Staff Report in collaboration with Lyon County Sheriff Brent White
AUGUST 12: A bench warrant out of Bell Circuit Court was served on Jason M. Collett, 48, of Woodbine, for contempt of court. Underlying charges listed on the warrant are two counts of theft by deception- include cold checks under $10,000 and one count of persistent felony offender.
AUGUST 14: A deputy with the Sheriff's Office conducted a probable cause arrest on a DUI on Tonya M. Breaux, 58, of Kuttawa, at Huck's. During a search of her vehicle, the deputy reportedly found a marijuana grinder and a joint. Breaux was arrested and charged with one count each of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, operating on a suspended or revoked license, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
AUGUST 15: While responding to an alarm call on Hwy. 1055, a deputy with the Sheriff's Office observed Michael Jay Travis, 37, and Austin Evans, 22, both of Eddyville, walking on the side of the road. The report states that when Travis noticed the officer approaching, he pitched an item in the ditch and kept walking. Both men were detained, and a search of the ditch uncovered a 14.7 gram bag of methamphetamine. Officers also discovered a bag of marijuana in Evans' pocket.
Travis was arrested and charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Evans was cited for possession of marijuana.
AUGUST 17: Authorities reportedly made contact with Matthew Robert Nurrenbern, 34, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, who was a suspect in an assault that occurred on Ash Street. Upon making contact, the report states Nurrenbern was intoxicated and argumentative, and resisted being put in the deputy's car. The report also states during the earlier incident witnesses say Nurrenbern started to fight with several people at a residence and assaulted a male subject. Nurrenbern was arrested and charged with one count each of alcohol intoxication in a public place (first and second offense) and second-degree disorderly conduct.
AUGUST 17: The Sheriff's Office responded to I-24 on the report of a reckless driver who had run over barrels in the work zone. While being pursued by authorities, the driver reportedly left the passing lane over the white line three times and maintained the passing lane the entire time. Upon approach, the deputy reportedly detected the smell of alcohol coming from the vehicle, driven by David Joseph Brandon, 27, of Calvert City. Brandon was asked to exit the vehicle and field sobriety tests were conducted. Brandon was arrested and charged with one count each of operating a motor vehicle under the influence (first offense) and careless driving.
AUGUST 18: Units with the Sheriff's Office and KSP Post 1 were conducting a search warrant at a property on Mayhugh Road in Eddyville when they discovered illegal items, including two bags of methamphetamine, a bag of marijuana, and a large bag of smaller bags consistent with the sale of drugs. They also reportedly found Gerald G. Cotton, 61 of Eddyville, in the home, as well as a meth pipe crushed on the floor. Cotton was arrested and charged with one count each of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, and first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine).
AUGUST 18: The Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a suspicious person in the Eddyville Assembly of God parking lot who was attempting to gain entry to parked cars. When a church trustee tried to intervene, the male fled on foot. A video revealed the suspect was able to gain entry to two of the vehicles, and cash was reported missing from one of the vehicles. That evening, security at Venture River alerted authorities a man resembling the suspect was spotted in their park. Upon arrival, police detained Elvin Jacob, 25, of Eddyville. Jacob reportedly admitted to being the person who broke into the vehicles, but denied taking anything. Jacob was arrested and charged with one count of third-degree burglary.