Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
A local constable has been arrested for a violation of an EPO, or an "Emergency Protective Order," according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
Edmonson County District 4 Constable Elvis Lindsey was arrested yesterday when according to the Sheriff's office, they located him at his residence, which was a violation of the order issued on behalf of his wife. District 4 covers a northern portion of the county in the Bee Spring area.
According to the Edmonson County Circuit Clerk's Office, the order was requested by Lindsey's spouse on December 14, 2016 who claimed that Lindsey had threatened her with abuse, as listed in public record court documents.
Sheriff Shane Doyle said that although the violation is a misdemeanor, it is still an arrestable offense and a very serious matter.
"An EPO is a court order designed to protect the petitioner from the threat of domestic violence," he said. "It provides penalties against things from a range of no contact or communication, destruction of property, and coming within a restricted area."
A constable in the state of Kentucky has authority to enforce both the Traffic Code and the Criminal Code of Kentucky. They may execute warrants, summonses, subpoenas, attachments, notes, rules and orders of the court in all criminal, penal and civil cases, according to the Kentucky Constitution.