Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Five individuals were arrested for multiple gun violations, drug charges, and outstanding warrants after local law enforcement responded to a trespassing complaint, according to a press release from the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
Officers responded to the complaint call around 10:00 pm on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at 463 Cedar Grove Church Road in Bee Spring. Deputies reported that after they made contact with Timothy Harp (59), a resident of the Cedar Grove Church Road location, a bag containing suspected marijuana residue was seen laying in plain view. Law enforcement officials reported that when questioned, Harp allegedly retrieved another bag that contained suspected marijuana from inside the residence. Deputies then asked for consent to search the property, consent was not given, which resulted in a search warrant being obtained, according to the release.
In addition to the suspected marijuana and residue, deputies reportedly also found multiple items of drug paraphernalia which officers said are commonly used for smoking methamphetamine, which all contained residue suspected to be methamphetamine, as well as a small container with suspected methamphetamine inside, according to the sheriff's office.
Officers also said that Harp was in possession of a single-shot 12 gauge shotgun. Harp was confirmed to be a multi-convicted felon from the state of Alabama, including a 12 year sentence for manufacturing dangerous drugs, according to the press release.
Timothy Harp was charged and arrested for Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon; Possession Controlled Substance, 1st Offense (methamphetamine), Firearm Enhanced; and Drug Paraphernalia—Buy/Possess, Firearm Enhanced.
Deputies also made contact with Charles T. Decker (58), also a resident of 463 Cedar Grove Church Road. Deputies allegedly found two single barrel shotguns and confirmed that Decker was a convicted felon from Grayson County for Arson, 3rd Degree.
Decker was charged and arrested for Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon; he was lodged in Hart County Jail.
Edmonson County Sheriff’s deputies also made contact with Jennifer Spainhoward (41), a third resident of the Cedar Grove Church Road property, according to the press release, and while on scene executing the search warrant, law enforcement officials came into contact with a truck and three occupants, two of which had outstanding warrants. The third occupant was not charged with anything and was free to leave the scene, officials said.
Stephanie Decker (33) of Bee Spring, KY, was served an Edmonson County Bench Warrant for charges of Tampering with Physical Evidence, Persistent Felony Offender II, and two counts of Violating Shock Probation in Felony Convictions; she was lodged in Hart County Jail.
Shawn L. Hayes (31) of Bee Spring, KY was served three Edmonson County Bench Warrants, one for violating the terms and conditions of shock probation and two for failure to appear, all stemming from charges of Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition All Others, Under $500; Illegal Possession of Legend Drug; Burglary, 3rd Degree; and Shock Probation in Felony Convictions; she was lodged in Hart County Jail.
Jennifer Spainhoward (41) of Bee Spring, KY was served with a Jefferson County Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear on a charge of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, $500<$10,000; she was lodged in Hart County Jail.
Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by Brownsville City Police, who executed the warrants on S. Decker and Hayes.
This is an ongoing investigation with further charges pending.
**2:16PM: this article was edited after the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office issued a revision to their original press release regarding a van with nine individuals that were discovered. The sheriff's office corrected that statement to say that a truck with three occupants were discovered instead.