Drug roundup

A drug roundup occurred in Lee County, VA on Friday, December 12.

Early Friday morning, Lee County Sheriff's deputies had 43 indictments and were looking for people in possession of or dealing prescription pills and methamphetamine.

31 people by Friday evening was sentenced to jail time, others to probation.

This sting will help to eliminate with other crimes that is in the county.

There are still eight people left on the list of indictments. They hope to have arrested all of them over the weekend.

High Speed Chase

A high speed chase occured in Wise, VA on Friday, December 12.  According to a press release,Wise County Sheriff's Deputy, Sgt. Ryan Phillips, attempeted to stop Richard Harold Cantrell, 47, Pound for a traffic violation. Cantrell went several miles at a high rate of speed. Wise County Deputy Lt. Keith Crabtree was able to deploy spike strips, which deflated the vehicle's tires, and safely brought the vehicle to a stop.

Cantrell, was taken into custody without further incident. During the pursuit Mr. Cantrell hit another vehicle causing injury to that driver. Richard Cantrell was charged with felony eluding, felony hit & run, felony driving after being declared an habitual offender, no liability insurance, and defective equipment. He is currently being held at Southwest Virginia Regional jail in Duffield, VA with no bond. Pound Police and Wise Police Departments assisted with the pursuit.

 

PRESS RELEASE</p><br />
<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p><br />
<p>DATE:  12/13/2014</p><br />
<p>On 12/12/2014 Wise County Sheriff's Deputy, Sgt. Ryan Phillips, was patrolling route 23 in Norton, VA and attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation.  The vehicle pulled into Advance Auto Parts, then immediately accelerated attempting to flee.  The vehicle proceeded through downtown Wise, VA and back to route 23 northbound toward Pound, VA.  The vehicle continued for several miles at a high rate of speed.  Wise County Deputy Lt. Keith Crabtree was able to deploy spike strips, which deflated the vehicle's tires, and safely brought the vehicle to a stop. The driver, Richard Harold Cantrell age 47 of 10724 Challenger Road Pound, VA, was taken into custody without further incident.  During the pursuit Mr. Cantrell hit another vehicle causing injury to that driver. Richard Cantrell was charged with felony eluding, felony hit & run, felony driving after being declared an habitual offender, no liability insurance, and defective equipment.  He is currently being held at Southwest Virginia Regional jail in Duffield, VA with no bond.  Pound Police and Wise Police Departments assisted with the pursuit.

 

 

 

 

Assault and robbed

Harlan Police deputies are looking for a person or persons who allegedly assaulted and robbed an employee of Environmental and Energy Services on River Street on the way to work on Thursday morning December 11

There are no suspects at this time.

The incident happened between 7:20 am and 7:45 am.

If anybody has any information concerning the incident, contact Harlan City Police at 606-573-1121.

Wise Sheriff report

WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE

December 11, 2014

The Wise County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activities for the period of 12/01/2014 through 12/07/2014.

Wise Central Dispatch received a total of 1,553 calls for this seven-day period.
Of the total calls received 346 were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office
Total number of Domestic calls for this period was 7.
Criminal Process for this period: Served 90 Felony Warrants, 61 Misdemeanor Warrants, 01DUI Arrest.
Civil Process Served: 578 Civil Papers
Traffic Accidents: 2
19 Additional Criminal Investigations were initiated and 26 Cleared by Arrest.
Sheriff’s Office provided 279 man-hours of Court Room Security.
Unlocked Vehicles: 24
Escorted Funerals: 9

The Sheriff’s Office Transported:
0 Adults In State
3 Adult Out of State
5 Mental Patient
3 Juveniles
Total Transports: 11
Total Transport Hours: 29.5

phone scams

Sheriff Ronnie Oakes would like to make everyone aware of a current scam. The Sheriff's Office has recently received several complaints of citizens receiving phone calls stating they owe the IRS money and requesting personal information. This is a reminder to never give out your personal information, bank account numbers, or send money to these requesters. If you believe you have been a victim of a scam please contact your local law enforcement agency.

Library

The Lee County Public Library in Pennington Gap is hosting the Community Christmas on Thursday, December 11 at 6:30 pm.

Santa Claus will be present .

Parades

The Jonesville Christmas parade was canceled on Saturday, December 6 and will not be rescheduled for the 2014 year.

St. Charles Christmas parade is on Saturday, December 13.

Entries in the parade will travel from St. Charles Methodist Church to the St. Charles Elementary School.

 

Wise Inn

The formal grand opening and ribbon cutting for the Inn at Wise was on Tuesday, December 9.

The Wise County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) bought the property in 2007 and debated about what to do with the disarraied structure.

The Save the Inn project jumped in and got plans to restore the historic structure.

After many years the Inn at Wise is open for full publis display and includes a total of 49 guest rooms, 21 in the original structure and 28 in the addition.  2000 square foot conference center/ full service restaurant, 1950s style Corner Diner and Tap Room and Pub.

Election seat filled

During a special election for the 4th District House of Delegates seat, Republican Todd Pillion defeated Democrat Donnie Rife with 66 percent of the vote.

The 4th district consist of Dickenson County and parts of Russell, Washington and Wise Counties.

LMU-Dcom

Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) is hosting an information session for individuals interested in applying for LMU-DCOM’s Standardized Patient Program from 5-7 p.m. on December. 11 in room 105 of the LMU-DCOM building on the LMU campus in Harrogate.

A Standardized Patient (SP) is a part-time employee trained to portray a patient with a specific medical history and physical exam findings for the purpose of instructing health professional students. These cases have been developed by faculty members for a student exam, and the Standardized Patient follows the scripted case throughout the encounter with the student in the Clinical Exam Center (CEC).

The information session will include a light dinner and an overview of the LMU-DCOM Standardized Patient Program by school officials. Applications will be taken following the session. For more information, or if you are unable to attend the information session, contact Sue Cobb at 423-869-6460 or email sue.cobb@lmunet.edu.