Unlawful transaction with a minor arrests:

Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Detective Sgt. Chris Edwards along with Detective Bryon Lawson, Detective James Sizemore, Deputy Jamie Etherton, Deputy Jake Miller and his K-9 “Gotcha” arrested two individuals off Little County Road approximately 6 miles north of London on Wednesday morning April 17, 2019 at approximately 11:25 AM. The arrests occurred while Sheriff’s detectives and deputies were attempting to locate a reported missing 15 year old juvenile and learned through investigation that allegedly these two individuals had been harboring the missing individual and provided alcohol and marijuana to the missing juvenile. Arrested was:
• William James Francis age 38 of Little County Rd., East Bernstadt charged with unlawful transaction with a minor – second-degree.
• J
oy Collins age 26 of Little County Rd., East Bernstadt charged with unlawful transaction with a minor – second-degree.
These two individuals were lodged in the Laurel County detention center. Photos of accused attached are courtesy of the Laurel County detention center.