Man arrested on assault, other charges


Allegedly exposed himself to juvenile

By Joe P. Asher - [email protected]



Lewis Lyttle


A man is facing multiple charges including assault and carrying a concealed weapon after police responded to a complaint at the Harlan ARH Hospital parking lot.

Lewis Samuel Lyttle, 67, of St. Charles, Virginia, was arrested on Wednesday by Kentucky State Police Trooper Jimmy Halcomb.

According to the citation, police responded to a complaint of indecent exposure to a juvenile. The juvenile stated Lyttle told her to come over to the vehicle and he exposed himself in his car. Halcomb advised the victim’s grandmother concerning warrants and went to speak with Lyttle. Lyttle said the juvenile was lying and began cursing at Halcomb about the juvenile. Lyttle’s pants were unzipped with his shirt pulled over them, and a strong odor of alcohol was present. Lyttle stated he drove to Harlan from Virginia to give another person a ride to the hospital He was found in possession of a 40 ounce bottle of Natural Light beer. He refused to cooperate when Halcomb advised him to put his hands behind his back. Lyttle began cursing and yelling, and would not allow Halcomb to cuff him. Halcomb put the subject on the ground and tried to put handcuffs on him, but Lyttle would not cooperate, refusing to comply with verbal commands and pulling back his fist. Lyttle would not give any information, and kicked Halcomb and another officer.

Lyttle was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, third-degree assault (police officer), no other state registration receipt, second-degree disorderly conduct, menacing, resisting arrest, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, failure to produce insurance card no registration receipt and possession of open alcoholic beverage.

Lyttle was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.

In other police activity:

• Tamara Arvin, 28, of Loyall, was arrested on Wednesday by Harlan County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Brewer. Arvin was charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree wanton endangerment and probation violation. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on multiple full cash bonds totaling $12,500;

• Gary W. Nolan, 31, of Evarts, was arrested on Wednesday by Harlan City Police Sgt. Jeff Owens. Nolan was charged with trafficking a controlled substance within 1,000 of a school, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, illegal possession of a legend drug and prescription controlled substance not in original container. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $10,000 full cash bond.

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Lewis Lyttle
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Allegedly exposed himself to juvenile

By Joe P. Asher

[email protected]

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