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Corbin Times Tribune (Newspaper) - April 21, 1998, Corbin, Kentucky Inside today tuesday april 21,1998 today s weather it rain Chance. High 62 tonight s weather times Campaign Trail Senate candidate Speaks to Whitley Democrat group inside Page y Jet rain Chance. Low 45 no. 94 vol. 106 serving Southeastern Kentucky for 106 years 50 cents today s sports taking two re hounds whip tigers panthers on the Diamond sports Page 6 today at a glance judge prevents Mother son from discussing Case pair facing murder arson charges in connection with death of elderly Whitley couple lottery pick 3 1-0-5 pick 4 4-2-7-5 Cash 5 4-8-13-30-35 today s obituaries William Chester Spurgeon Anna Goldie Corbin photos by Fred Petke photo by Fred Petke murder suspects Larry Osborne left and his Mother Patricia Osborne sit through another preliminary hearing monday morning in Whitley circuit court. Both could face the death penalty for the death of an elderly couple in december. By Fred Petke staff writer there a no Law to prevent Larry and Patricia Osborne from talking to each other while they await trial for allegedly killing an elderly couple four months ago. There is however a new order to keep them from discussing their respective cases with each other and prosecutors. Attorneys for 18-year-old Larry Osborne said the request was simply to keep prosecutors and the attorney for Osborne smother from initiating Contact concerning the Case. Initially there was considerable discussion Over what was or was not allowed under the motion. A they Are Mother and son a Whitley circuit judge Paul Braden said. A Are you asking they not have Contact a a was a father i would object to any motion prohibiting incidental Contact a Patricia Osborne a attorney James Gibson said. A a in be never been in this situation after Norris assured the court his motion Only related to the Case itself and not a other stuff a Braden granted the motion. A i think the problem is there was a great Deal of Contact before today a Braden said adding his suspicions there was much Contact before they were arrested and charged with the death of two elderly Whitley count ians in december. During last months hearing the Osborne held hands behind their attorneys backs for most of the hearing and whispered Back and Forth. At the time Larry Osborne was being held in a juvenile facility. Since he turned 18 last month Larry Osborne was transferred to the Whitley county jail where his Mother is also being held. The victims Sam and Lillian Davenport died when their Home in Southern Whitley county caught fire in the Early morning hours of dec. 14. The Osborne were arrested Over two weeks later and charged with the couples death allegedly breaking into and robbing the Home and allegedly setting the fire. Both could face the death penalty is convicted. A september trial Date was set months ago and remained after Braden denied a motion for a continuance from Norris monday. In the first week of the expected trial Norris said the world Chicken festival would be starting near his London office. Norris argued he and his fellow Public defenders would not have Access see Case Page 2 three allegedly flee on foot after burglary times Tribune staff report three men Are in jail today after being arrested for burglary late saturday night in Laurel county. Carl Gibson 18, of Oneida Sam Abner 21, of Lily and Chris Bush 19, of London were arrested for two counts of third degree burglary after the Laurel county sheriffs department received a burglary complaint on by. 1189 at the residence of Lonnie see flee Page 2 might 17-year-old charged with murder in death of Corbin baby times Tribune staff report a Corbin juvenile is facing murder charges from the shaking death of a 3-month-old baby last week. The 17-year-old male juvenile was arrested monday afternoon after an investigation by Kentucky state police detective Tommy Ritter and other Asp troopers. Ritter said the infant 3-month-old Kyle Rucker of Corbin was delivered to Baptist regional medical Center by its parents Nicholas Rucker and Crystal Cox Sparks a week ago with unspecified injuries. The baby was transferred to the University of Kentucky medical Center where he died three Days later Ritter said. Police said the baby died from brain and spine injuries caused by violent shaking or shaken baby syndrome. The juvenile was lodged in the Clark county detention Center. Suspect says custody fight at Center of allegations by Sondra Taylor staff writer a Laurel county Man has has been cleared of allegations he raped his Niece four years ago. Dale Falconberry 24, of London was acquitted monday in Laurel county circuit court. Defense attorneys contend the attempted rape charge was sparked by a custody Battle Between the defendant and the victims aunt. The victim alleged the attack occurred at Falconberry a Home in june 1994. The 20-year-old woman told jurors in a shaky voice that while staying at the Home of her aunt Michelle Falconberry and her husband at the time that Falconberry attempted to rape her. The woman said Dale Falconberry tried to rape her before Dawn in june of 1994. The defense produced National guard payroll receipts and witnesses which indicated Falconberry was in Artemus from june 11-25 for an annual training. Suspects admit roles in Ranger Cawood acted on his own prosecutor says charges reduced against