Drugs and Wanted Suspect located during Welfare Check after Man Kicks K-9 in Head & Attempts to Disarm an Officer

Wagers Hoskins

LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's K-9 Deputy Jake Miller along with Sheriff's detectives and deputies arrested two individuals on Monday morning April 19, 2021 at approximately 8:46 AM.

The arrests occurred off Tuttle Road, approximately 9 miles South of London after deputies were dispatched to a residence there to conduct a welfare check on a female subject.

As deputies arrived at the scene, they observed a male subject flee on foot running across the roadway into a field. K-9 Deputy Jake Miller deployed his K-9 “Maverick” who was able to chase, and detain the suspect temporarily as deputies made contact with the suspect who then kicked K-9 “Maverick” in the head.

The suspect struggled with deputies there attempting to disarm one Deputy and following a brief struggle the suspect was taken into custody.

During the arrest the suspect was found in possession of a syringe.

Further investigation was conducted by Sheriff's detectives and deputies at the residence where they located suspected Methamphetamine and syringes.

In addition, deputies located a female subject there hiding in a locked room and determined that she was wanted on outstanding warrants of arrest.

The two arrested individuals were identified as:

Steve Wagers age 38 of Tuttle Rd., London, KY charged with:

  • Fleeing or evading police – first-degree – on foot
  • Possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – Methamphetamine
  • Resisting arrest
  • Attempting to disarm a peace officer
  • Disorderly conduct – second-degre
  • Public intoxication – controlled substances
  • Menacing
  • Assault on a service animal – second-degree

Tiffany N. Hoskins age 29 of Tuttle Rd., London, KY charged with:

  • Possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

In addition, this subject was charged on three outstanding warrants including:

  • A Laurel District Court warrant of arrest obtained by Laurel Sheriff's Detective James Sizemore charging two counts of Trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – Methamphetamine
  • A Knox District Court warrant of arrest regarding failure to appear on charges of Abused or Neglected child
  • A Knox District Court warrant of arrest obtained by trooper Michael Wilson charging Fleeing or evading police – first-degree – on foot; Wanton endangerment – first-degree

These two individuals were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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Photos of accused attached are courtesy of the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Laurel County Sheriff John Root (left) stated that drug arrests will continue in Laurel County.

Sheriff's investigators assisting at the scene included: Maj. Chuck Johnson, Lieut. Chris Edwards, Sgt. Brett Reeves, Deputy Hunter Disney, Deputy Jamie Etherton, Detective James Sizemore, Detective Robert Reed, Detective Taylor McDaniel.


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