Whitley County, KY - On May 10, 2016, law enforcement received information through a call to Whitley County E911 that a man and woman appeared to be fighting inside a car. At the time of the call, the car was parked outside a Woodbine store.
Constable Ron Bowling responded and was joined by Deputy James Fox in an attempt to locate the described vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted near the brick yard, and firearms were visible inside the vehicle. There were two children under the age of 5-years-old in the back seat. The adult female driver and adult male passenger provided differing stories about the alleged altercation.
When searched, the passenger, Clayton Fowler, 26, of Indiana, had in a pants pocket a hypodermic needle and showed signs of alcohol intoxication. Fowler misled deputies about his actual identity. Fowler was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, giving an officer a false name/address, first-degree disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication in a public place.
The driver, Natasha R. Shoaf, 29, had an active warrant for her arrest for failure to appear in court. After being arrested, Shoaf became violent and damaged the inside of Deputy Jonas Saunders’s cruiser. She was arrested for the warrant and is also charged with driving with no or a suspended license, third degree criminal mischief and first-degree disorderly conduct.
Fowler and Shoaf were lodged in the Whitley Co. Detention Center.
Social services assisted Constable Bowling and deputies Fox Saunders at the scene. The two children were placed into the custody of a family member.