Woman indicted for trafficking


Ison jailed on burglary, theft charges

By Joe P. Asher - [email protected]



Tonya Helton


A Cawood woman has been indicted on a trafficking charge following an investigation by the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office.

Tonya Helton, 42, of Cawood was arrested on Thursday by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Denny Jones.

According to a press release, the arrest was a result of an ongoing investigation by Harlan County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives. The case was been presented to the grand jury and an indictment had been returned. In addition, Helton was served with several warrants issued by Harlan and Bell County District Courts.

Helton was indicted for first-degree trafficking a controlled substance and first-degree persistent felony offender. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 Full Cash bond.

Deputy Will Pope assisted.

The case remains under the investigation of Harlan County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Detectives.

In other police news:

• Cayla Ison, 24, of Harlan, was arrested on an indictment warrant by Harlan City Police Officer Justin Luttrell on Wednesday. According to the indictment handed down by the grand jury on Jan. 4, Ison knowingly entered a residence unlawfully on Jan. 4, 2015. The two-count indictment also states Ison took a laptop computer from the residence. The computer was valued at over $500. A citation states Ison was arrested on Jan. 29, 2015 by Loyall City Police Officer Mitch Alford. The citation states Ison and a co-defendant were found in possession of a laptop computer. The indictment stems from the 2015 arrest.

Ison was indicted for second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking over $500 but under $10,000. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond;

• William Noble Dillman, 61, of Harlan, was arrested by Harlan City Police Sgt. Jeff Owens on Friday. He was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond.

• James E. Lawson, 41, of Wallins, was arrested on three Harlan County Circuit Court Bench Warrants. Harlan County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Matt Cope said the warrants were a result of Lawson failing to complete treatment as directed and absconding probation supervision on three Harlan County Circuit Court cases. Additionally, Lawson was served with a Harlan County child support warrant.

• Tina Jones, 33, of Wallins, was arrested on a Kentucky Parole Board parole violation warrant.

Jones and Lawson were lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on no bond. The arrests were made by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Lewis.

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Tonya Helton
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Ison jailed on burglary, theft charges

By Joe P. Asher

[email protected]

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