others by Sondra Taylor staff writer six months after leading Law enforcement on a High Speed Chase and shooting a Man in the leg three subjects pleaded guilty to reduced charges monday. Clayton Delaney Cawood pleaded guilty to first degree assault Wanton endangerment and Possession of cocaine. Charges of attempted murder and a persistent felony offender were dropped. Cawood was charged with first degree assault for shooting sgt. Randy Brumbach in the leg after fleeing officials after an alleged Deer poaching incident in Jackson county. Cawood also pleaded guilty to one count of Wanton endangerment for shooting at Kentucky state police detective Joey Peters who was behind Brumbach throughout the Pursuit. In a separate Case Cawood pleaded to a single count of Possession of a controlled substance. Prosecutors in London offered Cawood 15 years for assault and three years for Wanton endangerment. Under the plea agreement Cawood would be sentenced As a violent offender and would serve half of the sentence before meeting with the parole Board. Randy Creech 24, and 20-year-old Joshua Sizemore both pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second degree Wanton endangerment. Prosecutors offered two years probation in place of a 12-month jail sentence. They also recommended Creech serve 180 Days he was released monday after serving 183 Days. Commonwealths attorney Tom Handy said charges against Creech and Sizemore were reduced because the evidence showed Cawood acted independently in the shooting. All three men will be sentenced Friday. Sizemore and Creech were ordered to appear in a Jackson county court april 27 on pending charges of Deer poaching. The shooting occurred oct. 29, 1997 off winding Blade Road in Northern Laurel county after a 30-minute Pursuit from Jackson county. Authorities said Brumbach was attempting to search Cawood a pickup truck As part of a poaching investigation. As Brumbach approached the truck Cawood pulled away and headed toward Laurel county and to the site of the shooting. Brumbach was shot once in the leg after Cawood struck stalled on a dirt Road. Sizemore and Creech were arrested about six hours later while Cawood turned himself in to state police after two Days on the Loose. Flood Waters continue to recede More rain on the Way clean up by Fred Petke staff writer the rain finally stopped monday giving residents a Long awaited break from the worries of rising flood Waters encroaching on their Homes. As corbins floodwaters drained into Barbourville and Williamsburg officials in those cities were starting to learn what Corbin mayor Scott Williamson already knew the flood is going to be expensive. So far the state Hasni to stepped in with any promises of emergency Aid or declared states of emergency. Not to say local officials Haven to been asking but they Are trying to total every thing up first. A we Hope we re the first a Williamson said. Corbin finally dried out Over the weekend but City offices Are still trying to add everything up not to mention clean up City Hall and the recycling Center. Williamson said damage to streets sidewalks and City buildings alone could easily reach half a million dollars. A a it a More extensive than people realize a Williamson said. A we lost communication equipment video equipment. We be had a lot of damage to equipment and with up to 2 feet of water throughout City Hall thursday night its hard not to lose a lot of things. Most of the records have been saved and Are drying out Williamson said but new carpet tops the replacement list at City Hall. Throughout the City it will be repairing Bridge supports buckled sidewalks and washed off pavement. It was Back to business As usual at rotary Park with the Start of the softball and Little league seasons monday night. One of the Fields was in shape for play monday but the others still have Cost $500,000 a Crane sat idly in the Middle of second Street in Williamsburg monday morning while the Cumberland River continued to Rise. Right flood Waters covered Briar Creek Park and surrounded the Dav building on 10th Street forcing Motorist after Motorist to a turn and Hunt for alternate routes. A Way to go. The playing surfaces and the volleyball pits left with the Waters when Lynn Camp Creek finally returned to its Banks. A it just took everything out and washed it away a Corbin recreation director Phil Russell said from his tractor late monday see water Page 2 dui traffic Stop turns dangerous for police London Man charged with firing on police times Tribune staff report a London Man is in jail after allegedly shooting at two police officers sunday night near London. According to Kentucky state police sgt. Steve Walker and Laurel county Deputy sheriff de Jones stopped 30-year-old Adam a a blues Mcqueen on a drunk driving complaint on Rader Ridge Road. When officers arrived in the area they reportedly heard several shots fired and saw Mcqueen walking along the Road. Mcqueen allegedly fired several shots toward Walker and Jones and fled on foot. Mcqueen was arrested after a search of the area and offered no resistance police said. Mcqueen was charged with two counts of attempted murder and was lodged in the Laurel county detention Center. Attack photo by Sondra Taylor Clayton Cawood is Lead to court monday. Cawood pleaded guilty to shooting a state fish and wildlife officer

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