Almost a dozen men have been arrested in a massive drug and gun bust in Hardin County. The arrests are the result of a 14-month investigation by several law enforcement agencies in the Radcliff area.
Police say large amounts drugs and several handguns were confiscated Thursday night. Eight men from Radcliff, two from Elizabethtown, and one man from Louisville were all taken into custody.
More arrests are expected as the investigation continues.
The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed investigators have exhumed the body of a person that could be a victim of a serial killer.
In a news release, Dickinson County Sheriff Gareth Hoffman says the Kansas Bureau of Investigation notified his office of a possible match between unidentified remains found near Upland in Dickinson County in 1974 and a person reported missing from Tulsa, Okla. in 1974.
“Investigation conducted by the sheriff’s department determined it necessary to exhume the remains of the unidentified victim to attempt to determine if the remains were in fact the missing person,” Hoffman says.
The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office and the KBI exhumed the remains Wednesday, assisted by a forensic anthropologist and employees of the Abilene Cemetery and a local funeral home.
Hoffman says the remains will be sent to a laboratory to compare them to the information provided in the 1974 missing-person case in Tulsa.
The KBI-conducted investigation in 1974 identified serial killer Cecil Henry Floyd as the suspect in connection to the case involving the remains found in Dickinson The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office says that, investigative reports indicate Floyd admitted to killing 11 people: four in Florida, one in Kansas, one in Nebraska and five in Indiana.
A Pennsylvania man has admitted he sexually assaulted a 6-year-old boy after authorities say they intercepted an internet broadcast of him raping the child and later discovered 10 other recorded assaults of the boy.
PennLive.com reports 20-year-old William Byers Augusta pleaded guilty in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on Tuesday to charges including rape of a child.
Prosecutors say Canadian authorities intercepted a broadcast of Byers Augusta sexually assaulting the boy in July 2015.
Investigators found videos showing Byers Augusta assaulting the child, including one of him and 62-year-old Ira Task simultaneously sexually assaulting the child.
Authorities say Task didn’t wear protection despite knowing he had been HIV positive since 1994.
Task was sentenced in June to 17½ to 40 years in prison.
Byers Augusta’s sentencing is scheduled for January.
Lexington police are investigating after two men were shot Thursday night.
According to police, the incident occurred began 9 p.m. with an attempted robbery at an apartment off Red Mile Road.
Following the robbery, authorities believe the two men were shot.
One of the men, a 22-year-old, showed up at the Shell gas station on South Broadway to seek assistance.
Another man, an 18-year-old, showed up at Saint Joseph Hospital in critical condition. Police say he was shot up to five times.
Police went to an apartment on Red Mile Road to investigate. That’s when a standoff situation ensued just after midnight.
When authorities entered the apartment, they were unable to find anyone inside. There is no description of the person or any word on how they escaped.
The incident remains under investigation.
A teenager has been indicted on murder charges in the death of her stepmother in Boyle County.
On Friday morning, a grand jury charged 15-year-old Jenna Oakley in the death of Rhonda Oakley, according to court documents.
According to documents, the teen committed the offense by causing the death of her step mother, or that another person did so by acting in complicity with the defendant to commit the murder
Rhonda Oakley was married to Jenna’s father for nearly three years when she was found dead in the basement of her Boyle County home back in September.
Authorities immediately began searching for Rhonda’s car and her stepdaughter.
Eventually, Jenna was discovered with her boyfriend and Rhonda’s car by police in New Mexico.
Her boyfriend, 20-year-old Kenneth Nigh, was arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
In addition to murder, court documents say the teen is charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $10,000, owned by Rhonda Oakley or that another person did so by acting in complicity with the defendant to commit the crime.
A woman has entered an Alford plea in an investigation involving stolen Pappy Van Winkle.
Julie Curtsinger pleaded guilty of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of controlled substance – steroids.
An Alford plea means she is not pleading guilty, but realizes there could be enough evidence to convict her.
Curtsinger’s husband, Toby, is accused of heading up the stolen bourbon ring.
The stolen bourbon is worth more than $100,000.
Curtsinger is facing up to one year in prison if found guilty. However, she will not be sentenced until the case is wrapped up.
The Pendleton County woman who walked away from an adult daycare center has been found two weeks after she went missing.
Falmouth Police had been looking for Sarah Strunk since October 7. She was last seen at the Clubhouse Adult Day Care Program.
Strunk’s mother told LEX 18 that her daughter had been found but did not elaborate on where she was located. Strunk is on a variety of medications and suffers from schizophrenia.
A Pike County high school janitor has been arrested and charged with the sexual abuse of a minor.
According to State Police in West Virginia, Jerry Swafford was charged with first-degree sexual abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Swafford is a janitor at Belfry High School but has since been suspended from his position. School officials say that the assault happened out of the Pike County school district.
Texas Rangers have joined the search for a young woman who has been missing from Shelby County for nine days.
Christina “Chrisi” Tarver, 18, was last seen about 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 10 at the home she shared with her mother on Shelby County Road 3047 near Center. The mother, Larenda Murphy, told authorities she got a Facebook message three hours later saying her daughter had left with friends and was OK. Tarver has not been seen since.
Authorities said friends of Tarver they have contacted do not know where she is.
Shelby Sheriff’s Deputy Jim Ed Matthews said Tarver recently turned 18 and had just moved back home after living in Lufkin.
Friends of Tarver’s family said Tarver did not take extra clothes nor her cell phone with her.
Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Leah Chase said Tarver had no history of being a runaway.
“There is no foul play suspected,” Chase said. “At this time, she has basically left home and they have reported her as a missing person.”
Tarver is 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighs 140 pounds and has hazel eyes and dirty blonde hair. She has freckles on her face and nose, and tattoos on her right shoulder and right wrist.
Anyone with any information on Tarver should contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at (936) 598-5601.