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Private Detective: Perry County Clerk Indicted on 7 Counts

The Perry County Clerk who caused some controversy after a cell phone video appeared to show him knocking on the window of a college student’s car and asking her questions after running her license plate has been indicted on several criminal charges and violations related to the incident.


According to the seven-count indictment, the incident stemmed from road rage when King “tail-gaited” and followed victim, Kalie Bentley, who was driving in her grandfather’s car, with the intent to harass and intimidate her. The victim recorded the encounter on her cell phone and posted it to social media.

That video quickly went viral.

In the video, King identifies himself by name and tells the girl that because the car has a handicapped plate, a disabled person has to be in the car.

Bentley had borrowed her grandfather’s car to run errands. She tried to explain that to King and got this response; “I know exactly where you live. I ran your plate.” LEX 18 confirmed that only courts and police have law enforcement access to plate information.

When LEX 18 Investigates reporter Richard Essex asked him if he had the authority to look up a license plate, King responded by saying he needed to speak to the county attorney.

He fled his office without making further comment.

King is facing the following counts:

Count 1: Wanton Engangerment – 1st degree – Class D Felony

The indictment states that King intentionally operated his vehicle in such a manner he manifested an extreme indifference to human life when he tail-gaited Kalie Bentley.

Count 2: Harassment – Violation

The indictment states that King followed Bentley into the parking lot of Hazard Community College with the intent to intimidate her for no legitimate purpose.

Count 3: Reckless Driving – Violation

The indictment states that King operated his vehicle without regard to safety and convenience of pedestrians and other vehicles.

Count 4: Menacing – Class B Misdemeanor

The indictment states that King put Kalie Bentley in reasonable apprehension when he blocked her from exiting her vehicle after following her.

Count 5: Stalking – Second Degree – Class A Misdemeanor

The indictment states that King commuted stalking in the second degree when he stalked Kalie Bentley for several miles and used official equipment to run her license plate.

Count 6: Unlawful Imprisonment – Class A Misdemeanor

The indictment states that King unlawfully restrained Kalie Bentley by positioning his vehicle behind hers in the parking lot.

Count 7: Official Misconduct in the First Degree- Class A Misdemeanor.

The indictment states that King misrepresented his office, of Perry County Clerk, as having peace officer authority to follow another citizen, detain them, and running license plates.

On the advice of their attorney, Kalie Bentley and her family chose not to speak with LEX 18.

Missing Person Richard Coleman of Dallas, TX

Police have issued a critical missing person alert for an 83-year-old man with dementia who was last seen Tuesday morning.

According to police, Richard Coleman was last seen in the 4800 block of W. Lawther Road, near White Rock Lake, around 8:30 a.m.

Coleman suffers from dementia and takes regular medication for diabetes and hypertension. He is described as a white man, 6-foot-2, 190 lbs., with silver hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing navy blue pants, a tan jacket, and a blue baseball cap. He was driving a red 2012 Ford Escape with Texas license plate BDG 8715.


If you have any information about Mr. Coleman, call 911 or (214) 671-4268.


Pedophile Tracking Man Engages in Sexual Behavior While Watching Children in Library

The public library is one of the last places you’d expect to find inappropriate behavior targeting children, but that’s exactly the case in tonight’s Crime Stoppers report.

Lexington police say that on March 10th and again on May 2nd, a man was caught on surveillance video engaging in sexual activity while watching children.

According to Detective Mark Thomas, “We had reports of a man on the second floor, which is the children’s wing, and he was observed by a witness masturbating in one of the aisles.  He moved through the rows and was actually looking at children through the books.”


The suspect is described as man in his late thirties to early forties, around 5 foot 9 and weighing 200 pounds. He was wearing a red shirt, black flat-billed hat and blue sweat pants. Police say he could be a registered sex offender, and may have engaged in this kind of behavior before.

“It’s been very difficult for us knowing who he is,” Detective Thomas adds, “but not being able to lay hands on him.”

If you have information about this case or any other Crime Stoppers report, your tip could earn a cash reward. Call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 859.253.2020.

If You Can Identify This Man, Call Crime Stoppers At 859.253.2020

Wrongful Death Man Accused in Death of Lexington Attorney Faces Judge

The Georgetown man accused of killing a cyclist in this weekend’s Horsey Hundred Race had his first court appearance.

Tuesday, Odilon Paz-Salvador was arraigned on charges of murder, DUI, wanton endangerment and fleeing after police say his actions killed attorney Mark Hinkel. It was the last mile of a 100 mile ride when the Lexington Attorney was struck and killed. Police say Paz Salvador lost control, hitting Hinkel head on.


Paz-Salvador was charged with DUI after police found beer inside the vehicle. They say that he also confessed to smoking marijuana.

Family members told LEX 18 that the crash was a complete accident.

“I don’t want him to be viewed as a criminal I want him to be viewed as someone who did something on accident he didn’t have no intentions to do this at all,” says Alejandroy Wray, Paz-Salvador’s nephew.

Those closest to Hinkel say that even if that’s the case, it was an accident that could have been avoided.

“All of us are still in a state of shock about that. That it was just senseless. It just doesn’t make any sense and that’s what everyone is having a hard time coping with right now,” says William Shouse, a co-worker of Hinkel’s.

Hinkel will be laid to rest Thursday. Visitation will be held at Milwards Funeral Home on Man o’War, Wednesday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. His funeral mass will be held at Christ the King on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Private Detective: Body Found in Ohio River in Louisville

Louisville police are investigating after a body was found in the Ohio River Tuesday morning.

Police confirmed a towboat crew reported a body in the river at about 7:50 a.m. A Louisville Fire Rescue crew responded to the area of Gibson Lane near Southwestern Parkway and Algonquin Parkway.


