When Terry Smith was sentenced in federal court last week it marked the end of three high profile drug cases that were centered in Clay County. Jimmy Benge and Eugene Slone were also charged with being the head of similar drug rings. All three men were also charged with murder, Smith in the overdose death of Pat Smallwood, while Benge and Slone were charged with having drug informants killed. Benge and Smith have appealed their cases.
A Manchester man is facing seven charges including a fourth DUI following a call to Clay 911 of an intoxicated man. James Jackson, age 52 of Couch Road (Manchester) was arrested after he was observed driving drunk by Kentucky State Police trooper Jarrod Smith. Smith checked out the report of an intoxicated male at Relco Plaza on south 421.
Three Clay County residents were arrested in Laurel County on meth related charges according to a press release from the London Police Department.
Quick police work helped to recover a large number of stolen items the day the burglary was reported. Clay County Sheriff Deputy Taye Napier received a call of a complaint of several items being stolen at about 11:30 AM Thursday.
An investigation is underway in the shooting death of a Goose Rock man. Trevor Dykes age 24 was discovered by his fiancée after shots were fired early Monday morning, as the couple was getting ready for work.
Terry R. Smith filed a motion in Federal Court Tuesday to appeal his life sentence. The notice of appeal was presented by his attorney Willis G. Coffey of Mt. Vernon. Smith was given a life sentence last week by Federal Judge Karen K. Caldwell who denied three motions that had been made by Smith of Horse Creek two days before handing down the sentence that is unique for two reasons.
Family and friends of Dewaine Brewster gathered at the New Cotton Cemetery Sunday afternoon to say goodbye to a man who died while helping a neighbor. His wife Jennifer and seven children survive Brewster. He was preceded in death by his parents Jerome and Zola Brewster, and one son Jonathan David Dewaine Brewster.
Quick police work and an anonymous tip led to the discovery of a stolen van with thousands of dollars worth of surveillance equipment.
Clay County Board of Education members approved the revised Athletic Handbooks for Elementary and High School/Middle School programs and voted to have the August meeting at Chad’s Hope during a working session Monday night.