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Two arrested for interfering with first responders

By Eugenia Jones

A structure fire on Friday (February 4, 2022) at B & C Townhouse Apartments on Pigskin Road in Revelo led to the arrest of two individuals who allegedly created a disturbance with firefighters who had been dispatched to control the fire.  McCreary County Sheriff Randy Waters reports McCreary County Sheriff’s Deputy Alex Jones arrived on scene where 34 year old Jonathan Harold Campbell had allegedly begun to yell and cause conflict with firefighters.  Prior to the deputy’s arrival, Campbell also reportedly pushed one firefighter.  After law enforcement arrived, Campbell allegedly became confrontational with Officer Jones, refusing to do as requested and struggling as he was handcuffed.    

As Officer Jones was arresting Jonathan Harold Campbell, a female, 32 year old Betty King-Campbell, allegedly began yelling and cursing at the firefighters and Officer Jones and subsequently refused to comply with law enforcement requests.  After being secured in the back of Officer Jones’ unit, King-Campbell reportedly stated she acts up around law enforcement officers because she was raised to not like law enforcement or those in authority.

Both individuals were transported and lodged at the Knox County Detention Center.  Jonathan Campbell was charged with Disorderly Conduct (2nd Degree) and Resisting Arrest.  Betty King-Campbell was charged with Disorderly Conduct (2nd Degree), Resisting Arrest, and Obstructing Governmental Operations.

Jonathan Campbell

Betty King-Campbell

Additional law enforcement including McCreary County Sheriff’s Deputies Charlie Perry, Josh Goodin, District 3 Constable Cody Stephens, and Kentucky State Police Officer Keegan Bray also responded.

Whitley City Fire Department, South McCreary County (Pine Knot) Fire Department, North McCreary County Fire Department, and McCreary County EMS responded to the fire. Firefighters were at the scene for approximately three hours battling the blaze. Of the four apartments in the building, one was impacted by fire with the remaining three apartments  rendered unlivabe due to smoke damage.

Photo by Eugenia Jones

Whitley City, South McCreary, and North McCreary Fire Departments responded to a blaze at B & C Townhouse Apartments on Pigskin Road.  Law enforcement and McCreary EMS also responded. 

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