Warrants

• Christopher Shane Paskiewicz, 56, of Liberty, was arrested Jan. 9 on a Casey County indictment warrant for cultivating in marijuana (five plants or more), and hindering prosecution or apprehension in the second degree. He was held on a $1,500 cash bond with MCR and drug testing.

• Timothy Doyle Wilson, 59, of Liberty, was arrested Jan. 8 on a Casey County bench warrant for failure to appear Jan. 3 to answer for charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a substance second offense, failure to wear seat belts, failure of owner to maintain required insurance first offense, and possession of marijuana. He was held without bond.

• Jennifer L. Terry, 39, of Liberty, was arrested Jan. 3 on two Casey County bench warrants for nonpayment of $592.57 and $25 in fines or fees. She was ordered to pay the balance or serve 30 days in jail.

• Jeremy Evans, 40, of Liberty, was arrested Jan. 12 on a Casey County bench warrant for failure to appear to court to answer to a charge of operating on a suspended or revoked operators license. He was held without bond.

• Lorraine Gayle Pritchett, 51, of Liberty, was arrested Jan. 12 on a Casey County indictment warrant and a bench warrant for contempt of court. The indictment warrant was for trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree, first offense (more than two grams of methamphetamine), persistent felony offender in the second degree, possession of marijuana, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance first offense, and speeding 13 mph over the limit. She was held on a $5,000 cash bond.

Burglary

• Joshua Trent Roy, 41, of Liberty, was arrested Jan. 8 for burglary second degree, assault fourth degree (domestic violence) with no visible injury, and resisting arrest.

According to a citation written by Casey County Sheriff’s Deputy Jake Atwood, at around 10:50 a.m. he responded to a call in reference to Roy trying to break into his grandmother’s home. Dispatch reported that they could hear an assault in progress. Upon arrival, Deputy Brandon Smith saw Roy come to the front door of the residence, close it and then went to the back door. Liberty Police Officer Hunter Christian and Atwood were at the back door and ordered that he open the door. Roy opened the door and the police went inside.

Christian ordered Roy to put his hands behind his back. Roy did not comply. When Christian tried to grab Roy, Roy pulled away and started backing down the hallway. Christian grabbed Roy and they both fell to the ground. Roy continued to resist and so Christian and Atwood delivered empty-hand strikes. Roy turned to his side, still resisting. Police delivered a non-prong taser deployment and Roy was detained, but still resisted as he was taken out of the home and into a police cruiser.

The victim stated that Roy was kicking the door, but entered through the kitchen window. The victim stated that she told Roy several times that he was not to be in the residence. Roy grabbed her and began yelling at her.

After speaking with the victim, police went outside to speak with Roy and he was rubbing his head on the steel window guard in the cruiser. Police took him to Casey County Hospital where he was medically cleared, and then he was taken to jail.

Trafficking

• Jordan Sinclair Wilkinson, 24, of Liberty, was arrested Jan. 6 for wanton endangerment in the first degree, trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces first offense, tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance in the second degree, drug unspecified.

According to a citation written by Casey County Sheriff’s Deputy Jake Atwood at around 10:21 p.m. police were called in reference to shots being fired at a business on U.S. 127. The caller identified the shooter as Wilkinson, and said he fled northbound on 127 in a blue truck. Atwood responded and soon located a truck that matched the description. He followed the vehicle and ran the plates, which came back to Wilkinson. He pulled the truck over.

Wilkinson told Atwood that he went to the business, and they told him to leave. He said there were four men that followed him outside, and he thought he was going to be jumped, and so fired a shot into the air.

The victim stated that Wilkinson arrived at the business and the co-owner asked him to leave because Wilkinson had issues with the co-owner’s son the week prior and pulled a gun on him. Wilkinson went outside and began to come back in, so the victim told him to leave. Wilkinson took 10 steps away and turned around and stated “come on mother-----r” and brandished a pistol, firing into the air.

The victim said he was scared for his life. He said that Wilkinson started beating on the door and everyone ran back inside.

Wilkinson was placed under arrest, and a search of his vehicle was conducted in an attempt to locate the gun.

Deputy Brandon Smith searched the center console and found digital scales and suspected marijuana in plain view.

A glass container was located behind the seat with suspected marijuana.

A bottle of orange pills were also in the vehicle, which Wilkinson identified as suboxone.

When asked about the firearm, Wilkinson said he gave it to a friend after he left because he was scared. When police asked who the friend was, Wilkinson said he didn’t have to tell police.

Child endangerment

Julia Shipley, 29, of Liberty, was arrested Jan. 11 for endangering the welfare of a minor. She was also wanted on a Metcalfe County bench warrant for contempt of court, and had two Casey County complaint warrants for theft by deception including cold checks.

According to a citation written by Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle, he and Deputy Hannah Lynn responded to a welfare check request with a social services worker to an address on Contown Road. Shipley was living there with two children under three years old.

Weddle wrote that the house was unlivable. There was trash, bugs and animal feces throughout the home, and a window was busted out. He took pictures of the home.

Shipley had an active warrant from October 2022 out of Metcalfe County for contempt of court. A non-refundable cash bail was set at $450 which would be paid to Metcalfe Child Support.

She was also wanted on two complaint warrants. According to the warrants, Shipley wrote one bad check for $68, and another for $17.21 knowing they wouldn’t be honored by the bank.

Illegal dumping

Stanley L. Murphy, 66, of Liberty, was cited Jan. 6 for criminal littering.

According to a citation written by Casey County Sheriff’s Deputy Hannah Lynn, police spoke to Murphy in reference to garbage and bottles that were thrown onto the side of the roadway on Griffith Ridge Road. Murphy admitted to throwing the garbage onto the side of the road over the past six months. Casey County Sheriff Chad Weddle told Murphy that he was to pick up all the garbage on both sides of the road, starting from the KY 49 intersection with Griffth Ridge, up for one and half miles of the road, and then to pick up a receipt when he disposes of the garbage.

Assault

Tiffany Propes, 31, of Liberty, was arrested Jan. 8 for assault fourth degree domestic violence with minor injury.

According to a citation written by Liberty Police Officer Terry Zimmerman, at around 10 a.m. he responded to Phillips Street on a report of a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, Zimmerman met with the victim who said Propes had assaulted him. Zimmerman noted there were abrasions and redness by his right eye on his face. Propes denied assaulting him. She was arrested.

Endangerment

Ernest Lee Hash, 50, of Liberty, was arrested Jan. 9 for wanton endangerment in the first degree, and terroristic threatening in the third degree.

According to a citation written by Casey County Sheriff’s Deputy Jake Atwood, at around 6 p.m. police responded to a report of shots fired on Henson Ridge Road, which dispatch heard on the line with the caller. Upon arrival, Hash had left the residence. Deputy Brandon Smith and Atwood spoke to the victim. The victim said that Hash arrived at his home and threatened him with a gun. He said that Hash fired shots into the ground, then pointed the gun at him through the window and said he would kill him. Three 9 mm casings were recovered from the scene.

Liberty Police Officer Hunter Christian located has traveling on West KY 70 and initiated a traffic stop. Christian asked Hash about the incident and Hash admitted to firing the weapon. A 9 mm pistol was located in Hash’s possession. He was arrested and taken to the Casey County Detention Center.