Police News for July 22

July 22, 2004

Fugitive nabbed at Boyle fair

A federal fugitive was arrested Monday night at the Boyle County Fair, police said.

Emprince Chenalt of Lexington was wanted on a U.S. Marshal's warrant for a felony probation violation. About 9:30 p.m., he was spotted and identified by Danville police officer Sharon Johnson.

"We had information that he might be with particular people, and that came into play," said Capt. Bob Williamson of the Danville Police Department.

According to Williamson, "He was just doing what everybody else was doing at the fair. He was walking and (Johnson) observed him."


Woman faces check charges

STANFORD - A woman is charged with 34 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument and 34 counts of theft by unlawful taking under $300 after her parents say she forged and tried to cash their checks while they were on vacation.

Leanna King, also known as Leanna Lynch, 20, of Brown Hollow Road, Hustonville, was arrested for the alleged theft Friday by state Trooper Brandon Curlis.

According to the complaint filed by King's mother, the couple were gone for two weeks and had left King at the house. Last Wednesday, a store merchant called to inform the parents that King had been bringing checks in to cash and asked if that was all right. At that point, mother Tammy King said she had never given her daughter any checks.

Bond for Leanna King was set at $5,000 cash. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday in Lincoln District Court.

Driver reportedly hurt in accident

HARRODSBURG - Tammy J. Baker, 37, of Louisville, was injured in an accident Sunday morning at the intersection of U.S. 127 North and Tapp Road.

According to an accident report, a vehicle driven by Blane M. Hall, 28, of 316 Talmage-Mayo Road was westbound on Tapp Road going through the intersection with U.S. 127. Baker's vehicle was southbound on U.S. 127 and had the right of way.

Hall's vehicle ran a red light at the intersection, said city police Sgt. Keith Smith, and drove into the path of the Baker vehicle. Baker said she could not stop her vehicle and it struck the passenger side of Hall's vehicle. Baker was taken to James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital by Mercer County Emergency Medical Service.

Harrodsburg woman charged in theft

HARRODSBURG - Richard and Inez Lykins of Louisiana mistakenly left a money bag in a grocery cart they were unloading into their vehicle July 14 in the Kroger parking lot. A Kroger employee saw Geraldine Liles, 56, of 152 McClellan Drive, standing next to the cart. She then got into her white Ford Explorer to leave.

The employee thought the money bag belonged to Liles and told her she had left it in the cart. Liles took the bag, knowing it was not hers, according to Officer Granville Peyton.

The incident was captured on a store surveillance camera and with the help of store manager William Rawlings and police department dispatcher Gail Napier, Liles was identified and her addressed was obtained.

Peyton said Liles admitted to the theft and $260 was recovered at her home. When it was stolen, the money bag had $345 and two cell phones valued at $250 each. Liles was jailed at the Boyle County Detention Center, charged with felony theft of property, and later released on 10 percent of $5,000 bond.

Items reported stolen from vehicle

HARRODSBURG - Conchita Grall, 70, of Edgewood Estates, told city police that several items were taken from her car about 2 p.m. Sunday while it was parked in the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital parking lot.

The car was broken into and taken were $75, a Bank One Visa card, a State Bank and Trust Co. debit card, a red purse, her driver's license, Social Security card and checkbook.

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