Man faces drug charges


Allegedly intimidates witness

By Joe P. Asher - [email protected]



David Simpson


A Harlan man is facing multiple charges including trafficking and intimidating a witness after allegedly beating on the walls of the witness’s apartment and screaming threats following his release from jail.

David Simpson, 33, was arrested on Tuesday by Harlan City Police Sgt. Jeff Owens.

According to an arrest warrant obtained by HPD Officer Derrick Noe, Simpson was released from jail on Nov. 29. He began intimidating the victim by beating on the walls of the victim’s apartment and screaming out threats, calling the victim by name and causing him to fear for his life.

According to documents, a pair of additional arrest warrants were obtained by HPD Officer Scott Bailey and Kentucky State Police DESI/East. Simpson sold narcotics to cooperating witnesses on multiple occasions in September and April.

Simpson was charged with two counts of second-degree trafficking a controlled substance and intimidating a witness. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on three full cash bonds totaling $15,000.

In other police activity:

• Kayla C. Edward, 23, of Harlan, was arrested by Owens on Tuesday. According to the arrest warrant obtained by Bailey, Edward sold a narcotic to a cooperating witness on two separate occasions in September. She was charged with trafficking a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school and second-degree trafficking a controlled substance and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $10,000 full cash bond;

• Vanna M. Myers, 51, of Baxter, was arrested by Loyall City Police Officer Mitch Alford on Tuesday. She was charged with careless driving, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, failure to produce insurance card, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and first-degree possession of a controlled substance. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;

• Hobert Cornett, 28, of Evarts, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Aaron Frederick on Monday on an arrest warrant obtained by Bailey. Cornett was charged with second-degree trafficking a controlled substance and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond.

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Allegedly intimidates witness

By Joe P. Asher

[email protected]

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