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Arrest made in connection with missing person in Breathitt County

WBON-TV9 has been closely following the disappearance of a woman in Breathitt County this week. Today, Breathitt County Sheriff John Hollan says a man has been taken into custody this morning in connection with “a missing person case.” Although unofficial at this time, all indications are the arrest is in connection to the disappearance of […]

Warrants, drugs land Irvine woman in jail

This Sunday morning, July 30th, 2023, around 10:15 am, Estill County Sheriff Chris Flynn observed a woman walking on Sandhill Church Road. He reports he recognized the female who had two known active warrants for her arrest. As the sheriff made contact with her, she reportedly gave false identifying information before attempting to flee on […]

Inmate found unresponsive in cell early Monday morning in Richmond

Early Monday morning, staff at the Madison County Detention Center discovered an inmate unresponsive in their cell. The call came in just after midnight Sunday, and after efforts to resuscitate the man failed, the Madison County Coroner was summoned to the scene.  The inmate, a 30 year old male, is from Texas, with no known […]

Police: Man Throws Rock at Woman, Then Allegedly Punches Deputies Inside Jail

Richmond Police recently responded to a call of an alleged assault that occured at the Telford YMCA, where a woman told police she was assaulted with a rock. According to the citation, the victim heard a person behind her in the area of the YMCA, and when she turned around, he allegedly threw what she […]

Manchester Jail on Modified Operations Following Hazmat Visit

A Clay County jail is now on modified operations as a precaution after three employees fell mysteriously ill. According to reports, the staff members at the Federal Correction Institution in Manchester were working in the mailroom Monday when they all began to feel sick. Officials with the Federal Bureau of Prisons report that they are […]

Recorded phone call from the detention center leads to drug bust, gun bust, and arrest.

According to police, a recorded phone call was made from the Detention Center by Richard Duerson last Friday. Recently arrested last month on charges of kidnapping, officers report Duerson directed Jennifer McFarland (42) to “clean” his apartment. Police report believing McFarland was retrieving items of evidentiary value connected to Duerson’s case. Officials also report conducting […]

4th Female Overdoses in Madison County Jail

According to Jailer Steve Tussey, around 2 am on Saturday another overdose occurred within the confines of the Madison County Detention Center. Although Jailer Tussey could not confirm that this is related to last week’s overdoses, but there is still an active investigation to garner more information. He adds that they are still working hard […]

3 Female Inmates Allegedly Overdose at MCDC, 2 Brought Back From Death

According to officials with the Madison County Detention Center, Wednesday night three overdoses occurred within the jail. All three were females, and were taken to the hospital for treatment. Additionally, two of the three had to be brought back after apparently dying from the supposed ingesting of the drug, which is still unspecified at this […]

KSP Investigates Escaped Inmate in Richmond

Kentucky State Police are currently on the lookout for an inmate that walked away from the Bluegrass Career Development Center this week. According to authorities, 44 year old Jay M Anderson of Shepherdsville walked away from the minimum security center on Recycle Drive on December 8th. He was jailed for manufacturing methamphetamine and receiving stolen […]

2018 Election 2-Minute Sitdowns: Jailer Doug Thomas

Continuing with the 2018 election coverage, we spoke to Jailer Doug Thomas, a Madison Countian and lifelong Democrat who will be seeking a third term at the head of the Madison County Detention Center. Jailer Thomas said it is a must to expand the detention center, which is chronically overcrowded, usually hovering around 200% over-capacity. […]

Jackson County Escapee From Last Year Captured

From a Release from the Knox County Sheriff’s Department: Tuesday February 20, 2018 On September 25, 2017 36 year old Tim Engle of Gray, Ky. escaped from Jackson County Detention center after being charged with several felonies. A warrant was issued for hisarrest. Information had been received that Tim Engle had returned to Knox County […]

Inmates Escaped from Madison County Detention Center

Tuesday Night two inmates in the Madison County Detention Center reportedly escaped through the door for the work release inmates. William K. McFarland (right) and Samuel Geames (left) were being held in the Detention Center for failure to appear in court and had a scheduled release in the coming weeks. Both individuals are now being […]

Madison County Detention Center Overcrowding Series: Part One

In Part One of the Madison County Detention Series about the overcrowding of the jail, Marisa Hempel talks to Jailer Doug Thomas about the numbers for the Detention Center which is currently at 200% over capacity. Jailer Thomas explains that this overcrowding issue has been around for quite some time, and that it only seems […]

MCDC Overcrowding Series Part IV: Fiscal Factors

In Part Four of the Madison County jail overcrowding series, WBON-TV sat down with Judge Executive for Madison County Reagan Taylor, who gave the fiscal court’s perspective. Taylor elaborated on his idea for a treatment center in Madison County to help deal with the overcrowding problem in the detention center.