A Franklin County woman is back in the Pulaski County Detention Center after a new arrest last month.
Penny Ellen Lineweaver, 35, of Frankfort, was lodged into the Pulaski County Detention Center May 29 after being transferred from the Franklin County Regional Jail. She had been arrested there May 19 on charges of second-degree Arson after allegedly setting a house on fire by lighting clothes and a chair with a personal lighter.
Lineweaver reportedly told authorities that God told her to start the fire. She allegedly attempted to burn a shed as well.
The woman was transferred to the Pulaski County Detention Center on May 29 because she was out on bond locally in regard to an incident which happened last November. Lineweaver was indicted by the grand jury in February on four counts of first-degree Wanton Endangerment, two counts of third-degree Burglary, and one count each of first-degree Criminal Mischief, second-degree Fleeing or Evading Police (Motor Vehicle), Theft By Unlawful Taking under $500, and second-degree Attempted Burglary.
In light of the new arrest, court records indicate that Lineweaver's $10,000 surety bond has been revoked pending her next pretrial conference set for August 2.
According to a citation filed last November 7 by Science Hill Police Department Officer Greg Martin, the local charges stem from a situation which began around 8 a.m. that morning when he responded to assist the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office on a theft-in-progress report at Keller Trailer Sales on Todd Road in Science Hill.
As Ofc. Martin was responding, he was informed that a female suspect had fled the scene in a silver Suzuki. He spotted a vehicle matching that description driving southbound on U.S. 27 and observed it run a red light.
Martin stated that when he turned on his emergency lights to attempt to pull over the vehicle, it accelerated and ran through another red light, turning onto Ky. 1247 and continuing south.
A unit with the Somerset Police Department deployed stop sticks at the intersection of Ky. 1247 and University Drive which punctured the left side tires. The vehicle also lost a tire off of the rim on the right side at some point during the pursuit.
Despite this, however, according to Martin’s report, the vehicle turned onto McKee Road, then turned into the northbound lanes of U.S. 27, and finally turned right onto Stillwater where it ended up in the yard of a private residence.
The suspect, identified as Lineweaver, was apprehended after the the vehicle drove through a barbwire fence and stopped in a treeline.
Lineweaver's co-defendant in the Pulaski case is 42-year-old Jeffery Allen Breeze, also of Frankfort. The local grand jury charged him only with third-degree Burglary and Theft By Unlawful Taking Under $500.
Breeze is scheduled to stand trial on August 19, while Lineweaver's trial is slated for September 3. At press time, both remain lodged at PCDC — Lineweaver without bond and Breeze in lieu of a $25,000 cash/property bond.