August 5, 2017


An investigation by Sheriff Clete McAninch & Deputy Ethan Pike has resulted in the arrest of two persons and the recovery of numerous items stolen last week from a church and a garage.

Late Friday night, Bradley Hicks, 39, of Russell Springs, was arrested by Sheriff McAninch & Deputy Pike and charged with breaking into the Faith General Independent Church on KY 76 West in the Webbs Crossroads community. More arrests are forthcoming in that case.

At 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Christopher L. Pickett, 39, of Wooldridge Schoolhouse Road, Jamestown, was taken into custody by Deputy Evan Burton & Deputy Nathan Ginn on a warrant sworn-out by Deputy Pike in connection with the burglary of Kelly Comer’s garage on Old Columbia Road, Russell Springs. More arrests are forthcoming in that case as well.

Several items stolen from the Faith General Independent Church and numerous tools stolen from Comer’s garage have been recovered. Additionally, several items stolen from the Thomas Ridge Christian Church in Dunnville have also been recovered.

The investigation is ongoing.

A Russell Springs man was arrested Saturday afternoon for trafficking in drugs and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Thomas Blackburn, 34, was taken into custody after being found passed out in a vehicle off KY 76 South on Glenn Drive. Two small children were also in the vehicle.

Blackburn was charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree after Deputies found several grams of Methamphetamine in individually wrapped packets.

Blackburn was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

The arrest was made by Sheriff Clete McAninch, Deputy Ethan Pike, Deputy Evan Burton & Deputy Lucas Justice.


An investigation by Lt. David Cain resulted in the arrest of two persons Sunday morning and the recovery of a vehicle reported stolen by the Alexandria Police Department in northern Kentucky.

While on patrol, Lt. Cain observed a 2017 Ford car near the old Greasy Creek Bridge off U.S. 127 South. Upon approaching the vehicle, Lt. Cain found Aaron Banks, 29, of Jamestown, and Ashley Crystell Petrosky, 29, of Miamisburg, Ohio, sleeping inside the car. Further investigation revealed the car had been reported stolen.

Banks and Petrosky were both arrested and charged with receiving Stolen Property Over $10,000 in value.

Banks was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Opiates), Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Banks was also served with a warrant for Wanton Endangerment in connection with an incident in Jamestown several weeks ago.

Both were processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

A traffic stop Monday afternoon on the 127 bypass in Jamestown resulted in the arrest of a Russell Springs woman on multiple charges including illegal drug possession.




Deputy Evan Burton stopped a 2013 Nissan truck just after 3:30 p.m. being operated by Mary A. Gadberry, age 46. Deputy Burton’s partner, K-9 Matt, alerted to the odor of a controlled substance emitting from the vehicle. A subsequent search resulted in the discovery of three packets containing Methamphetamine.

Gadberry was arrested and charged with DUI, Driving on a Suspended License and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree-Meth.

She was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

Post 15 located sex offender
 Columbia, Ky. (September 5, 2017) – Dylan Jess McFarland was located and arrested late Friday, September 1st, 2017.

G Cheatham Road in Adair Closed

County Road Foreman Terry Corbin would like to alert the public that G. Cheatham Rd. will be closed temporarily to replace a road tile. Mr. Corbin is anticipating the work to be completed and the road reopened by Friday weather permitting.