Officials have not released any other information.

Wrongful Death Carter County Man Accused of Murder and Kidnapping

Police in Carter County arrested a suspect they say killed a man and kidnapped a woman from a home over the weekend.

Police say KSP troopers responded to a home on Riverbend Way in Grayson Sunday night and found Marcus McDavid, 24, dead inside. After further investigation, they determined that a woman was missing.


Investigators keyed in on Freddy Irick, 33, as a suspect. They found the missing woman with Irick a short time later.

The woman was not hurt.

Police arrested Irick and charged him with murder and kidnapping. He also faces charges including assault and impersonating an officer from another case.

Missing Person 9 Year Old Benbrook, TX Girl

Police in Benbrook issued an alert Monday afternoon for a nine-year-old girl who was last seen on Friday.

The parents of Caitlyn Williams told investigators that she left home on her bicycle around 3:30 Friday afternoon to spend the weekend with a friend just a few blocks away. She had been expected to return on Sunday.

Police were summoned on Monday after the Benbrook Elementary School student did not come home. The FBI has joined the investigation of her disappearance.


“The investigators are talking with the parents, they’re talking with relatives, they’re talking with friends, they’ve been out canvassing neighbors, fliers have been printed up,” said police spokesman Officer Sandy Eubanks. “We hope that maybe there’s some information out there that someone has that they don’t know that’s important that the investigators may turn up.”

Caitlyn was last seen wearing a yellow T-shirt with a “Benbrook Field Day” logo, blue jeans, and pink-and-black tennis shoes.

She was riding a pink, purple and white bicycle in the neighborhood near her home in the 1100 block of Wade Hampton Street, about a mile north of Benbrook Lake.

Caitlyn is described as white, 4′-4″ tall, 95 lbs. with brown, wavy hair to the middle of her back.

If you have any information about Caitlyn Williams, contact Benbrook police at 817-249-1610 or call 911.

Caitlyn Williams, 9, was reported missing by her parents

Wrongful Death Man Killed With Hatchet in Las Vegas

Police say that two people – including the wife of the victim – have been arrested in the death of a man Monday morning near Buffalo and Sahara in what is being described as a domestic-related homicide

Police initially said a couple were pulled over after experiencing car trouble about 2:30 a.m. The suspect approached them and then attacked the man with a hatchet, stabbing and killing the man.

Arriving officers located an adult male who was deceased at the scene with multiple traumatic injuries to his body, believed to be from a hatchet. Also at the scene was his wife, later identified as 33-year-old Maria Hernandez of Idaho.


The woman called 911. The attacker then took off in the vehicle, a 2002 Ford minivan. The vehicle, which had Idaho license plates, was found later on the 3900 block of South Eastern Avenue, near Viking Road.

Homicide detectives indicated that the victim and Hernandez were visiting from out of town and met with Maria’s brother, later identified as 22-year-old Hector Gutierrez of California.

Through the investigation it was learned that Maria requested the assistance of Hector to kill the victim. At some point during the evening, Hector attacked the victim with a hatchet with the assistance of Hernandez.

The suspect then fled in the victim’s vehicle, which was later located and recovered. During the attack of the victim, Gutierrez received a non-life threatening stab wound, for which he received treatment at UMC.

Detectives arrested both Hernandez and Gutierrez for murder with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit murder. Hernandez and Gutierrez were transported to the Clark County Detention Center and booked accordingly.

This is the 47th homicide investigated by the LVMPD in 2015. The identity of the victim, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

Missing Person Remains of Missing Two Year Old Found

The search for a missing Monroe county two-year old has come to a tragic end Monday night.

Troopers with Kentucky State Police found the body of Laynee Wallace not far from where she was reported missing.

All this comes hours after they arrested the man, twenty-five year old Anthony Barbour, who’s accused of taking her.


Kentucky State Police had been on the hunt for Barbour since last Sunday, when they say he took his girlfriend’s two-year old daughter.

Considered armed and dangerous, investigators canvassed the county for more than a week and found Barbour Monday afternoon with a stroke of luck.

Police say a woman, who lives near Temple Hill Road, came home this afternoon to find Barbour was waiting for her.

That woman’s cousin, who lives across the street says he saw what happened next.

“Mr. Barbour was in her house and he had a rifle at that time and he asked her to get in the truck drive her to Glasgow,” said Carey Harvey, victim’s cousin. “So she started down the road and the Kentucky State Police was going the other directions and happen to see him.”

Carey says the trooper noticed his cousin was not wearing a seat belt and pulled her over for a traffic stop and then noticed Barbour in the truck.

Hours after his arrest, troopers say they found Wallace’s body in a well just a few miles from the home she shared with Barbour and her mother

Troopers say Wallace’s body will be taken to Louisville for an autopsy, where they will determine the cause of death.

No word yet what charges Barbour is facing.

Private Detective: Corbin Police ID Two Suspects in Vandalism of City Parks

Corbin police are questioning two suspects in a case of weekend vandalism that targeted facilities used by children.

Corbin Little League information officer Ronnie Smith says vandals hit Sanders Park, the Corbin football field and the community’s Little League field, spray painting walls and even memorials. Smith says profanity was written on the back of a dugout, which was removed by city workers in time for today’s games.


“We are just appalled at this happening and we just want justice,” Smith says.

After Smith posted pictures of the vandalism along with surveillance video, he received more than 100 messages. The online help led to the questioning of a juvenile and one adult, identified as 22-year-old Joseph Couch.

Police say Couch will be charged with several counts of criminal mischief. No word yet if the juvenile will face the same charges.


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