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    Sheriff's Office Recovers 20k In Stolen Items

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    In a report from Jackson County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Daniel Isaacs was the investigating officer in a theft of items that were valued at over $20,000. Isaacs said at approximately 11:30 pm on Tuesday, July 2, he received a complaint from Jackson County Dispatch that a local resident, Larry Collins, was reporting that his mowing equipment had been stolen. Upon Isaacs arrival on Main Street, McKee, he spoke with Larry Collins, who told Isaacs that the theft had occurred at approximately at 10:00 am that morning. He said that Sheriff Hays was made aware of the theft and had been attempting to locate his stolen items. Collins told Isaacs that a lady he knew had contacted him and said she was traveling north on HWY 421 and had witnessed a male standing in Collins's driveway guiding a black Dodge pickup that was backing up to the box trailer with all the lawn equipment that Collins reported stolen. Isaacs said after obtaining all the information to complete his report, he alerted Lee and Owsley County authorities to be aware of the theft due to tips being received via social media which led him to believe that the truck with Collins's stolen trailer and equipment may have been heading to those areas. On Wednesday morning, at approximately 3:00 am, Jackson County Dispatch contacted Isaacs and said a Beattyville Police Department unit and a Lee County Deputy Sheriff was out with a zero-turn lawn mower matching the description of one of those stolen from Collins.

    McKee Man Faces Federal Chargesh3>

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    A four count indictment has been returned in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, Southern Division, London charging a McKee man, Mitchell Peters, 35, of McKee, KY on charges of distribution of a mixture or substance containing a detectible amount of methamphetamine (Count 1 – incident allegedly occurred on March 7, 2018) and possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectible amount of methamphetamine (Count 3 – incident allegedly occurred on April 06, 2018) in violation of 21 U .S .C. § 841 (a)( 1). The Indictment also charged Peters with two counts of possession of a firearm (Counts 2 & 4) by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(l) and 18 U.S.C. § 924(c). Peters is now confined at the Jackson County Detention Center in McKee, Kentucky, in connection with charges of violating Kentucky state law (The Jackson County Detention Center jail tracker shows Peters being held in connection with 2 counts of “failure to appear”.