Jenkins arrested for alleged escape, sodomy

Joe P. Asher Staff Writer

November 18, 2013

A man on house arrest for prior allegations of sodomy was arrested Friday by the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office after he allegedly fled from deputies attempting to serve a warrant on him for charges including two additional counts of sodomy of a child.

According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, a warrant was obtained for Terry Jenkins, 37, of Evarts, charging him with two counts of first-degree sodomy. When deputies went to Jenkins’ residence to serve the warrant, Jenkins fled the residence.

The release states Jenkins was currently under house arrest and wearing a prisoner monitoring device. Deputies learned Jenkins had returned to the residence at approximately midnight, and returned to the residence and apprehended Jenkins.

According to the citation, Jenkins had removed the telephone cord from the monitoring device that had been placed in his residence. Jenkins would not comply with commands to place his hands behind his back, continuing to struggle after he was handcuffed. Multiple deputies subdued Jenkins and placed him under arrest.

Jenkins was charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy victim under 12 years of age, tampering with prisoner monitoring device, second-degree escape, resisting arrest and first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot.

The case is being investigated by Deputy Hunter Luttrell. Luttrell was assisted at the scene by Harlan County Sheriff Marvin Lipfird, Capt. Miron Southerland, Sgt. Chris Brewer and Deputies Justin Luttrell and Mitch Alford.

In other police activity:

* Ventris Browning, 48, of Cumberland, was arrested by Cumberland Police Officer Cody Williamson on Saturday on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Browning was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $7,000 bond secured by 10 percent;

* Amy Sue Clem, 39, of Harlan, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Josh Howard on Sunday and charged with first-degree promoting contraband, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and persistent felony offender I. Clem was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,500 full cash bond.

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