Press Release

Whitley County Sheriff Dept.

Theft in progress call results in arrest

Around 3 a.m. Monday, February 29, 2016, Lieutenant Dennis Foley received a report of a suspected theft in progress outside an Emlyn Cemetery Road residence. A female stated she woke up to noises and discovered a man was inside her car, which was parked in the driveway.

Williamsburg Police Department Sergeant Brandon White responded to assist Lt. Foley. When Sgt. White arrived, he located 25-year-old Kevin J. Llewellyn beside the caller’s car and detained him. The victim told Lt. Foley that she had seen the male going through her car, including the trunk area. In Llewellyn’s possession were items that the victim stated were hers, and there were signs of damage to the vehicle.

Llewellyn appeared to be under the influence and was arrested for public intoxication, theft by unlawful taking (under $500), third-degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

Golden Alert-UPDATED

UPDATE – As of 2:40 p.m. January 22, a neighboring police department has made contact with this man. Thank you to everybody who helped share this information


imageAround 6 a.m. January 22, 2016, Lieutenant Dennis Foley responded to a missing person complaint. According to the caller, Johnahan Hubbard, 32, of Limestone Branch Road in the Siler community, was last contacted around 7:30 p.m. the day before. The caller, his mother, said that prior to that, he had been upset and made threatening statements toward family members.

His mother reported that Hubbard was recently diagnosed with two medical conditions but has not been taking the prescribed medication. Hubbard does not own a vehicle. Once before, he left his home and was located walking in Clay County, where he has family. According to the mother, Hubbard has only lived in this area since January 6 and may not have many contacts in the area. The family reported him missing after several hours of attempting to locate him, and official search efforts have been hindered due to the current ice and snow conditions.

Hubbard is described as a 5′ 7″ tall male of medium build with short brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing camouflage overalls, a plaid jacket with a gray hood, and a brown baseball cap. This is considered a Golden Alert, and anybody with information of Hubbard’s whereabouts is asked to contact Whitley County E911 at (606) 549-6017.

Lt. Foley was assisted by Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses, Sergeant Todd Shelley and Deputy John Hill.

Missing juvenile located, arrest made

The 16-year-old male who was recently reported missing from the Piney Grove Road area of Whitley County was located on January 11, 2016 in Kokomo, Indiana. Police there also arrested James S. Wimmer, 25, of Kokomo, per a warrant obtained by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.

The juvenile was reported missing on January 8 by a foster parent. Information obtained during the investigation that day resulted in an arrest warrant for the crime of kidnapping being issued for Wimmer. He is now awaiting extradition to Kentucky, and the investigation is continuing.

The sheriff’s department appreciates everybody who shared information of the missing juvenile to help locate him and ensure his safety. The sheriff’s department would also like to thank the Kokomo Police Department for their work.

The local investigation was conducted by Lieutenant Dennis Foley. Lt. Foley was assisted by Chief Deputy K.Y. Fuson, Sergeant/School Resource Officer David Lennon, Regional Emergency Management Director Jerry Rains and Whitley County E911 dispatchers.


Missing Juvenile

Around 6:30 a.m. Friday January 8, 2016, Lieutenant Dennis Foley responded to a residence off Hwy 1481, which is also known as Piney Grove Road. Roger Meadors, a foster parent, said he woke up to discover 16-year-old Travis Bryant was no longer in the home. Bryant is described as a white male with medium-length brown hair and brown eyes. He is approximately five feet and four inches tall and weighs around 140 pounds. He possibly left the residence in all black clothing.

Bryant does not have a driver’s license, nor a cell phone, and is not originally from Whitley County. He may seek transportation to Nelson County or Florida. Anyone approached by a teenager matching his description and requesting assistance, or anybody with information of Bryant’s whereabouts, should contact Whitley County E911 at (606) 549-6017.

This Photo is of 16-year-old Travis Bryant. He was reported missing on January 8, 2016.

This Photo is of 16-year-old Travis Bryant. He was reported missing on January 8, 2016.


Stolen Vehicle Recovered

Around 2 a.m. January 5, 2016, Lieutenant Dennis Foley responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle along Hwy 2989 near Ballad Drive.

Lt. Foley located a 1997 Ford F-150, which was reported to be stolen out of Laurel County. The agency that entered it into a database as stolen was contacted and confirmed an auto dealership had reported it stolen.

Upon Lt. Foley’s arrival, nobody was in or around the truck. It was towed and will be released to the owner. Anybody with information about the vehicle’s theft is encouraged to contact law enforcement.