Woman allegedly stabs man


Two others arrested for suspected drugs

By OJ Stapleton - ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com



A woman was arrested in Russellville this week for stabbing a man and two others were arrested in Logan County for suspected drugs following a traffic stop.

On Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at 1:29 a.m., the Russellville Police Department responded to Westgate Apartments on Hopkinsville Road in reference to a reported assault.

Upon arrival, the victim, Travis Long, same address, told officers he had been stabbed in the chest by a female. Further investigation determined the female, Yovonda Hewitt, of the same address, had stabbed Mr. Long in the chest with a knife during an argument.

Hewitt was located at the scene and placed under arrest for assault 1st degree and domestic violence.

Long was treated at the scene by Logan County EMS and the Russellville Fire Department.

Assisting at the scene was Logan County Sheriff’s Department and Ptl. Adam Brown of the Russellville Police Department.

Also on Friday, at approximately 10:50 p.m., Sgt. Robert Toombs of the Logan County Sheriff’s Deparment conducted a traffic stop on a maroon 1999 Ford Taurus on US 68E for a minor traffic violation.

During the stop, Toombs observed suspected narcotics in plain sight inside the vehicle. After a search, Toombs locate a plastic straw as well as a syringe containing the suspected narcotics. The driver of the vehicle, 40-year-old Steven Gregory of Manchester, Ky., admitted to the possession of the straw. The passenger and owner of the vehicle, 38-year-old Asher Roberts, also of Manchester, admitted to using his prescription medication of oxycodone, but denied knowledge of the syringe or its contents.

The items seized in the stop were taken into evidence and will be sent to the KSP lab for analysis.

Furutre charges are pending lab results.

Toombs was assisted on the scene by Deputy Ed Higgins.

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Two others arrested for suspected drugs

By OJ Stapleton

ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com

To contact OJ Stapleton, email ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

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