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.
12/21/2016 03:43:32 pm
this is in very poor taste to make this news. maybe we should just let the reporting be done by people who know what is news and what is not. These people were having problems they were trying to work out and you need to ask more of the details before putting this on here.
12/21/2016 04:01:08 pm
you know whats in poor taste? a county official that gets arrested for somethign like this. i bet the people that voted for him want to know. and who are you to say who knows who to report what. everybody loves to read the news until theysee something they dont like then its awful.
John Michael Hawks
12/21/2016 04:04:30 pm
I agree with Tommy. I see comments on here all the time about what people think is news or not, yet they go ahead and read it. I don't know the man that got arrested but if a constable getting arrested is not news I'm not sure what is. I hope his family get everything worked out.
12/21/2016 04:12:33 pm
if they didnt put it in the news yall would complain of them playing favorites and say it should be in there smh
12/21/2016 11:19:28 pm
12/22/2016 12:15:52 am
I think its news when an officer of the law breaks the law. Any other citizen would be.
Dist.2 Constable Office
12/22/2016 12:50:27 am
Anytime an elected official does something such as this, it looks bad on Constables across the state.
12/22/2016 06:22:06 pm
The Kentucky Constable Association, Inc. denounces any constable that willfully violates the law and breaks the trust of the citizens they swore to protect. As members of the KCA we take our oath very seriously and perform our duties with professionalism and integrity. This person "Elvis Lindsey" is not a member of the KCA and does not follow our Associations standards.
7/8/2018 05:29:16 am
I’m confused. How is he a constable and does he Carry a gun? KY law exempts Elected Officials such as Constables and Sheriffs from a lot of training. An EPO restricts your ability to own a Gun. Because he’s an elected Official is he automatically still eligible to carry a firearm?
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