Police News for April 29

April 29, 2004

Teen injured after truck strikes tree

A 16-year-old driver was airlifted to University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center Saturday morning after the truck he was driving left the road and struck a tree.

Boyle County Deputy Sheriff Jim Wilcher said Richard S. Mayes was driving a 1999 Ford F-250 pickup on Harberson Lane at 11 a.m. when he met an oncoming vehicle and yanked the wheel to the right, causing him to leave the paved surface on a curve. The truck skidded over 200 feet through a field and struck the tree approximately 8 feet in the air. Mayes suffered head, face and rib injuries, and has undergone surgery at UK, Wilcher said.

A passenger in the truck, 15-year-old Miles T. Long, suffered minor injuries and was treated and released at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Wilcher said neither Mayes nor Long were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.


Lincoln man faces sex abuse charges

LANCASTER - A felon with a lengthy criminal history has been arrested on charges of sexual abuse and indecent exposure.

Tracy Penman, 32, of Stanford was arrested Friday on a warrant that accused him of fondling a Lancaster woman and exposing himself to her on April 5.

Penman was released Monday on a $4,000 bond secured by his mother's Lancaster home.

Penman is currently on parole after serving five years of a 14-year prison sentence for trafficking in a controlled substance and being a persistent felony offender.

Penman was convicted of first-degree sexual abuse in 1995; the charge had been amended from first-degree rape. He was sentenced to a year in prison.

His first conviction, for first-degree wanton endangerment, came in 1990.

He was charged initially with armed robbery. His five-year prison sentenced was suspended and he was placed on five years' supervised probation.

Junction City man gets prison sentence

STANFORD - A methamphetamine manufacturer was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment this week, according to Lincoln County Commonwealth's Attorney Eddy F. Montgomery.

James Wilson, 31, of Junction City, pleaded guilty to manufacturing the drug after being arrested by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff's deputies had searched the residence on a tip that children were being raised where drugs were being used. A search uncovered multiple items used in the manufacturing process.

The sentence was handed down by Judge Jeffrey T. Burdette.

Two men arrested on drug charges

HARRODSBURG - Two men were arrested late Friday night when officers were called to 830 N. College St., Apartment 110 to investigate a complaint of loud music.

When officers Jason Eldridge and Scott Elder arrived at the apartment, the residents inside refused to turn down the music and made threats to the officers. When they entered the apartment, officers found several items of drug paraphernalia and a substance believed to be OxyContin.

Mark Edward Calvert, 42, of Louisville, was placed in the back seat of a police cruiser and knocked out a side window of the car by butting his head against it. He was charged with first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, terroristic threatening, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Donald B. Doyle, 38, of 830 N. College St., Apartment 110, was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Harrodsburg Police Department press releases state both men were taken to the Boyle County Detention Center. However, a spokesman has no record of Calvert's ever having been there. Doyle is being held on 10 percent of a $5,000 bond.

Food reported taken from outdoor freezer

HARRODSBURG - Personnel at Golden Corral at 772 S. College St. reported to Harrodsburg police that someone broke into the restaurant's outdoor freezer early on April 21 and took food valued at $745. Officer Tim Gambrel is the investigating officer.

Man arrested on drug charge

HARRODSBURG - Juan H. Perez, 42, of 302 E. Office St. was seen by police who report Perez was staggering down the street at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday

When officer Jason Elder got out of his cruiser to talk with Perez, the suspect allegedly tossed a plastic bag of marijuana under a vehicle and tried to walk into a house when the officer told him to stop. He was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and alcohol intoxication and was taken to the Boyle County Detention Center where he remains on a 10 percent of $2,000 bond.

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