants for non-payment of fines, failure to appear and contempt of court.

Both were lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.

Fight complaint leads to meth investigation, four arrests

Around 10:30 p.m, Monday, October 9, 2017, deputies Jonas Saunders and Joe Prewitt responded to a residence near Partin’s Grocery along Hwy 92E. Whitley County E911 had received a report of two men fighting in that area.

Upon arrival, the feuding parties had separated. While continuing his investigation, Dep. Saunders made contact with Kenneth R. Branham, 35, at a nearby residence. Branham initially gave Dep. Saunders a false identifying information. Once his real name was determined, it was revealed that he was wanted for arrest after violating his parole.

After being taken into custody, Branham was searched. Inside a storage pack attached to his belt, Dep. Saunders located a large bag of what’s believed to be approximately 18 grams of crystal “ice” methamphetamine, two smaller bags containing what’s believed to be meth, digital weighing scales and unfilled bags. Around where Branham was seated was found another small bag containing what’s believed to be meth.

Williamsburg Police Department K9 Officer Elijah Hunter responded. After the K9 indicated on the vehicle, it was searched and inside was discovered a jar containing what’s believed to be meth, a box containing what’s believed to be marijuana, two pills and two other plastic bags containing what’s believed to be meth.

While continuing the investigation, a person at the scene, James C. Storer, 34, exhibited suspicious behavior. Upon a search of the place where he was seated, a small bag was found containing what’s believed to be meth.

Another male at the location, David Lancaster, 44, was determined to be wanted for arrest.

A female, Jessica Johnson, 31, was also determined to be wanted for arrest.

Branham was arrested for his warrant and charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth), giving an officer a false name, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of a legend drug, possession of a controlled substance not in its original container and possession of marijuana.

Storer was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth).

Lancaster was arrested for failure to appear and theft by unlawful taking warrants. Johnson was arrested for a failure to appear warrant.

Assistance requested in search for missing 16-year-old

The family of Taylor J. McVey, 16, of Collins Lane, Corbin, Kentucky, requests help locating her.
McVey (pictured below) has been missing since September 15, 2017. She is approximately five feet and two inches tall. She weighs approximately 110 pounds oand was last seen near the Corbin WalMart wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, black Nike tennis shoes and was carrying a backpack.
Anybody with information of McVey’s whereabouts is asked to please contact Whitley County E911 at (606) 549-6017. In case of emergency, dial 911. Detective Derek Eubanks is investigating.

Assistance sought in Tattersall robbery investigation

Around 9:15 p.m. October 2, 2017, the sheriff’s department was notified of a robbery at a Winner’s Circle residence in the Tattersall community. Deputies Joe Prewitt and Jonas Saunders, along with Constable Ron Bowling, responded.
According to the 23-year-old victim, he became acquainted with a female through the internet and invited her to the Winner’s Circle residence. Approximately 10-15 minutes after her arrival, three unknown persons entered the residence.
The victim ran from the residence but was caught. He was brought back inside the home and held at gunpoint while various items of value were taken.
The female who was invited into the home is described as a black woman, approximately five feet and six inches tall and 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt and jeans. She was assisted by three black men approximately six feet tall and 200 pounds. The victim stated that he heard another female but could not provide any further description. All five are believed to have left in a small sedan.
The sheriff’s department is asking residents living on or near Winner’s Circle to please review any home surveillance video footage around the time of this crime. Anybody with information about this robbery should contact Whitley County E911 at (606) 549-6017; in case of emergency, always dial 911.