Laurel County, Ky. - Sheriff John Root is reporting that Deputy Tommy Houston along with Sgt. Robbie Grimes and Cpl. Jack Caudill arrested Christina Conley age 30 of Topton Rd., London on Friday night July 24, 2015 at approximately 7:53 PM.
The arrest was the result of a traffic stop conducted by Deputy Houston while he was investigating a complaint of a battery and battery tray theft from a victim on Topton Road, approximately 10 miles west of London.
While at the scene and filing the theft report from the victim's son, Deputy Houston observed the suspect vehicle that was possibly involved in the theft drive by with a female driver holding a small child unrestrained.
Deputy Houston conducted a traffic stop on the tan colored Chevrolet Tahoe driven by the suspect – the traffic stop occurred directly in front of the suspect's residence nearby.
An investigation of the driver determined that she was under the influence of drugs and a danger to herself and the small child she had in the vehicle. In addition, during the course of the investigation deputies determined that she had left 5 children alone in the residence that had extremely deplorable living conditions – to include open sharp food containers throughout the residence, dog feces in the floor throughout the residence, and spoiled meat in the refrigerator.
In addition, during the investigation, deputies located the reported stolen battery tray inside this subject's tan colored Chevrolet Tahoe and also located a receipt where the reported stolen battery was sold to a metal company earlier in the day for eight dollars.
Christina Conley was charged with wanton endangerment – second degree; receiving stolen property under $500; possession of burglary tools; operating a motor vehicle under the influence – first offense; failure to wear seatbelts; booster seat violations; failure of owner to maintain required insurance – first offense; and other traffic violations and was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
The children were placed with other family members by social services.
Photo attached is courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.