Police News

January 02, 2004

Driver abandons van after crashing in Lincoln County

STANFORD - Lincoln County sheriff's deputies are still looking for the owner of a van, found early New Year's Day on its roof in the middle of Ky. 1247.

According to officials, the accident was called in by a resident in the 3000 block of Old U.S. 27 at 5:16 a.m. No other vehicles were involved, and the driver of the vehicle had left the scene. The owner of the van has been identified and is now being sought by deputies.

Deputy Marvin Rogers is in charge of the investigation.

Paint Lick woman injured when car overturns on Ky. 1295

LANCASTER - A Paint Lick woman could face charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants after rolling her car on New Year's Eve.


State police said Tonya Ray, 26, was westbound on Ky. 1295 in Garrard County when her car veered off the left shoulder, overturned and came to a stop on its wheels. Trooper Troy Trayner reported that Ray said she blacked out before the crash. Driving under the influence charges are pending against her, according to police.

Ray, who was wearing her seat belt, was taken to Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford for treatment of head and arm injuries.

Residence in Danville burglarized on New Year's Eve

Danville police investigated a burglary New Year's Eve at 510 Longview Drive. According to the police report, Stephen Johnson reported a forcible entry into the home about midnight. Items taken included common household products. Officer David Prather investigated.

Man charged with having methamphetamine and pipe

LANCASTER - A traffic stop led to a man's arrest on charges of possessing crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

A vehicle driven by Gary D. Payton, 21, of Kings Mountain, was pulled over Saturday night after Officer Allen Weston allegedly saw it weaving in and out of traffic. During the stop, Weston said, he found about 3 grams of crystal meth in a cigarette pack and a pipe with meth residue. Payton also was charged with reckless driving and no proof of insurance.

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