Commonwealth Journal

News Live

June 13, 2013

Local man charged with robbery after car chase with deputies

Somerset —

Guns. Drugs. A car chase. The events that unfolded Wednesday night in southern Pulaski County sound like a synopsis of a prime time crime drama.
Instead, a local man is behind bars and charged with numerous criminal counts after an alleged drug deal gone south.
Barry Canada, 35, of Ky. 90, was charged with two counts of first-degree robbery and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.
According to the sheriff’s office, deputies responded to a report of shots fired on Ky. 90 near the Dollar General Store, at approximately 7 p.m. Wednesday. 
There, Sgt. Jon Williams determined that Canada had allegedly chased the victim’s vehicle from his residence located at 1257 Old Ky. 90, loop 2, blocking the road and firing three rounds into a vehicle occupied by a male and a female.
Further investigation revealed that Canada was acquainted with the female in the vehicle, Krystal Hampton, and had allegedly made a deal for a controlled substance to be purchased by Canada at his residence.
However, after obtaining Canada’s money, Hampton allegedly fled in the vehicle, which was being driven by a Rogers Harris. Canada gave chase and caught up with the vehicle near the Dollar General Store, at which point he fired shots into the vehicle and robbed Harris and Hampton of a total of $75, according to the sheriff’s department.
Canada then allegedly fled the scene before the arrival of the sheriff’s deputies. However, a witness at the scene obtained the registration and description of Canada’s vehicle, which led deputies to his address.
When they arrive, there was no response after several attempts to get Canada to the door, even though it was known that he was inside, according to the sheriff’s department. So authorities tried a different approach. Being as Canada was wanted on a McCreary County Circuit Court warrant on indictment for criminal mischief, entry was able to be made into the residence. 

Text Only
News Live
  • Corps: Lake water fees may be coming

    Sometime, maybe three or four years down the road, Somerset and other communities that use water out of Lake Cumberland will pay fees for water drawn out of the lake. And, if Wolf Creek Dam springs another leak, communities along the lake might have to pay the cost of repairs.

    August 1, 2014

  • DOWNTOWN FLOWER FOTO.JPG Downtown beautification project underway

    No flowers yet, but the boxes are taking shape. A city beautification project is under way downtown and already completed are four elevated flower boxes –– three along the south side of the square in front of First and Farmers National Bank and one on the east side in front of Citizens National Bank’s downtown headquarters.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • eubank school1.jt.jpg New cafeteria coming soon to Eubank Elementary

    Students at one elementary school in northern Pulaski County will be taking their lunches in the classroom for a bit while construction to its cafeteria continues. 

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rift over firefighter pay finally history

    Somerset officials are closing the books on a years-long disagreement between the city and the state labor cabinet over overtime pay and other benefits for firefighters and EMS workers. 

    July 31, 2014

  • BURNSIDE LODGE-TURNER FOTO.jpg Turner to meet with commissioner on Burnside Island

    A state representative unhappy over secrecy surrounding possible privatization of General Burnside Island State Park said he will respond positively to an invitation to meet with Elaine Walker, commissioner of Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Ca

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Derek Kissee.jpg Science Hill man charged in Rockcastle County beating

    A Science Hill man has been accused of beating and leaving another Pulaski County man for dead in an abandoned Rockcastle County rock qu

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • Kingsford Fire 07-29-2014 KS 09.jpg No injuries, minimal damage at Kingsford Plant

    A normal production day at the Kingsford Charcoal Plant in southern Pulaski County was halted for a few hours while firefighters worked to put out a small blaze at the plant. 

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 020313 SCC Rogers BLdg-0286.jpg SCC tabbed as one of top places to work

    A national publication dedicated to all things secondary education has named Somerset Community College one of the best in the nation to work for. 

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Warning: Robo phone scam targeting local residents

    Authorities are warning local residents of a possible phone scam.

    July 28, 2014

  • Baskin Robbins Reopens 07-29-2014 JT 17.jpg Baskin Robbins is back in Somerset

    Even with two Dairy Queens, a new Orange Leaf and an ice cream truck, Somerset residents have still been screaming for more ice cream.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

News Live
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks