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Coxton man spends Thanksgiving behind bars

A Coxton man spent Thanksgiving behind bars after allegedly strangling a woman with a belt.

Joseph Owens, 30, was arrested by Kentucky State Police trooper Brandon Burton on Nov. 26.

According to the citation, Burton was responding to a 911 hang-up call at Coxton Loop around 12:36 a.m. Burton made contact with two females, both who confirmed Owens had allegedly assaulted one of them by wrapping a belt around her throat in an attempt to strangle her. The two told the trooper that Owens had ran out the back door of the residence in an attempt to flee.

Burton said he saw Owens running along Coxton Loop before turning down another road and said he gave Owens multiple commands to stop, which he ignored. Burton allegedly found Owens hiding in brush when the male began yelling at the victim standing on Coxton Loop. Owens was then placed under arrest.

The woman refused medical treatment and told Burton she was staying at the residence until her mother came to pick her up.

Owens was charged with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence; no visible injury), second-degree fleeing/evading police (on foot), second-degree disorderly conduct, non-payment of court costs/fees/fines and failure to appear.

Owens is lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $4,000 bond, with 10 percent bail credit.

In other police activity:

• Russeline Joseph, 60, of Evarts, was arrested by Kentucky State Police troopers on Nov. 23. She was charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication of controlled substance (excluding alcohol), third-degree terroristic threatening, third-degree criminal trespassing and fourth-degree assault (minor injury). She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,500 full-cash bond;

• Clyde Phillips, 57, of Evarts, was arrested by Evarts Police Department officers on Nov. 23. He was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $15,000 bond, 10 percent with bail credit;

• Sonnie Carter, 28, of Dalton, Ga., was arrested by Kentucky State Police troopers on Nov. 24. He was charged as a fugitive (warrant not required) and was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;

• Gary Planck, 43, of Evarts, was arrested by Evarts Police Department officers on Nov. 24. He was charged with theft by unlawful taking ($500 or more but under $10,000). He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $1,500 full-cash bond;

• Brittany Turner, 31, of Evarts, was arrested by Harlan County Detention Center officials on Nov. 24. She was charged as a fugitive from another state (warrant required) with four counts failure to appear. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $500 full-cash bond, with an additional $416 (time served with jail credit);

• Breanna Blevins, 21, of Cumberland, was arrested by Cumberland Police Department officers on Nov. 26. She was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine). She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $1,500 full-cash bond;

• James Petrey, 32, of Wallins, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Nov. 27. He was charged with contempt of court, first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine), second-degree possession of controlled substance (drug unspecified) and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center with no bond set;

• Christopher Napier, 48, of Verda, was arrested by Evarts Police Department officers on Nov. 29. He was charged with license to be in possession, operating on suspended/revoked licenses (second offense), giving an officer false identifying information, identity theft and driving a commercial motor vehicle without class/endorsement. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $500 full-cash bond;

• Stephanie Holbrook, 22, of Harlan, was arrested by Harlan City Police Department officers on Dec. 1. She was charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance (second offense; methamphetamine) and non-payment of court costs/fees/fines. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $15,000 bond with 10 percent bail credit and $258 time-served bond;

• Paul Wynn, 27, of Lexington, was arrested by Kentucky State Police troopers on Dec. 2. He was charged with failure to appear, first-degree bail jumping, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license, possession of drug paraphernalia and operation of motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs/alcohol. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $20,000 full-cash bond and $3,000 bond with bail credit.