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Teens charged with tire slashing

PAINTSVILLE — Two Johnson County teens were charged with criminal mischief and public intoxication late Wednesday after they were allegedly seen cutting truck tires in downtown Paintsville.

The Paintsville Police Department detained the male juveniles — a 16-year-old Paintsville youth and a 17-year-old Flat Gap resident — at the scene of the alleged crime, which occurred around 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Classic Bank parking lot.

Court records say that both teens were seen cutting the tires on a truck, owned by Classic Bank.

One of the youths told police that a screw driver was used to cut the tires, and both reportedly advised that they had been drinking beer.

Both juveniles, whose identities are being withheld, submitted to preliminary breathalyzer tests. Results of the breath tests indicate that both teens were under the influence of alcohol.

City police officers Mark Cantrell, Doug Wallen and Crystal McKenzie are investigating.

Two trying to flag traffic arrested

PRESTONSBURG — A Prestonsburg man and woman were arrested Monday by Prestonsburg police officer Sue Blackburn and charged with alcohol intoxication.

Bobby Dean Combs, 36, and Daisy Baker, 44, were taken into custody near Highlands Plaza after police received a report of two intoxicated people trying to stop traffic, according to Blackburn's arrest citation.

Blackburn noted the two had a strong smell of alcohol about them, had slurred speech and were unsteady on their feet.

Baker pleaded guilty and was fined $35 plus court costs. Combs is to be arraigned April 8.

Officer Mike Conn and Lt. William Petry assisted Blackburn at the scene.

In an unrelated incident, Steven L. Crum, 45, of Martin, was arrested Thursday and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place after allegedly being drunk in the old courthouse.

Sheriff's deputy B.J. Caudill took Crum into custody around 11:45 a.m. He is to be arraigned April 22.

Man allegedly goes to court with pot

PRESTONSBURG — An Allen man was arrested March 25 after allegedly going to the Floyd County Justice Center with pot in his pocket.

Buck D. Combs, 22, was charged with possession of marijuana by Prestonsburg officer George Tussey.

Tussey wrote on the arrest citation that when Combs walked into the justice center and when sheriff's deputy Warren Halbert asked him to empty his pockets, "he had a plastic bag with a small amount of marijuana."

Combs was released on a $200 cash bond and is to be arraigned on April 22.

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