Woman allegedly beaten with brass knuckles


Chaffin charged with evidence tampering

By Joe P. Asher - [email protected]



Derrick Polly


A Linefork man is facing an assault charge after allegedly beating a woman with brass knuckles.

Derrick Polly, 26, was arrested on Thursday.

According to the arrest warrant obtained by Cumberland City Police Officer Kenny Raleigh, Polly beat a female in the head and body with brass knuckles on June 27, causing multiple fractures, swelling of the brain and blood pouring from the left ear. The female was transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital for treatment.

Polly was charged with first-degree assault and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $10,000 full cash bond.

In other police activity:

• Tommie Laraine Chaffin, 37, of Loyall, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Matt Cope on Thursday.

According to the citation, Probation and Parole Officer Jonathan Creech states on Aug. 8 Chaffin fabricated physical evidence which she believes will be produced in an official proceeding. She brought in a third party’s urine in a pill bottle to replace her urine during her drug testing for the Office of Probation and Parole.

Chaffin was charged with tampering with physical evidence and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond;

• Elizabeth Monalisa Floyd, 53, of Whitesburg, was served with an indictment warrant on Thursday by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Winston Yeary. She was indicted for first-degree trafficking a controlled substance and persistent felony offender I. Floyd was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;

• James Burton Ellison, 55, of London, was served with an indictment warrant on Thursday. He was indicted for flagrant non-support and persistent felony offender I. Ellison was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $1,000 full cash bond.

• Jessica Marlowe, 26, of Evarts, was arrested by Deputy Danny Lewis on a Harlan County Circuit Court indictment for flagrant non-support.

• Kimberly Grills, 35, of Evarts, was arrested by Sgt. Chris Brewer on a Harlan County Circuit Court indictment for first-degree promoting contraband and tampering with physical evidence.

Reach Joe P. Asher at 606-909-4132 or on Twitter @joe_hde.

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Chaffin charged with evidence tampering

By Joe P. Asher

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