Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office Crime Summaries – July 8-9, 2023

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office posted about the following incidents and investigations on Facebook Monday:

“On July 8th, Officers Kenton Carter and Kinsley Duncan witness a personal injury crash at SR 37 and Old 37. A vehicle, driven by Devon McCurry (27 years old of Hardinsburg) rear-ended another vehicle, forcing it to hit another vehicle. McCurry drove away from the scene and attempted to hide behind a local gas station. However, officers apprehended him. A search warrant was obtained for a blood draw for possible intoxication. McCurry was arrested for Leaving the Scene of a Serious Bodily Crash, Driving While Suspended with a Prior Conviction, and an active felony warrant out of Orange County.

On July 8th, at approximately 2:20am, Officer Andrew Tillett conducted a traffic stop along SR 37 near US 50 West for an expired license plate. The driver of the stopped vehicle was identified as Paul Diehl (49 years old of Bedford). During the traffic stop, Officer Josh Rhoades deployed his canine, Dusty, who gave a positive alert on the vehicle. Officers located a vape pen and THC wax inside the car. They also located a plastic baggie containing methamphetamine in Diehl’s pocket. Officer Tillett arrested Diehl for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bedford Police Department also assisted with the stop.

On July 9th, Officers Duncan and Carter responded to a report of a domestic dispute in the 500 block of Thompson Lane. A female reported that Lewis Green (62 years old of Mitchell) would not let her leave and then pushed her. After completing the investigation into the incident, officers arrested Green for domestic battery and confinement.

On July 9th, officers responded to assist Mitchell PD with a vehicle pursuit. The male driver, later identified as Dalton Burton (26 years old of Mitchell) fled from his vehicle on Grindstone Hollow Road. LCSO Sgt. Michael Williams deployed his canine, Fleck, for a track. Fleck located Burton hiding in a downed tree in a nearby creek. Burton attempted to run, but Fleck apprehended him. Officers took Burton into custody.

In addition to investigating six crashes, officers also responded to multiple calls involving things such as theft, vandalism, unsafe shooting, unwanted persons, and psychological problems. Officers conducted 21 traffic stops and have open investigations on multiple reports, where warrants will be requested.”

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