LOCAL NEWS

September 1-2017

** REWARD OFFERED IN RECENT BURGLARIES **

The Russell County Sheriff’s Department is investigating two burglaries that occurred earlier this week along Old Columbia Road in Russell Springs.

Two garages were broken into with several thousand dollars in tools stolen.

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the thief(s).

Anyone with any information pertaining to these burglaries is encouraged to call the Russell County Sheriff’s Crime Tip-Line at 270-566-9111.

CALLERS WILL REMAIN ANONYMOUS!

A Casey County man has been charged with stealing from his now former employer.

Hunter M. Gillock, 21, of Liberty, was arrested Thursday on a warrant obtained by Det. Joey Hoover for Theft by Unlawful Taking Over $500 in Value for stealing several hundred pounds of copper between August 1-15 while employed at Stephens Pipe & Steel’s Decatur facility in northern Russell County.

Gillock was taken into custody by KSP Troopers Mike Woodrum & Dexter Colvin. He was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

KSP Charges Logan Co. Man

With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

On August 31, 2017, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Thomas A. Mason, 23, on charges related to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

 Mr. Mason was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect uploading images of child sexual exploitation online. 

The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Russellville on August 31, 2017. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSPs forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.

 Mr. Mason is currently charged with twenty counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. Each charge is a Class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison. He was lodged in the Logan County Detention Center.

Remember to turn around, don't drown, when roadways are flooded...

dont drown

 

As a flash flood watch remains in effect from this evening into Friday night we would like to remind Adair countians to use caution while driving and around water.  We have coordinated with county agencies in preparation of the arrival of the remnants of Hurricane Harvey.  We expect flash flooding to impact the usual low lying areas and pooling of water is a risk on roadways.  Please plan ahead for a flooding risk over the next few days. From Mike Kelnter Director, Adair Co. Emergency Management