Search leads to more charges


Police: Woman found hiding in a room

By Debbie Caldwell - [email protected]



Brandi Clark


Ronnie J. Penny


The Harlan County Sheriff’s Office arrested two individuals in the River Ridge community Wednesday on various charges.

According to a press release, the sheriff’s office had received numerous complaints from the neighborhood concerning drug activity around a residence on Tyree Lane. The residence was occupied by Brandi Clark.

“It was discovered that Clark was recently sentenced to probation in Harlan Circuit Court on drug charges from a previous sheriff’s office drug case,” said Chief Deputy Matt Cope. “We contacted Probation and Parole and accompanied them on a home visit at the residence. We were also attempting to serve a Harlan County District Court bench warrant.”

Cope said after observing Clark inside the residence she refused to open the door and deputies forced entry into the residence.

“Upon making entry Clark was discovered hiding in a room inside the residence,” Cope said. “During a search of the residence, a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia was located inside the residence. Upon arriving at the Harlan County Detention Center, Clark was searched by a deputy jailer and a container with additional controlled substances was discovered concealed on her body.”

Clark, 30, of Evarts, was arrested by Deputy Travis Freeman and charged with two counts of third-degree possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, promoting contraband and prescription controlled substance not in original container. An active Harlan County District Court bench warrant was also served. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.

Cope said Ronnie J. Penny was also located inside the residence. It was discovered that he had an active Harlan County Circuit Court indictment. Penny, 31, of Evarts, was arrested on the indictment for second-degree burglary and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.

Freeman was assisted at the residence by Cope, Harlan County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives and Probation and Parole.

In other police news:

*Dustin Hall, 39, of Putney, was arrested by Harlan City Police Officer George Young on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and third-degree trafficking a controlled substance. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center with bond set at $5,000 full cash.

*Angela Myers, 39, of Putney, was arrested by Loyall City Police Chief Mike Lunsford on a fugitive from another state warrant. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center. No bond has been set. Extradition was waived.

*Rachel Stilgenbauer, 29, of Ashland, was arrested on a parole violation warrant. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center without bond.

*Jason Collett, 32, of Wallins Creek, was arrested by the Office of Probation and Parole on a parole violation warrant. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center without bond.

Reach Debbie Caldwell at 606-573-4510 or on Twitter @raiders42

Brandi Clark
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Ronnie J. Penny
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Police: Woman found hiding in a room

By Debbie Caldwell

[email protected]

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