Elkhorn City Man Charged with Animal Cruelty

July 18, 2017

Letcher County deputies arrested a 57-year-old Elkhorn City man after he left his dog in a hot car on Saturday (July 15). Clifton Machniak is charged with cruelty to animals. The Jenkins officer that rescued the dog said the animal collapsed when it got out. This is the second time Machniak has been charged with animal cruelty; he also left a dog in a car in 2014. The dog was placed in the custody of Letcher County animal control, and is said to be in good condition. 



Jenkins Man Died in North Carolina

July 11, 2017

A Jenkins man died while in North Carolina over the weekend. Close friends tell WYMT that Richard Mullins was swimming in the ocean off the coast of Holden Beach when he was caught in a rip current on Sunday and died. Mullins had recently gotten a job in North Carolina and was planning on relocating there. 



Pound Police and Wise County Sheriff's Deputies Found Wanted Man

July 11, 2017

After searching for approximately two weeks, Pound Police and Wise County Sheriff’s Deputies found a man wanted on an arrest warrant. Jimmy Harold Baker (29 years old) ran from officers, hiding in the woods at McFall Fork. While searching for him, officers happened upon a patch of marijuana plants. Police pulled the immature plants as evidence. Anyone who has knowledge about the possible owners of the plants is asked to call the Pound Police. 



Mistrial in Knox County Murder Case

July 11, 2017

A murder case in Knox County has been declared a mistrial before there was any testimony. The judge did not explain why he declared a mistrial yesterday (June 10) in the trail against Patrick Baker. Baker is accused of shooting and killing Donald Mills back in May 2014. Prosecutors say Baker and several others dressed as US Marshals, and broke into Mills’ home, demanding cash and drugs. The trail is rescheduled to begin in late October. 



Escaped Inmates in Lexington

July 11, 2017

Law enforcement is looking for two inmates who ran from a minimum-security prison in Lexington. Prison officials say Jason Lindbloom and Jason Prater escaped the Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington on Sunday night. Both men were serving drug sentences.