Man charged in theft


Traffic stop leads to endangerment charge

By Joe P. Asher - [email protected]



Jeffery Pennington


A Harlan man is facing a charge stemming from the alleged theft of metal and truck parts from a trucking company.

Jeffery Lee Pennington, 38, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Phillip Ely on Friday.

According to the arrest warrant obtained by Sandra Connelley, of Sayersville, Pennington took various stolen metals and truck parts and sold them to Baxter Metal and Joe Bennett Recycling in the time period between March 8, 2013 and April 11, 2013. Pennington did so with the knowledge the items were stolen from CNR Trucking.

Pennington was charged with receiving stolen property $10,000 or more and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $10,000 full cash bond. Pennington was additionally served with warrants for contempt of court and non-payment of fines.

In other police activity, April M. Blevins, 38, of Evarts, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Kenny Abner on Friday.

According to the citation, Blevins was not wearing a seat belt when Abner conducted a traffic stop on her vehicle. Blevins’ speech was slurred, and she failed multiple sobriety tests including the one-leg stand and the walk and turn. A Suboxone pill was found in her cigarette pack. Blevins admitted to taking Suboxone the previous day. Social services was called to the traffic stop due to two small children being in the vehicle. Blevins provided a blood sample at Harlan ARH Hospital. Results of the blood test are pending.

Blevins was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to wear seat belts, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and first-degree wanton endangerment. Blevins was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond.

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Jeffery Pennington
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Traffic stop leads to endangerment charge

By Joe P. Asher

[email protected]

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