Three people were arrested recently on various charges, including endangering the welfare of a minor, after Paintsville Police allegedly found the driver to be intoxicated.
Officers determined that Elizabeth Little, 28, of McDowell, was allegedly intoxicated and arrested her during a traffic stop May 25, leading to the discovery of a 15-year-old in the vehicle she was operating, court documents said.
Also in the vehicle and arrested were three more individuals, including Aaron Hall, 21, of Printer, and Cameron Ousley, 20, of Martin, who were both arrested on a charge of first- or second-offense public alcohol intoxication and Zachary Williams, 21, of Ary. Williams, according to Paintsville Police Officer Jeremy Shepherd, was involved in a physical altercation with an unnamed party.
Shepherd asked Williams to step out of the vehicle, the citation said, after Williams gave him a “fake social number.” According to the citation, Williams exited the vehicle forcefully, nearly striking Shepherd, and he had “clenched fists,” and was “cussing very loud.” Shepherd said he had to deploy his taser to place handcuffs on Williams, the citation said, leading to Williams receiving charges of first- or second-offense public alcohol intoxication, second-degree disorderly conduct, menacing and resisting arrest.
Little was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor because “no one in the vehicle was sober,” the citation said, and the minor in the vehicle had “no one to sober to take care of him.”
Court documents said the minor was not under the influence.
Williams, Little, Hall and Ousley were housed in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, where all four were released the following day. Arraignment is set for June 10 in Johnson County Circuit Court for Hall, Ousley and Little, while court records indicate a date has not yet been set in Williams’ case.