According to Adair County Sheriff Josh Brockman, the Adair County Sheriff’s Office experienced a busy holiday weekend with nearly 100 calls for service including responding to several critical incidents and arrests.
Man arrested on felony drug charges after traffic stop
Adair County Sheriff Deputy Josh Durbin was on patrol in the south end of the Adair County around the Sparksville community on Friday, July 3 when he initiated a traffic stop on a 2000 Chevrolet for excessive speeding at 9:38 p.m. During roadside investigation, it was found that the operator, James Adcock, 47, of Columbia did not possess a valid Kentucky drivers license. Adcock also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest from the Adair County Circuit Court. After taking Adcock into custody, Deputy Durbin deployed his K-9 Nitro and located methamphetamine in the vehicle.
Adcock was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree methamphetamine, speeding 73 mph in 55 mph, no operator’s license and no insurance.
Missing person reported at Holmes Bend
Adair County Sheriff Deputy Derek Padgett was patrolling Green River Lake on Friday, July 3 and was approached by a camper from Woodford County at 7:55 p.m. The female advised that they had a 54-year-old family member with dementia who had left their campsite on foot and they were unable to find him.
Padgett notified emergency management director Mike Keltner of the situation, who then started activating additional resources to respond to the scene. Adair County deputies Padgett and Josh Durbin then started the initial search.
Deputy Emergency Management Director Chad Wheet arrived on scene along with Columbia-Adair County Fire Department. Emergency services along with several campers who volunteered their assistance set out and began to search. Approximately one hour later, he was found safe and unharmed. He was returned to his campsite with his family. The Sheriff’s office is thankful for those came out and volunteered, everyone from emergency services to fellow campers.
ATV accident results in female being airlifted to University of Louisville
Adair County Sheriff Deputy Chandler Staten responded to an ATV accident on Chestnut Grove Road 15 miles south of Columbia at 7:12 p.m. on Saturday, July 4.
Amanda Walker, 40, of Charleston, S.C. was operating a 4-wheeler with a 10-year-old juvenile child when she lost control of the ATV, running it off a small bridge abatement. Both Walker and the juvenile were treated on scene by Adair County EMS and Breeding Fire Department before being transported to T.J. Health Columbia by Adair County EMS.
Walker was loaded from the parking lot straight into a waiting helicopter, where she was airlifted to University of Louisville. The juvenile was treated and later released to family from T.J. Health Columbia. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor and charges are pending test results. The Adair County Sheriff’s Office continues the investigation.
Adair Man dies as result of single vehicle collision
The Adair County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Adair 911 of a single vehicle collision 9 miles east of Columbia on Ky. Hwy. 206 at 6:35 p.m. on Sunday, July 5.
Upon arrival, Deputy Josh Durbin discovered that a vehicle had struck a guardrail and overturned with the operator pinned underneath.
Preliminary investigation shows that Bobby Roberts, Jr., 44, of Adair County, was operating a 1995 Chevrolet S-10 east on Liberty Road when he failed to negotiate a left hand curve.
The vehicle began to skid sideways down the road before striking a guardrail. The impact caused the vehicle to start flipping multiple times leaving the driver pinned underneath the vehicle. Roberts was extricated from the vehicle by mechanical means from the Columbia-Adair County Fire Department.
Roberts was pronounced deceased by Adair County EMS paramedics and Coroner Todd Akin was notified. Deputy Josh Durbin is investigating the collision and was assisted by Kentucky State Police.
The Adair County Sheriff’s Office offers their prayers and thoughts to the Roberts family.