Police briefs: May 15, 2020

Published 9:54 am Friday, May 15, 2020

Police Briefs

  • Friday, May 8 — Danville Police investigated fraudulent insurance acts. In January, officers took a report and investigated the theft of an engagement ring valued at $8,500. Cheyanne Peters, 33, of Danville reported the ring stolen and received compensation from her insurance carrier. On May 8, Peters was found attempting to sell the ring through Facebook. Police set up a meeting with a proposed buyer and Peters arrived at the predetermined location where she was met by officers. The ring was located, and Peters was charged with falsely reporting an incident and fraudulent insurance acts valued between $500 and $10,000.


  • Friday May 8 — 7 p.m. Danville Police responded to McDonald’s on Jane Trail in reference to a subject passed out in a vehicle. Upon arrival officers determined the subject, Johnathon Strout, 37, of Lancaster, had operated the vehicle and was under the influence of intoxicants. Upon searching the vehicle officers located marijuana and prescription narcotics. 

Strout was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, and prescription controlled substance not in the proper container.

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  • Saturday May 9 — 9:47 p.m. police conducted a traffic stop near Thoroughbred Drive for equipment violations. One of the vehicle’s occupants was found to have an active warrant and upon further investigation a search of the vehicle was conducted. During the search officers located marijuana, methamphetamine and prescription narcotics along with a Remington .380 pistol. 

Upon interviewing the occupants of the vehicle officers charged Amy Cochran, 46, of Liberty, with insurance violations, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree possession of a controlled substance, meth.

Also arrested was Brian Harvey, 33, of Campbellsville. At the detention center a search by jail staff discovered additional meth in Harvey’s sock. Harvey was charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, meth, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and promoting contraband.


  • Sunday May 10 — 7:42 p.m. officers responded to a reckless driving complaint on the Danville Bypass. They located the white van and observed it swerving. A traffic stop was conducted and officers determined the operator, Juan Vallejo Reyes, was under the influence. Reyes was taken into custody on charges of careless driving and DUI.


  • Sunday May 10 — 9:54 p.m. police conducted a traffic stop on Lexington Avenue for equipment violations. Officers could smell marijuana emitting from the vehicle and a search was conducted. During the search officers located a scale, marijuana and cash. 

David Walker, 19, of Danville, was charged with one headlight, license to be in possession, trafficking marijuana less than 8 ounces, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 


  • Monday, May 11 — 2:10 a.m. police responded to Five Star for a male passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle. On arrival contact was made with Courtney Flood, 37, of Danville and made several attempts to wake him up. Officers had to open the door and shake the subject who eventually woke. 

Flood became uncooperative with officers and had to be removed from the vehicle.  After a series of field sobriety tests, Flood was determined to be under the influence and was taken into custody. Inside Flood’s vehicle officers located open alcoholic beverage containers, prescription narcotics, drug paraphernalia, hallucinogenic mushrooms, and methamphetamine.

Flood was charged with DUI, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, second-degree trafficking a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, meth, and second- and third-degree possession of a controlled substance.     


  • Monday, May 11 — 3:43 a.m., police responded to a disturbance and altercation at an apartment on West Lexington Avenue.  Officers determined Floyd Stevens, 53, of Danville, unlawfully entered the apartment through an unlocked window.  Once inside Stevens attempted to assault his estranged girlfriend who was inside. Stevens also allegedly made threats while armed with a knife. Police too Stevens into custody without incident and charged him with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault, second-degree strangulation. No involved parties suffered injuries that needed medical attention.