Staff report in collaboration with Lyon County Sheriff Brent White
MARCH 22: Deputy Seth P'Pool contacted Caldwell County authorities in regard to a pending investigation into a burglary on Ky. 93 South in Lyon County and reported he believed the suspects were located in Caldwell County. With the assistance of Caldwell County officers, they responded to a residence on P'Pool Drive in Princeton where 24-year-old Brittany K. Gandy and 31-year-old Richard M. Harper, both of Eddyville, were arrested for drug offenses.
During the arrest, officers observed property reported as stolen in the burglary. Gandy confirmed the items were stolen during the burglary and advised Harper committed the burglary and she had driven him to and from the residence to commit the burglary. During a search of the residence, occupied by 29-year-old Adam Hughes, officers discovered a substance believed to be methamphetamine, pills determined to be legend drugs, and other paraphernalia.
Officers also discovered a stolen firearm within a wall of a back shower room.
Gandy was charged with second-degree burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia, and receiving stolen property under $10,000.
Harper was charged with first-degree burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia, receiving stolen property under $10,000, and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).
Hughes was charged with illegal possession of a legend drug, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, and receiving stolen property (firearm).
MARCH 24: The Sheriff's Department responded to a residence on Green Road in Kuttawa on a warrant service for 29-year-old Amanda K. Rowlands and 38-year-old Michael J. Travis of Eddyville, who were wanted in connection to burglaries in Indian Hills earlier this month. According to the Sheriff's Department report, upon detainment Rowlands dropped a small bag of suspected methamphetamine and admitted to having syringes in her backpack.
On the scene, officers observed 28-year-old Donnie Adams of Kuttawa driving a vehicle across the driveway and into the yard. The report states the officer made contact with Adams and detected the smell of marijuana as well as other physical signs of potential drug use. Adams admitted to smoking marijuana briefly before law enforcement arrival. When the vehicle was searched, the officer discovered a glass pipe and suspected methamphetamine residue. Rowlands, Travis, and Adams were all arrested at the scene.
In addition to charges having to do with the burglaries, Rowlands was charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia, and Travis was charged in connection to three previous warrants; one for failure to appear and to for contempt of court.
While no charges are listed in connection to the burglary, Adams was charged with operating on a suspended license, first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs (second offense), and possession of drug paraphernalia.
MARCH 24: Sheriff Brent White received a complain of two people, one male and one female, trespassing on KY 818 North, driving a black Cadillac. The property owners stated they informed the pair they were trespassing and asked them to leave the property. They reportedly tried to gain entry into the home, saying the female needed to use the restroom. The female discarded a backpack out of the car, which the property owners reportedly threw back into the vehicle before calling police. The vehicle fled the scene toward U.S. 62 East.
White and Eddyville Chief of Police Shane Allison responded to U.S. 62 and located the vehicle driving near Interstate 69, where they observed it driving erratically. White's report states upon stopping the vehicle, the driver, 38-year-old Shawn Paul Rasche of Owensboro, exited and showed visible signs of intoxication. He admitted to swerving in the roadway, but claimed it was because he was drinking root beer and arguing with his passenger, 32-year-old Sally Stout of Owensboro.
Rasche was reportedly unsure of where he was geographically, and gave consent for the vehicle to be searched. During the search, officers discovered a substance that the driver said was either methamphetamine or Fentanyl. Rasche and Stout were both arrested on-scene.
Rasche was charged with careless driving, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance (second offense), operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, first degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), and operating on a suspended license.
Stout was charged with public intoxication.