- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—A Laurel County woman is facing numerous charges after her arrest during a traffic stop Friday night in the western part of the county.

Christina Conley, 30, of Topson Road, London, was charged with second-degree wanton endangerment, receiving stolen property under $500, possession of burglary tools, operating a motor vehicle under the influence — first offense, failure to wear seat belts, booster seat violations, failure of the owner to maintain required insurance — first offense, and other traffic violations.

She was jailed in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Conley’s arrest occurred around 7:53 p.m., the result of a traffic stop conducted by Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Tommy Houston.

That happened while he was investigating a complaint of the theft of a battery and battery tray from a victim on Topton Road, approximately 10 miles west of London.

While he was at the scene and filing the theft report from the victim’s son, Houston saw the suspect’s vehicle that was possibly involved in the theft drive by with a woman driver holding a small child unrestrained.

The deputy conducted a traffic stop on the suspect’s vehicle — a tan-colored Chevy Tahoe SUV — directly in front of her nearby residence. An investigation determined the driver was under the influence of drugs, and a danger to herself and the small child she had in the vehicle.

During the course of the investigation, deputies determined Conley had left five children alone in the residence. Deplorable living conditions were noted there, including open, sharp food containers and dog feces in the floor through the residence, as well as spoiled meat in the refrigerator.

The deputies also located the reported stolen battery tray inside the Chevy Tahoe, along with the receipt where the reported stolen battery was sold to a metal company earlier in the day for eight dollars.

The children were placed with other family members by Social Services.

Deputy Houston was assisted in the arrest by Sgt. Robbie Grimes and Cpl. Jack Caudill.


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