Seized drugs and firearms (Pulaski County Sheriff's Office)


SOMERSET, KY - Pulaski County Sheriff Bobby Jones reports that on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at approximately 1:49 PM, Deputy Marcus Harrison and other law enforcement officers responded to a complaint of a person who was acting suspiciously.

Before the officers arrived, they were told that a man and woman were arguing in the middle of the roadway and that the man was armed with a scythe.

When Deputy Harrison arrived, he saw a male subject walking into a tree line and a female standing in the roadway. Deputy Harrison and Deputy Jared Pierce searched the tree line but were unable to locate that person.

While investigating the initial complaint, Deputies were led to another residence on Stewart Road.

Through their investigation, they located Cooper David Decker who had an active warrant against him. Decker was standing by a vehicle that he owned. Deputy Jared Pierce arrested Decker on the warrant.

Deputies also located  James Matthew Mounce sitting in the same vehicle and Mounce had active arrest warrants on him. Mounce was arrested by Deputy Logan Crabtree who had come to assist.


Cooper David Decker and James Matthew Mounce ( Pulaski County Detention Center)

Note: Decker and Mounce were not associated with the initial complaint that brought the officers to that area.

Deputy Marcus Harrison located a pistol lying on the driver’s seat and a syringe that contained a clear liquid in it that was on the driver's side of the vehicle.

Subsequent investigation revealed that also in the vehicle there were:

  • Three long guns
  • An additional pistol
  • Digital scales
  • A used methamphetamine pipe
  • Syringes
  • Approximately 51.5 grams (1.8 ounces) of a white crystal-like substance suspected to be methamphetamine

Cooper David Decker, age 44, of Cave Hollow Road, Somerset, KY was charged with:

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense – (greater than 2 grams of Methamphetamine)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

An indictment warrant was also served on him for:

  • Receiving Stolen Property more than $1,000 but less than $10,000

Mr. Decker was then lodged at the Pulaski County Detention Center.

James Mounce, age 47, also of Cave Hollow Road was arrested on four bench warrants from Pulaski County

  • One for Contempt of Court
  • Three for Failure to Appear

This individual was also lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

Sheriff Bobby Jones asks if you have any information about drug activity or any crime to contact our tip line at 606-679-8477.

You can also leave a tip on our webpage at

You can remain anonymous by texting PCSOTIP to 847411, or by using our mobile app on both Google Play and the App Store.


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