Wednesday police news 0924

September 24, 2003

Two charged in Casey with forgery

LIBERTY - Two Casey County residents have been charged with forgery, police said.

William R. "Billy" Wethington, 39, of 455 Whipp Ave., Liberty, was charged Monday with first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. He is accused of cashing a $6,000 counterfeit check at the Casey County Bank, according to a citation by Sheriff Jerry Coffman.

Karen Turpin, 24, of 1362 Martins Creek Road, Liberty, was charged Sept. 16 with second-degree forgery. She is accused of passing a $90 check drawn on Farmers Deposit Bank Aug. 14 at Dutchman's Market. Turpin is under a $2,000 bond.

Constable Tim Coffman and Sheriff Jerry Coffman investigated.

Casey man faces drug, fleeing charges

LIBERTY - Jimmy D. Robbins, 20, of 355 Trammel St., Liberty, was arrested Friday on drug-related charges, city police said.

Robbins was charged with marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree fleeing or evading police, and public intoxication, according to a citation by Officer Shawn Hines.


Robbins allegedly threw a trash can on a parked car on Ky. 70 in the city limits, then ran into an alley off Cowden Street. Robbins was hiding behind a van when the officer found him. He allegedly had a marijuana joint and papers in his pocket.

Police investigating drug case

HARRODSBURG - City police were attempting to serve an arrest warrant Friday at 757 Parkway Ave. and during an interview with Craig O. McKitric, 32, of 225 Robinson Road, officers noted a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the residence.

McKitric tried to flee on foot but was caught and arrested. Police said they found a large amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and removed it from the house.

McKitric was taken to the Boyle County Detention Center on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, cocaine; giving a false name or address; resisting arrest; and two counts of criminal mischief.

The investigation is ongoing, and other arrests are pending, police said.

Property damage reported

HARRODSBURG - An employee of BP Southern Express at 1096 N. College St. reported to city police that a small white car backed into a support pole of the canopy about 1 a.m. Saturday and damaged it. The car left the scene. |9/23/03***

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