Psychologist arrested in connection with Eric C. Conn

Back in 2013 Dr. Alfred Bradley Adkins produced a testimony to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs regarding Eric C. Conn, he was arrested late in the day on Monday. Along with Conn, Adkins is in the Pike County Detention center. Both men are expected to be arraigned on Tuesday.
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Laurel County man is accused of slashing his friend’s throat

Officials are trying to figure out what exactly led to a stabbing. Police responded to a call at a home on Chestnut Cemetery Road, just outside of London, According to an article from WYMT when officials arrived on the scene a man had a towel wrapped around his neck with a significant wound. The victim was apparently alive on scene, and then taken to UK Medical Center.  Thirty-eight year old John Pace was arrested and charged with first degree assault.

A missing woman has been found

Crystal Gayle Runyon was reported missing  from Moore’s Trailer Park about 6pm Sunday.  She had been last seen  walking along a riverbank. Officials had suspended the search early Monday morning but continued later on through the day.   According to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, she was found close to a mile from where she was last seen by the riverbank. She was said to have been very confused. She was then taken by ambulance to be medically observed.

A Logan County couple has gone missing

77 year old Harrison Duty and 75 year old Rose Ann Duty have been missing since Sunday evening.  The couple went out that afternoon but never returned home as expected. Rose’s son has taken it upon himself to look for them. In addition to other family members. Her son says time is of the essence because Rose has heart conditions and Harrison has dementia and the couple is without their medication. Family members say they haven’t used any bank cards and don’t have cell phones on their person. If anyone should want to assist in looking for the couple, contact Brenda Adkins at 304 369 0401

Eric C. Conn has been arrested

In early 2015 The Social Security Administration postponed benefits to hundreds of clients of Eric C. Conn’s due to suspicion of fraud. Yesterday at 7:15pm,  he was booked, held for U.S Marshall’s  though bond has not been posted yet. Conn is facing numerous charges including conspiracy to commit fraud and wire fraud, conspiracy to retaliate against a witness, destruction of records in a federal investigation, false statements, transactional money laundering and conspiracy to structure currency transactions. Conn has been under critical observation and examination for  years, and has contested and opposed any wrong doing.

Chris Stapleton continues to make headlines

CBS Sunday Morning did a write up about Johnson County native Chris Stapleton calling his a “blazing star” In their article they also touched on the free concert he held In Paintsville and the coal mining background he comes from. Stapleton attended the ACM awards on Sunday where he was nominated for five awards, in addition to his role as the producer and artist for his album.

A Martin Co. Woman has gone missing

35 year old Crystal Gail Runyon has been missing since 6pm Sunday from her residence in the Lovely community. She was last observed to have been walking along the riverbank of her home. Crystal is described as 5’5″, 200 pounds, brown hair and blue eyes, and was last seen wearing gray pants with a green top and a dark colored hoodie.  If anyone should have any information on her whereabouts, they should call the Martin County Sheriff’s department or 911.

Officials are investigating a double murder in Lawrence County.

Lois Gartin, 79 and Micheal Gartin, 52 of Blaine were discovered last Saturday in a home, to have been shot and killed. Sunday afternoon, Stanley Webb was found and arrested by Columbus OH. Police Department for stealing a Jeep From Lois Gartin’s home. Webb was charged with Theft By Unlawful Taking in addition to Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Kentucky State Police have asked if anyone should have any information on the murders of Lois and Michael Gartin, you are encouraged to call Kentucky State Police at 606-928-6421. Callers can remain


A Bell County woman has been arrested

After officials responded to a call about suspicious individuals looming outside of a home, the door was observed to have been left wide open, and upon entering, they found a nine year old child, by heself, and asleep. Officials also say they discovered two previously used syringes on the kitchen table, while the child lay asleep on the couch. Ella Mae Barnett was then arrested, who claims she left the child to find cell service. Barnett Is facing child abuse or neglect charges.  The child was placed with another member of the family.

Floyd County is having a Spring Cleanup

Waste Connections at Garth Hollow is accepting litter  free of charge between April 11th, and April 15th. This includes all litter, but not tires, batteries, oil or items that contain Freon and construction debris. All white items such as appliances, need to be coordinated with the Pride Coordinator for the  week of April 11th thru April 15th for pickup.