Endangerment arrest


Woman charged with 2nd-degree assault

By Joe P. Asher - [email protected]



Janet Baker


A Cawood woman is facing an endangerment charge after allegedly creating a disturbance at a hotel.

Janet Baker, 38, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Jacob Spurlock on Monday.

According to the arrest warrant obtained by Harlan City Police Officer Brandon Watts, Baker wantonly engaged in conduct which created substantial danger of death or serious injury to her 7-month-old child by not exercising control over the child on July 30, 2015. Baker was at the Mt. Aire Motel under the influence of an unknown substance causing a disturbance to other guests. She was hallucinating and paranoid, stating “people were coming up thru the floor, climbing the wall, on the roof and coming out of the bushes.” She had her 7-month-old in her arms at the time. Baker admitted to using methamphetamine in the past.

Baker was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.

In other police activity:

• Jessica Brooke Miles, 26, of Cumberland, was arrested on Wednesday by Cumberland City Police Sgt. John Teagle. According to the citation, Miles was involved in a physical fight with another woman. Miles said the woman was on top of her and hitting her. Miles pulled a knife and cut the woman in the neck and arm.

Miles was charged with second-degree assault and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;

• Amber Nicole Stepp, 27, of Cumberland, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Brandon Burton on Tuesday. According to the arrest warrant obtained by Cumberland City Police Officer Cody Bargo, Stepp was found in possession of methamphetamine while being booked into the Harlan County Detention Center on July 17.

Stepp was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and illegal possession of a legend drug and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;

• Travis Corey Davidson, 22, of Cumberland, was arrested by Teagle on Tuesday on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), tampering with physical evidence, second-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.

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Janet Baker
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Woman charged with 2nd-degree assault

By Joe P. Asher

[email protected]

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