Joe P. Asher
A Loyall man was arrested on an outstanding warrant following a traffic stop on Wednesday.
Jason Williams, 36, was arrested by Loyall Police Chief Mike Lunsford on multiple charges after Lunsford ran the license tag on the vehicle.
“I was working highway safety and ran the tag and his name came back,” said Williams. “It showed he was wanted in the e-warrant system down in Bell County for first-degree assault and first-degree robbery.”
Lunsford said the warrant was taken out by Kentucky State Police Det. Bryan Johnson.
According to the warrant, Williams is accused of using physical force on Michael Reynolds to accomplish a theft where Reynolds wallet was taken, which contained $700. During the process, Reynolds was shot in the foot by Williams.
Williams was a passenger in a car being driven by his wife when he was arrested Wednesday.
Lunsford was assisted by Harlan Police Sgt. Mike Boggs and Harlan Police Officer Terry Jacobs.
Williams was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond.
In other police activity:
* The Harlan County Sheriff’s Office served an arrest warrant on Tina Ireton, 47, on Wednesday on a charge of theft by unlawful taking. According to the complaint, Daryl Robbinson stated between Aug. 1, 2011 and April 26, Ireton “knowingly took over $500 in cash and miscellaneous items from various LP Energy Inc. store locations with the intent to benefit oneself or another that is not entitled to.” Estimated restitution is $4,600. Ireton was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;
* The Cumberland Police Department arrested Shane Nolan, 40, of Totz, on charges of failure to appear, two counts of third-degree possession of a controlled substance, giving an officer a false name or address, possession of marijuana, two counts of prescription controlled substance not in original container, public intoxication by controlled substance (excludes alcohol), third-degree trafficking a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces, menacing, resisting arrest, and tampering with physical evidence. Nolan was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;
* The Harlan County Sheriff’s Office arrested Evelyn Perkins, 35, of Evarts on Wednesday on a charge of second-degree burglary. Perkins was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
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