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Women arrested after argument at ballgame

Loyall police arrest 8 on drug charges

Joe P. Asher Staff Writer

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An incident following a basketball game at James A. Cawood Elementary school on Dec. 3 has led to the arrest of two Cranks women.


Laotan Shepherd, 50, and Kelly Shelton, 31, were arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Bailey. Both women were charged with second-degree terroristic threatening.


According to the warrant, Cheryl Daniel claims that the two women made threats against her immediately following a basketball game when the coaches and team were shaking hands. Daniel is the assistant basketball coach for Cawood Elementary School.


The warrant states Shelton and Shepherd came out of the stands onto the gym floor. The two women were cursing, using vulgar language and threatening Daniel. Shepherd and Shelton were physically restrained from assaulting Daniel and escorted from the school by the James A. Cawood Elementary School principal and two teachers.


Shepherd and Shelton were lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center, each on a $2,000 bond secured by 10 percent.


In other police news, the Loyall Police Department conducted a drug roundup Tuesday resulting in eight arrests.


According to Loyall Police Chief Mike Lunsford, 17 warrants were obtained for 14 individuals based on two months of investigations.


The Loyall Police Department was assisted by the Harlan Police Department in the roundup.


Arrested and charged with second-degree trafficking were Michael Epperson, 25, of Baxter; Anthony Haywood, 51, of Wallins; Tammy Lynn Jones, 34, of Harlan; Jeffery Lucas, 23, of Baxter; Theo Shackleford, 26, of Loyall; and Krystal Ward, 23, of Harlan.


All were lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on $5,000 full cash bonds.


Dustin Shackleford, 21, of Loyall, was charged with trafficking a legend drug and trafficking marijuana. Shackleford was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond.


Troy Napier, 49, of Loyall, was charged with trafficking a legend drug. Napier was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond.


Reach Joe P. Asher at 606-573-4510, ext. 113, jasher@civitasmedia.com

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