Hit and Run/Criminal Mischief arrest:
Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff’s Detective Gary Mehler, along with Deputy Brad Mink, Deputy Jamie Etherton, and Deputy Daniel Grigsby arrested Anthony D. Allen age 31 of Slate Lick Church Rd., London on Tuesday afternoon November 28, 2018 at approximately 12:20 PM. The arrest occurred off Slate Lick Church Road approximately 5 miles north of London following an investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s office following a hit and run traffic crash that left a fence and gate extensively damaged near the front entrance of a business off Moren Town road in London on November 27, 2018 at approximately 2:30 PM. Detectives and deputies determined after viewing a surveillance video that a red Dodge Dakota truck had allegedly pulled into the business and as it was leaving crashed into a fence and gate causing approximately $2500 damage there. The driver was observed exiting his vehicle pulling the fence away from his front bumper area and then leaving the scene failing to notify the owners that he had struck and damaged their gate and fence. As investigators continued to investigate, a lead was developed on the possible whereabouts of the suspect vehicle —and the suspect and the suspect vehicle were located off Slate Church Road at a residence. The male subject located there admitted driving the truck and driving it into the fence at the business off Moren Town road. Arrested was Anthony Allen charged with leaving the scene of an accident; criminal mischief – first-degree; operating on suspended or revoked operator’s license; driving without a license – negligence in accident; failure of owner to maintain required insurance – second offense; no registration plates; no brake lights; failure to register transfer of motor vehicle; and no registration receipt. This individual was lodged in the Laurel County detention center. Photo of accused attached is courtesy of the Laurel County detention center.