TFC Michael Murriell
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 14, Ashland
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Virginia State Police presentation
Date of News Release: 06/19/2012
In the photo from left to right are: CPT Merrell Harrison (Post Commander Post 14), LT Jim Shelton (Operations Lieutenant Post 14), Trooper Bryant Marcum, CPT George Austin (VSP), Trooper Jim Ryland, CVE Officer Jess Staggs, Detective Chris Carter, Dispatcher Joe Lambert.
(Ashland, KY) -- CPT George Austin of the Virginia State Police , Salem Detachment, presented 6 (six) Post 14 employees with certificates of recognition for their involvement with the capture and arrest of Virginia fugitive William Earnest Grubbs on November 11, 2011. Grubbs had been employed as New Bedford County, VA Deputy and abducted a female juvenile. Grubbs was located on I-64 in Carter County, KY by Kentucky Troopers and subsequently stopped and arrested.